Introduction to El Dorado, Kansas
El Dorado, Kansas, in Butler county, is located 27 miles E of Wichita, Kansas. The city is part of the Wichita metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 12,057 people reside in El Dorado.
El Dorado History
El Dorado is the county seat of Butler County, which was founded on August 25, 1855 and was named in the honor of Senator Andrew Pickens Butler. The city is a part of Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name El Dorado is derived from Spanish term meaning "place of wealth and abundance". El Dorado was incorporated on September 12, 1871.
El Dorado and nearby Attractions
- Coutts Memorial Museum of Art
- El Dorado State Park
- Butler County Historical Society Museum
- Kansas Oil & Gas Museum
Things To Do In El Dorado
During your stay in El Dorado, you can visit the Kansas Oil & Gas Museum. Some of the local churches include the Church of Christ, Church of God in Prophecy, and the Trinity United Methodist Church. There is also the North Main Shopping Center where you can spend your leisure. Book lovers can visit the Bradford Memorial Library. Every year, the city of El Dorado celebrates the Frontier Heritage Festival in June, the Kafir Corn Fall Festival in October, and the Prairie Port Festival in July. It also hosts the annual Butler County Fair.
El Dorado Transportation
Air transportation is provided by the Hutchinson Municpal Airport.
El Dorado Higher Education
Butler County Community College, Friends University, Wichita State University, and Cowley County Community College offer facilities for higher education.