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El Dorado

El Dorado is located in Butler County in south central Kansas and was formally incorporated in 1871. The arrival of the railroad in the same year and the area's excellent farm land, and potential for raising cattle quickly made El Dorado an important center for these industries.

The city's long-time association with the oil industry began in 1915. From the drilling of the first oil well in Kansas in 1860, through the boom town days of Oil Hill to the present, the history of the oil industry and El Dorado have been closely bound. For this reason, the Butler County Historical Museum/Kansas Oil Museum offers the most comprehensive exhibit on oil history in the state.

The Warren Hall Coutts, III, Memorial Museum of Art is a fine art gallery filled with over a thousand pieces of art by such artists as Renoir, Thomas Hart Benton, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum arranges touring collections as they are made available throughout the year.

El Dorado Lake is located one and a half miles northeast of El Dorado and provides boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming activities.

For more information contact the El Dorado Convention and Visitors Bureau at (316) 321-1485, e-mail dellis@eldorado-inc.com or find them on the Web at www.visiteldoradoks.com.
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