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Ranked in The 100 Best Small Towns in America, this county seat is a beautiful, prosperous town on the banks of a river in southern Kansas. It has enjoyed a rich history since Coronado camped here in 1542 looking for Cibola, the seven cities of gold. This continues to be a fine community in which to live, raise a family, and prosper. Housing is reasonably priced, the weather is usually sunny and the diverse industrial base provides many employment opportunities. This is also an exciting place to visit, shop and play. The downtown shopping area is alive and flourishing, and special events draw people into this small town atmosphere for a chance to "get away from it all." The world famous Music Festival, is just one of the many events. A normal day trip to this community can be relaxing and enjoyable even when there are no special events. Other attractions include two local universities, The city lake and marina, Community Theatre, Viet Nam Memorial, Golf Course, Aquatics Center, City Band Summer Concerts, Historical Museum, and Nature Center. This community has five lodging facilities and dining as varied as visitor's tastes. The fairgrounds are located just minutes from downtown and offer camping and a variety of other amenities and facilities to make your stay fun and comfortable. This beautiful community is easy to find no matter which direction you're coming from. Visit and discover a relaxed and friendly town that you'll want to experience again and again.