Introduction to Arkansas City, Kansas
Arkansas City, Kansas, in Cowley county, is located 46 miles S of Wichita, Kansas. The city has a population of 11,963.
Arkansas City History
Arkansas City was founded in 1870, and is located between the Walnut and the Arkansas Rivers and the natives called it "Nichona" which meant a "place between the waters". Arkansas City is named after the Arkansas River. During the early 20th Century, the city had several busy rail lines, a manufacturing base, and a number of fine hotels. Part of the city's economy also depended upon agriculture. Today it is the home to Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC which is renowned for its meat processing. It has many manufacturing companies and also WalMart stores.
Arkansas City and nearby Attractions
- Chisholm Trail Museum
- Oklahoma Museum
- Cowley County Historical Museum
- Chaplin Nature Center
- Cherokee Strip and Land Rush Museum
Things To Do In Arkansas City
Tourists can visit the Cherokee Strip and Land Rush Museum which exhibits various historical artifacts and explore the history of the area. At the Chaplin Nature Center there are about 225 species of birds, a wide species of trees like the sycamore and black walnut. You can also watch several reptiles such as the green snake. While in the city you can visit the Redwood Village Shopping Center. The city celebrates festivals like the Cherokee Strip Western Heritage Day, PrairieFest, and Arkalalah every year.
Arkansas City Transportation
Tulsa International Airport provides air transportation facility.
Arkansas City Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued through Cowley County Community College, Wichita State University, Butler County Community College, and Oklahoma State University - Main Campus.