Arkansas City Travel Guide

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Arkansas City Things to Do

  • The Chaplin Nature Center is...

    The Chaplin Nature Center is my favorite thing in the Arkansas City area. It is off highway 166 west of town a few miles. We had a wonderful time there. I'll include more photos from the nature center in a travelogue.

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  • In 1893 the US government took...

    In 1893 the US government took 7 million acres of land away from the Cherokee and other indians and opened it up to settlement by farmers. Thousands of people came from all over the country and foreign countries to get this land. A race was held for all those people and they raced to try and be the first ones to reach the best pieces of land. The...

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Arkansas City Restaurants

  • We did not eat at any...

    We did not eat at any restaurants in Ark City. There were so many small trailers selling different kinds of food that we ate in the park at the Prairiefest.

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  • Funnel cake for dessert is the...

    Funnel cake for dessert is the best. They make the batter and pour it through a funnel into hot grease. The hot cake is sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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Arkansas City Tourist Traps

  • The Post Homestead is a little...

    The Post Homestead is a little different and it might look like a cheesy tourist trap, but really it is much more.The owners are a nice older couple who really like people and they have opened their home to travlers so they can share their lives with people.He is an acomplished song writer with a couple of national hits under his belt but he is...

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  • West of Arkansas City is a...

    West of Arkansas City is a place called Post Musical Homestead. I don't want to call it a tourist trap because it was closed when we got there. Becky took a quick ride on the giant rabbit and we left.

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Arkansas City Off The Beaten Path

  • There were works of art for...

    There were works of art for sale at the festival. For young people art supplies were made available so they could create their own art.

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  • The stores down town put...

    The stores down town put merchandise out on the side walk and cut the prices way down on the day of the festival.

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  • One of the exhibits inside the...

    One of the exhibits inside the Cherokee Strip Museum. If you ever saw the movie with Tom Cruise called 'Far and Away' you will have an idea of what happened in the land race.

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Arkansas City Favorites

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The county courthouse in Winfield about 14 miles from 'Ark City' has this giant map on the side of the building. My wife is pointing out the location of Ark City at lower edge of the map.

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