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Accommodations

Best Western red Coach Inn

2525 W. Central Ave.          316-321-6900
www.bestwestern.com
73 rooms, wireless internet, indoor pool, fridges, Jacuzzi in honeymoon suites. Double D's Restaurant on site, banquets to 200, truck parking, and handicapped accessible.

El Dorado Motel

1111 E. Central Ave.         316-321-3610
34 rooms, wireless internet, outdoor pool, continental breakfast, and handicapped accessible.

El Dorado State Park Cabins

El Dorado State Park & Lake         316-321-7180
Five primitive log cabins (4 person capacity).
Five deluxe full amenity cabins (6-10 capacity).

Heritage Inn

2515 W. Central        316-321-6800
32 rooms, wireless internet, continental breakfast, and handicapped accessible.

Holiday Inn Express

3100 W. El Dorado Ave.         316-322-7275
www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel&crUrl=/h/d/ex/1/en/hotelsearchresults         800-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
63 rooms, wireless internet, indoor pool, exercise room, meeting room to 50, continental breakfast, jacuzzi in honeymoon suites, and handicapped accessible.

Stardust Motel

1127 N. Main         316-321-3535
26 rooms

Sunset Inn

1901 W. Central         316-321-9172 or 800-233-6355
36 rooms, wireless internet, continental breakfast, Bejing Restaurant on site, and handicapped accessible.

Super 8 Motel

2530 W. Central         316-321-4888
48 rooms, wireless internet, continental breakfast, fridges, and handicapped accessible.

 

Antiques & Specialty Stops

Haverhill Antiques

811 S. Haverhill Road        316-321-3199
Open Mon - Sat 10 am to 6 pm and Sun 12 pm to 5 pm
Lefton, McCoy, costume jewelry, linens, art, glass, dolls and accessories, pictures, depression and carnival glass, old furniture, old tools, enamelware, old toys, old books and old records.

Hudson Gardens, LLC

409 NW 60th off Hwy. 77         316-377-0272
www.visithudsongardens.com        E-Mail: hudsongardens@pixius.net
Retail nursery and gift shop offering many varieties of shrubs, grasses, perennials, annuals, and fall mums. Two acres u-pick vegetables and cut flowers. Open mid-April through October 31st. Just North of El Dorado. Annual Fall Mum Fest 3rd Saturday of September.

The Merchants at 142

142 N. Main

Beyond Napa ..............................316-321-2345
Pink Saloon ......................316-321-7465 (Pink)
Satchel Creek Steaks.................316-320-4262
Scooter's Coffeehouse ..............316-322-0211

142 is comprised of Beyond Napa - a quaint wine and spirits boutique; Pink Saloon - a fun and funky boutique; Satchel Creek Steaks - a "steak" store with Kansas raised beef and so much more; and Scooter's Coffeehouse - a cozy coffee shop. Soon to come - a full service salon and spa - Salon Knotty. It's worth a stop to see a former hardware store converted into an awesome atmosphere!

Walter's Flowers & Interiors

124 N. Main         800-292-8241 or 316-321-1740
E-Mail: waltersflowers@wfi.kscoxmail.com
9,000 square feet to experience. Floral gifts, gourmet foods and interior accessories. A unique, beautiful shop to tickle your senses. Award winning designers.

Walters' Pumpkin Patch, LLC

10001 NW Hwy 77         316-320-4150
10 miles North of El Dorado         www.walterspumpkinpatch.com
Walters' Pumpkin Patch - "Where Fall Begins"
U-Pick pumpkins, gourds and squash of all shapes, sizes and colors. Corn Maze, Attractions for all ages, GIft Shop and Unique Food Products. Third weekend in September thru October 31st.

 

Dining

El Dorado Dairy Queen

115 N. Griffith        316-321-2919
"We Treat You Right" The place to cool off with an ice cream treat. Sandwiches also. Wireless internet available.

Fiesta Mexicana

127 N. Main         316-321-1700
Authentic Mexican cuisine. Specialty is Fajitas and the best Margaritas in town. Family restaurant in dowtown El Dorado. Hours: Mon - Thurs 10:30 am to 9:00 pm. Weekends 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.

Jacob's Well Coffee House & Cafe

139 N. Main        316-321-1290
Where people gather for wholesome conversation. Specialty coffees and teas, light breakfast fare, great pastries, lunch offering gourmet sandwiches, salad, soups, cappuccino, lattes, smoothies and espresso.

J. Brian's Pub

151 N. Main         316-320-9585
Casual Dining At Its Best
Hand cut Black Angus steaks.
Over 32 Different varieties of Beer.
Two 100 inch Projection Screen Televisions
Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials

Pizza Hut

2423 West Central         316-321-2340
729 N. Main St.               316-321-1111
Order Online at www.pizzahut.com
Pizza Hut's famous All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet includes our delicious pizza, breadsticks, pasta, salad bar and dessert. Available Sunday - Friday, 11:30 to 1:30. We also have special pricing on pizzas for large groups available.

