Introduction to Winfield, Kansas
Winfield, Kansas, in Cowley county, is located 36 miles SE of Wichita, Kansas. The city has a population of 12,206.
Colonel E. C. Manning bought the area from Chetopah - the Chief of Osage, in 1870. It was initially used as a trail by the Native Americans and later by the white settlers. The first train entered the city of Winfield in 1879. Many railroads, churches, schools and banks made Winfield a business hub by 1900. Presently, it is recognized as a prominent cultural center.
Winfield and nearby Attractions
- Island Park
- Cowley County Historical Society Museum
- Winfield Aquatic Center
- Quail Ridge Golf Course
Things To Do In Winfield
Tourists love to visit the Cowley County Historical Society Museum. Parks that are commonly visited include the Island Park and the Albright Park. A visit to the Winfield Aquatic Center is a fun-filled experience too. Quail Ridge Golf Course is an ideal destination for golfers. Winfield City Lake is also worth visiting. Tourists can be a part of the famous Walnut Valley Festival and National Flatpicking Contest, which are organized by the city every year. Other annual events are Winfield's Art in the Park, Kanza Days, and Cowley County Fair.
Stillwater Regional Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Winfield Higher Education
Southwestern College is located in Winfield. The other higher education institutes from where one can avail higher education include the Cowley County Community College, Friends University, and Butler County Community College.