Must See Spots

  1. Museums
  2. A City of the Arts
  3. Historic Sites

General StoreButler County History Center & Kansas Oil Museum

Learn of the influences of the Oil Boom on Butler County, and become absorbed in the "Glory of the Hills" in the comprehensive Flint Hills exhibit. For more information go to Kansas Oil Museum.

Coutts Memorial Museum of Art

Over 1,000 works are housed behind the classic columns, including a fine collection of Prairie Printmakers' prints, works by Thomas Hart Benton, Frederic James and a number of fine regional painters. See Coutts Museum.

WWII History Center

The Center is dedicated to the history of the World War II era, and showcases information about the war on European, Pacific and Home fronts. To learn more go to the History Center website.

Baseball Hall of Fame

On the site of McDonald Stadium,featuring memorabilia of our local "Boys of Summer" heroes. See Baseball Hall of Fame.

Attractions & Art

  • Eighteen-hole Disc Golf course for amateur and professional play
  • Local craft brewery for the beer enthusiast
  • Bike path for biking, running or a leisurely walk that begins at the El Dorado lake and wraps around multiple parks ending at East Park
  • Many recreational parks great for kids, family reunions and other festive events
  • City pool with diving boards, slide and kiddie pools
  • Two splash parks with playgrounds and gazebos
  • YMCA located downtown
  • BG Products Veterans Memorial Sports Complex
  • Butler County Historical Society & Kansas Oil Museum
  • Coutts Memorial Museum of Art
  • El Dorado Main Street Sculpture Program: 16 works of public sculpture downtown
  • Erman B. White Gallery (at Butler Community College)
  • Home of Butler Community College
  • Vibrant Main Street full of shopping, dining and more

El Dorado Lake & State Park

El Dorado Lake and State Park is a premier venue for the outdoor and camping enthusiast.

  • 1,100 campsites and 10 cabins
  • 3,500 acres of wildlife area
  • 4,500 acres of park lands
  • Equestrian campground with arena and corrals
  • Well-maintained trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding

Shopping & Dining

  • Ask the locals about some of our authentic dining options
    • Mouth watering pulled pork
    • Salsa, queso, chips and margaritas
    • Specialty sandwiches, lattes and coffees
    • Steak burgers or sweet potato fries
  • Upscale, one-of-a-kind shops for women's fashion and home decor