Susie's Chili Parlor

124 S. Main         316-321-2242 
Come in and try our Chili, Homemade Pies and Cinnamon Rolls. We also have Made-to-Order Breakfast and Hand-Pattied Hamburgers. You must try our Foot Long 1/2lb. Chili Dog.

Taco Bell

721 N. Main St.         316-320-1600
Think Outside the Bun.

Taco Tico of El Dorado

1530 W. Central         316-320-5759
E-Mail: tacotico@sbcglobal.net
Proudly serving Butler County the finest Mexican food since 1975. Dine In, Carry Out, or Drive Thru. Please join us for a meal while you're in Butler County. We offer great food at a fair price served by happy employees.

 

Meeting Facilities

Bradford Memorial Library

611 S. Washington        316-321-3363
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/library/bradford/
Offers audio books, DVDs and videos. We house the Butler County Outreach, which delivers large print and audio books to libraries, care centers, senior centers and individuals. We have children's programs. There is a community room which can be rented for meetings and we have wireless internet access.

Butler Community College

901 S. Haverhill Road         316-322-3298
www.butlercc.edu
Variety of rooms available in El Dorado and Andover can accommodate most gatherings. Banquet facilities and catering available on El Dorado campus. Affordable rates. Contact srogers@butlercc.edu.

Deer Grove RV Park/"The Clubhouse"

2873 SE Hwy 54         316-321-6272
www.deergrovervpark.com
Full service RV Park. RV groups and public welcome to rent "the clubhouse". Use our facility for your next social gathering. At the base of the Flint Hills.

El Dorado Civic Center

201 E. Central         316-321-3150
E-Mail: info@eldoradochamber.com
Ideal venue for large (up to 350) or small events with 9,000 square feet of rentable space in a large assembly room and breakout rooms. Caterer's Kitchen.

 

Entertainment

Star Vu Drive-In Movie Theatre

1010 S. Haverhill Road         316-321-2444
www.drive-ins.com
The second oldest drive-in theatre in Kansas. Opened in 1949, the biggest screen in town, the Star-Vu still plays first run movies and special order classics for low price family entertainment. Available for car shows, concerts and community events.

 

Museums & Galleries

Butler Community College - Erman B. White Gallery of Art

901 S. Haverhill Road, 700 Bldg.        316-322-3225
www.butlercc.edu
Professional and student art shows on display year round. Located next to auditorium that hosts multiple theater, dance and instrumental and vocal music concerts throughout the school year. Call the box office to request schedule.

Butler County History Center & Kansas Oil Museum

383 E. Central         316-321-9333
www.kansasoilmuseum.org         Summer Hours: Mon - Sat 9 to 5
Winter Hours: Tues - Fri 9 to 5 and Sat 12 to 5 Closed major holidays.
Located on ten acres, the museum offers an opportunity to walk the street of a 1920s Oil Boom town, discover distinctiveness of the tallgrass prairie and explore farming and ranching in the Flint Hills. Be inspired by the Kansas' Flint Hills in the premier exhibit entitled "Glory of the Hills".

Circle Gallery and Frame Shop

315 S. Main St.        316-321-2105
www.CircleGalleryFrameShop.com
Custom framing and quality scrollsawn hardwood gifts. Gallery features original works by artists Peter Johnson, signed and numbered editions by Linda Daniels, Karen Cannon, Joe Costello, Dennis Crider, and Flint Hills Photography by John Morrison. "Front door to the Iron Horse Concert Hall" Live Music Saturdays at 7:30 pm October - April.

Coutts Memorial Museum of Art

110 N. Main St.         316-321-1212
www.couttsmuseum.org
A unique atmosphere of over 2,000 artworks, sculptures, antiques, and Persian rugs. Changing exhibits monthly. A continuing legacy of Fine Art. MWF 1 to 5 pm. T & Th 9am to noon & 1 to 5 pm. Sat. noon to 4 pm.

El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc.

210 N. Griffith         316-322-7400
E-Mail: ball game@eldoks.com
Photographs and memorabilia tell individual and team stories. Located at the historic McDonald Baseball Stadium constructed in 1940. By appointment.

Time Light Images Gallery and Framing Studio

112 N. Main St.         316-452-5086 or 877-377-9630
www.time-light.com
A comfortable gallery featuring the photo art of H. Richard Kuhns, Jr., M.D. A variety of subjects in black and white and color. Includes a framing studio and features The Pink Sparrow jewelry line.

 

Festivals & Annual Events

June --- El Dorado Main Street Frontier Western Celebration

430 N. Main          316-321-3088
www.eldoradomainstreet.org
Three day Western Heritage Festival, second weekend of June. In Downtown El Dorado, enjoy a Country/Western Concert, Bull Riding Competitions, Mutton Bustin', Heritage Events, Dutch Oven Cook off, Street Dance, Cowboy Church and Trail Ride at Lake El Dorado. Food, Fun, Demonstrations and Entertainment.

