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Arkansas-City is located in southeastern Kansas at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers. As of the 2000 census, the population was 11,963 residents. It is the second most populous city in Cowley County. The name of the city is not pronounced like the nearby state of Arkansas, but rather with the final "s" pronounced. Due to many different pronunciations of the city, and for the sake of brevity, Arkansas City is most often referred to as simply "Ark City." There are several attractions in Arkansas City, including a number of sculptures scattered throughout the town, many of them by local artists. The Chaplin Nature Center is located five miles northwest of Arkansas City. It consists of 230 acres of woodlands, prairies and streams, and over five miles of walking trails that are open to visitors from sunrise to sunset. There is also a 3,300 square foot visitors center, a nature library, bookstore and gift shop and multi-purpose room at the Chaplin Nature Center. Other attractions near Arkansas City include the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, the La Hacienda Buffalo Ranch and the Horizon Center, which is a camp and retreat center, situated on 160 acres of wooded trails in the rolling hills of south-central Arkansas.

Surrounding areas: Flint Hills, Kansas (25.0 mi)

Arkansas City Vacation Rentals

Arkansas City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Regency Court Inn3232 N SMTArkansas City, KS (620) 442-7700
Super 83220 N SmtArkansas City, KS (620) 442-8880
Super 8 Motel3803 S Pike RdWinfield, KS10.0 mi.(620) 229-8888
Econo Lodge1710 Main StWinfield, KS11.5 mi.(620) 221-9050
Comfort Inn Winfield77 N At Quail RdgWinfield, KS12.1 mi.(620) 221-7529
Fairfield Inn-ponca City3405 N 14TH StPonca City, OK22.5 mi.(580) 765-3000
Steakhouse Motel1311 E 16TH St Hwy 160Wellington, KS22.7 mi.(620) 326-2266
Blackwell Super 8 Motel1014 W DoolinBlackwell, OK22.8 mi.(580) 363-5945
Comfort Inn & Suites3101 N 14thPonca City, OK22.8 mi.(580) 765-2322
Stratford House Inn2320 N 14TH StPonca City, OK23.4 mi.(580) 762-9133
Comfort Inn1201 N 44TH StBlackwell, OK23.5 mi.(580) 363-7000
Holiday Inn2215 N 14THPonca City, OK23.5 mi.(580) 762-8311
Oak Tree Inn1177 E 16THWellington, KS23.7 mi.(620) 326-8191
Pioneer Woman Guesthouse719 N 14TH StPonca City, OK24.8 mi.(580) 765-6662
Rose Stone Inn120 S 3Ponca City, OK25.1 mi.(580) 765-5699
Stratford House Inn2320 N 14 StPonca City, OK25.1 mi.(580) 762-4133
Econo Lodge212 S 14th StPonca City, OK25.4 mi.(580) 762-3401

Arkansas City Weather & Climate

South-central Kansas has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. Temperatures range from an average of low of about 20 degrees in January to an average high of nearly 93 degrees in July. The first fall freeze typically occurs between the second week of October and mid-November, and the last spring freeze occurs between the end of March and the final week of April. The area receives over 30 inches of precipitation in an average year, with the most occurring in May and June. Winter snowfall averages almost 17 inches but the median is less than 8 inches per year. The area is vulnerable to severe weather, with frequent thunderstorms in spring and summer. Tornadoes are also a possibility in south-central Kansas.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 41°F 19°F 1.03 in. -
February 49°F 24°F 1.46 in. -
March 58°F 33°F 3.00 in. -
April 68°F 42°F 3.55 in. -
May 77°F 53°F 5.10 in. -
June 86°F 62°F 4.54 in. -
July 92°F 68°F 3.36 in. -
August 91°F 66°F 3.75 in. -
September 83°F 57°F 3.52 in. -
October 71°F 45°F 3.08 in. -
November 56°F 33°F 2.85 in. -
December 45°F 23°F 1.47 in. -

Arkansas City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Ponca City Regional airport (PNC) located about 23 miles south of Arkansas City in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Beech Factory airport (BEC) located approximately 44 miles north of Arkansas City in Wichita, Kansas, the Wichita Mid Continent airport (ICT) located roughly 45 miles northwest of Arkansas City in Wichita, Kansas, and finally the Newton City County airport (EWK) located around 69 miles north of Arkansas City in Newton, Kansas.

Arkansas City Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JoylandWichitaKS46.0 mi.
Kiddie ParkBartlesvilleOK62.6 mi.
Bell's Amusement ParkTulsaOK85.9 mi.
Water Parks
White Water BayOklahoma CityOK113.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Spring Hill Municipal Golf CourseArkansas CityKS 
Quail Ridge Golf CourseWinfieldKS11.5 mi.
Wellington Golf ClubWellingtonKS22.4 mi.
Blackwell Municipal Golf CourseBlackwellOK22.8 mi.
Lew Wentz Golf CoursePonca CityOK25.6 mi.
State Parks
Cowley County State ParkKS13.3 mi. 
Old Cowtown MuseumWichitaKS46.0 mi.(History)
Great Plains Nature CenterWichitaKS46.0 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Sedgwick County ZooWichitaKS46.0 mi.
Hutchinson ZooHutchinsonKS84.1 mi.
Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsaOK85.9 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS103.5 mi.
Oklahoma City Zoological ParkOklahoma CityOK113.8 mi.

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