Dining along the Back Roads of Cowley County

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Cowley County boasts some EXCELLENT Dining Options outside of Ark City and Winfield. We hope you take the short drive and try one of these great  locally owned and operated dining establishments. It is always a good idea to call ahead for updated hours.

Atlanta Country Cafe
323 Main St, Atlanta
Monday – Saturday: 7 am – 3 pm
Sunday: closed
With a wide assortment of sandwiches and burgers, there’s a lot to offer including home-cooked daily specials. Fresh hotcakes among many other breakfast items served until 11 am, and dinnertime options like burgers and chicken fried steaks are common. Historical pictures of Atlanta grace the interior walls and a mural of The Caboose Museum is proudly displayed outside.

Grouse Valley Grill
501 N. Hwy K-15, Dexter
Monday – Saturday: 7 am – 7 pm
Sunday: closed
Homemade biscuits & gravy, hearty breakfasts, freshly made burgers, pizza, a wide selection of tots, fries and breaded veggies. Catering also available.

The Solid Rock Café
301 S. Winfield Street, Rock
Monday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm (Summer hours)
Sunday: closed
Made-from-scratch meals fill their menu. Be sure to try the chicken-fried steak and homemade pies. Don’t miss the Saturday night specials.

Turner’s at 421 Main
421 N. Main, Burden
Monday: closed
Tuesday – Thursday: Noon – 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: Noon – 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm to midnight
Saturday: Noon – midnight
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm
Farm-to-table eats featuring, Latin American food, draft beer, wine & craft cocktails. Located in Burden’s original main street watering hole.

Cowley County Waterfall

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Waterfall at Cowley State Fishing Lake

In 2014, Yahoo Travel named the Cowley County Waterfall in the “Top 12 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in America”. Located west of Dexter at 20467 US Hwy 166 at the Cowley State Fishing Lake, the waterfall can be seen at the far north-west side of the lake property.

Call 620-876-5730 or visit Kansas Outdoors for more information, or check out the map that shows its location at lake at kansastravel.org page.

Museums in Cowley County

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Several museums in Cowley County boasts a wonderful array of local historical pieces, artifacts, photos and displays referencing Cowley County and the communities within the County.

Burden – Eastern Cowley County Historical Society-Open by appointment only-call (620) 438.3384. Inside the original city hall of Burden local photos, documents, and historical information is accessible and can also be viewed online at www.eccchistory.org.

Udall – The Udall Community Historical Society Museum-109 East First St. 620.782.3004. Open Wed 3-5 pm and Sun 1-3pm. This museum displays artifacts, historical pieces and information related to the history of the City of Udall and surrounding areas. The devastating tornado of 1955 is also memorialized at the museum.

Winfield – Cowley County Historical Society Museum-1011 Mansfield St. 620.221.4811 www.cchsm.com. Open Tues-Sat 1-4 pm. The museum is housed in Bryant School, the last of Winfield’s original elementary school buildings. The museum not only displays artifacts and photos of Winfield and Cowley County but maintains a large inventory of photos, news paper articles and documents.

Arkansas City – Cherokee Strip Museum-31639 Hwy 77 620.442.6750 Museum Website. Open Wed-Sat 1-5 and Sun 1-4.

The Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum is a historical museum representing the Land Rush of 1893, Chilocco Indian School, BNSF, Warren Bunkhouse, and pioneer artifacts, among other historical events impacting the county. Also on site is the Bill Baird Memorial Pioneer Farm and Garden; a primary example of a farm at the turn of the 19th Century.

The museum also houses the Cowley County Genealogical Library. The library houses photos, Cowley County records, area newspaper obituaries,  birth, death and marriage records, reference materials, the Robert Docking collection and much more. A small fee is charged for access to the library.

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