Surrounding Attractions

Sedgwick County Zoo

Navigate along a twisting path, more than a quarter-mile deep into the wilds of Australia and South America. Discover the magnificent cassowary, a giant bird weighing in at 130-pounds and standing up to 5-feet tall. Feeling adventurous? A fifty-foot suspension bridge will take you out of the village atmosphere of Nganda Island and will immerse you in The Downing Gorilla Forest reserve. Watch the gorillas as they forage on the hillside, lounge in the shade and wrestle together.

Discover 2,500 animals of nearly 500 different species all up close and personal. This nationally renowned Zoo has the 17th largest collection in the United States attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually.

Summer Hours (Mar. – Oct.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm
Winter hours (Nov. – Feb.) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
5555 Zoo Blvd., (316) 942-3781
Visit Sedgwick County Zoo Web site
52 miles west



Kansas Oil Museum
The Kansas Oil Museum is the leading museum dedicated to the discovery and development of the oil industry in Kansas. Enjoy indoor exhibits on farming, ranching and oil; a hand-on children’s area, Texaco Theater and Kansas Oil and Gas Legacy Gallery

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday 9-5
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Visit the Website
28 miles Southeast

Coutts Memorial Museum of Art

Located in El Dorado, KS,  just 28 miles NW of Beaumont, this 1917 bank building is home to an impressive Western Art collection, including 22 Frederic Remington bronzes and the largest Makk collection in the United States.
SE 116th Ter, Beaumont, KS 67012
(316) 321-1212

C.N. James Trading Post

Located in Augusta, KS, just 26 miles W of Beaumont, this cabin is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only two, in the state of Kansas, on it’s original site. Built in 1868, the cabin has been used as a school house, boarding house, residence and woodworking shop.
303 State Street
Augusta, Kansas 67010
(316) 775-5655
Monday to Friday: 11AM – 3PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1-4PM
 Celebration of Freedom Memorial
Located on the lawn of of the historic Butler County Court House, this memorial honors over 1,200 veterans, current armed forces members and those who served on the home front.
205 W Central Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042
Walters’ Pumpkin Patch
Explore the corn maze! Hay Rides! Petting Zoo! And of course, Pumpkins! Fun for the whole family! Located 10 miles N of El Dorado, KS.
Monday-Friday, the General Admission is $8. Please know that some attractions are not open on these weekdays.
Saturday and Sunday-
General Admission is $10.00 per person
2011 Season Pass, Only $25. Unlimited Admission for the entire year!

Augusta Historic Theatre

Originally opened in 1935, the Augusta Historic Theatre was the first in the world to use neon illumination throughout the interior. The 633-seat auditorium with its Egyptian appearance was a hallmark of movie palaces built in American between the 1920′s and 1930′s.  Now showing movies and putting on theatre productions, this historic theatre is definetly worth a trip.
523 State Street
Augusta, Kansas 67010