Four different museum venues in El Dorado offer a spectrum of historic and art exhibits that are each uniquely fascinating. For more information visit http://eldoks.com/226/Must-See-Spots.
Butler County History Center and 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.
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 wwiihistorycenter.org .
Baseball Hall of Fame. On the site of McDonald Stadium, featuring memorabilia of our local "boys of summer". See Baseball Hall of Fame .
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 .
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 .
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.
On the site of McDonald Stadium,featuring memorabilia of our local "Boys of Summer" heroes. See Baseball Hall of Fame .
Attractions & Art
El Dorado Lake & State Park
El Dorado Lake and State Park is a premier venue for the outdoor and camping enthusiast.
The Kansas Oil Museum is the one of the largest museums in the state with a focus on the history of America's early 20th-century oil industry. We also preserve and interpret the history of Butler County, Kansas, from the earliest days of the Native American tribes and the pioneers, to small-town and ranch life of the 1900s.
In addition to curating both permanent and seasonal exhibits, we function as the Historical Society of Butler County, with a large research library and extensive archival and photographic collections.
All ages are invited to come and visit our large indoor exhibit hall and 10-acre outdoor area!
Indoors you will experience the story of:
The Kansas Flint Hills
Butler County, Kansas
The history and science of oil exploration and production
Outdoors you will experience the story of:
Oil Field Equipment from the past 100+ years, restored and operated during special events and tours. See how "black gold" was (and still is) extracted from deep within the earth, using this massive and powerful equipment.
Historic Oil Boom Town , furnished as if the town's inhabitants had never moved on. These oil boom towns operated as divisions of the oil companies, and were under the authority of company officials. Developed in response to oil strikes, these oil communities had their own stores, company offices, schools, and entertainment.
*During Inclement Weather the outdoor exhibits will not be open*
The El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of the game and its impact on the community of El Dorado, Kansas, by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to baseball in El Dorado.
Through its mission, the El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is committed to:
Designated "A City of the Arts" in 2006, El Dorado offers a surprising selection of public sculpture, public and private galleries, and performance arts.
El Dorado Main Street Sculpture Program. Sixteen sculptures adorn the downtown area.
Coutts Memorial Museum of Art. Special rotating exhibits in addition to the permanent collection.
Butler Community College Fine Arts. Visual arts exhibits and performance arts are top notch. See Butler Fine Arts .
Build a strong foundation to creatively communicate your ideas to the world. In a small classroom setting, you will explore the world of art through an in-depth study of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artistic practices. After your two-year degree, you can head to a fulfilling career or transfer to an art institute or four-year college. More about Art.
**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.
Save time and money when creating your schedule. View your course sequence and determine how long your degree will take to finish.
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