July --- July 4th Parade and Fireworks

At El Dorado State Park; Parade at Bluestem Point and Fireworks at Shady Creek. Sponsored by Friends of El Dorado Lake.

July --- KS Veteran's Reunion

El Dorado State Park, Veteran's Point. Third Weekend in July.

July --- Prairie Port Concert

El Dorado State Park, Walnut River Amphitheater. Last full weekend in July.

July --- Prairie Port Festival

Last full weekend in July         316-321-1841
www.prairieportfestival.com
Four Days; Parade, Arts/Crafts, Dance, Western Concert, Pageant and New Events Every year.

Summer/Fall --- Fly-Ins at El Dorado Airport

Hosted by Wiebe Air Repair
1485 SE 30th         316-321-1327
Off of Hwy 77, South of El Dorado         E-Mail: tcraft@websurf.net
Located at El Dorado Airport. Radio Controlled Models and Fly-In Breakfast in June. Experimental Aircraft Fly-In in July --- over 100 vintage and home built aircraft on the field, Young Eagle Rides. Call for dates.

August/September --- Outdoor Kansas Kid's Day

Bluestem Point, Big Pine Loop
Saturday in late summer/early fall.

September --- Open Car Show

All Classes - Fun For All - Lots to See

Monuments & Historical Sites

Freedom Memorial

Historic Butler County Courthouse Grounds
205 W. Central       316-321-3150
A brick path memorial honoring over 900 veterans, current members of the US armed forces, and those who served on the home front. A six and one-half foot bronze eagle, "Sovereign Wings," is the centerpiece of the memorial. It rests majestically on top of a large limestone and brick base. A second memorial walk features the Statue of Liberty and our flag.

Historic Butler County Courthouse

205 W. Central         316-321-9333
This beautiful 1908 Romanesque Style Courthouse was conceived by the famous 19th century architect, George P. Wasburn. Features a clock tower and a Goddess of Justice statue on the front pointed roof. Centennial Celebration September 27th through October 2, 2008. Tours, Displays, Demonstrations. October 2nd - Open Time Capsule Ceremony, Speakers, Music and Food.

Historic Carnegie Library

101 S. Star 
Privately owned with no public access. Hand-cut stones, Spanish tile roof, native white limestone, (locally quarried) distinguishes the town's first library built in 1912, funded in part by Andrew Carnegie. (National Register)

Visit El Dorado's Many Historical Sites and Sculptures

Freedom Memorial, Ellet Brothers Civil War Monument, Carnegie Library, Missouri Pacific Depot, Stapleton #1 Oil Well Site, William Allen White Monument. For more information call 316-321-1485 or visit www.visiteldoradoks.com.

 

Recreation

American Legion Post 81 Golf Course

1801 W. Central         316-321-1295
Beautiful nine-hole public golf course with cart paths. Memberships available. Also cart sheds for rent. Pro-shop with driving range nearby. Open 7 days a week with carts available.

Deer Grove RV Park

2873 SE US Hwy 54         316-321-6272
www.deergrovervpark.com
43 Sites, Pull-Throughs, 30/50 Amps, Cable, Wi-Fi, Shower House, Laundry, Tornado Shelter, Long Term Rates and Banquet Facilities.

El Dorado Lake & State Park

618 NE Bluestem Road         316-321-7180
Since 1981
The 8,000 surface acres of water and 1,100 campsite offer recreational activities. Camping includes full hook-up sites and primitive sites or full amenity deluxe cabins. Campgrounds offer laundry facilities, a bait shop and general store (Bluestem 4 Bait), and wireless internet. Recreation opportunities available plus a variety of hiking tails, bicycle trails, horse trails, and a geocache course. Quality year around fishing, including trout fishing during the winter months in the Walnut River below the dam. Boating facilities include the full service Shady Creek Marina and the Walnut Valley Sailing Club.

Flint Hills Overland Wagon Trips, Inc.

June-Sept. Season Weekends         316-321-6300
www.wagontrainkansas.com             E-Mail: wagontrainks@earthlink.net
A participatory western adventure in which the traveler rides in a covered wagon; overnight trips with three meals and cowboy entertainment in the tallgrass prairie near the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County. Experience this scenic ride like the early pioneers.

Prairie Trails Golf & Country Club

1100 Country Club Lane         316-321-4114
Prairie Trails offers an exceptional 18-Hole Golf Course, Full Service Dining Room and Pro Shop with Low Membership Rates and Great Service that's sure to exceed your expectations.

Storage City

1230 W. 6th Street         316-321-1210
Self Storage Facility. Great Location. Security Cameras, Electronic Gate, many sizes available. Store Your Boat!

 

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