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Dalton Defenders Days


Contact Information:
The Coffeyville Area
Chamber of Commerce
807 Walnut, PO Box 457
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 251-2550
(800) 626-3357
Coffeyville Attractions & Historic Sites
 
Aquatic Center
Take a break from the summer heat and dive into the Coffeyville Aquatic Center. The newly built facility features: zero depth entry, two water slides, a frog slide, 8 competition/lap lanes, diving boards and much, much more.


Aviation Heritage Museum
Coffeyville's Aviation Heritage Museum is dedicated to early aviation and pioneer pilots of the area, the Aviation Heritage Museum features memorabilia from the Coffeyville Air Base, a Funk airplane and Breezy, owned by Joe Funk and donated to the museum, plus many other displays. Located in Pfister Park, the Aviation Heritage Museum is housed in a 1930's era hangar that was used when the Big Hill Airport was in operation from 1933 to 1960. The airport hangar was constructed in 1933 as a Works Progress Administration project.


Brown Mansion
The Brown Mansion is owned and operated by the non-profit Coffeyville Historical Society. The Brown Mansion was owned by Violet Brown Kohler, daughter and only living heir of W.P. Brown. Violet Brown sold the home to the Historical Society in 1973 with the stipulation that it be open for public viewing.


Coffeyville Country Club
Coffeyville Country Club offers a wide variety of amentities and recreational opportunities to its members. The Coffeyville Country Club provides a relaxed atmosphere where you can golf, swim or just enjoy good food and fellowship.


Dalton Defender Museum
The Dalton Defenders Museum is home to memorabilia for the Dalton Gang. The Dalton Gang tried to rob two banks in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1892. The Dalton Gang, included Grat, Bob and Emmett Dalton, Bill Power, and Dick Broadwell. The Daltons were stopped by the brave citizens of Coffeyville.


Elmwood Cemetary
Visit the final resting place of the Dalton Gang. Elmwood Cemetery is located just off Eldridge on South Walnut (Highway 169). See the grave site of three members of the Dalton Gang; Bob Dalton, Grat Dalton, and Bill Powers. An old hitching post marks the graves of these notorious bankrobbers.


Hillcrest Golf Course
Located in Pfister Park, this 18-hole city-owned golf course is a golfer's paradise featuring challenging hills and waterways. The back nine holes, designed by Perry Maxwell, recently reopened following a major renovation which included recoring and reconstruction of all nine greens;


Local Parks
Coffeyville offers a variety of amenenities at three different parks. LeClere Park offers a 7 acre pond, tennis courts, a walking track and softball fields. Walter Johnson Park is home to local fairgrounds, RV parking and many other park amenities. Pfister Park offers covered picnic areas, play equipment as well as the Aquatic Center and Aviation Heritage Museum.


Midland Theatre
Built in the 1928, the historic Midland Theater, along with the Alamo building to the west, is currently undergoing restoration. The mission of the Midland Restoration Project is to preserve and restore the Midland Theater and the Alamo Building as a multipurpose facility to accommodate public performances, events and activities. The complex will also provide a focal point for further economic development in and revitalization of the downtown core of Coffeyville.


Old Jail Death Alley
The original old jail is now located down Death Alley, west of the Perkins Building. The one story structure was abandoned after pioneer days and was used for storage by nearby stores until it was purchased through the urban renewal program by the museum board.


Perkins Building
The Perkins Building, AKA The Condon Bank, is one of two banks that the infamous Dalton Gang attempted to rob in 1892. The Perkins Building is the most recognizable building in Coffeyville. It was built in 1890 and became home of the Condon Bank, plus other offices and retail stores. Luther Perkins used the design of a similar structure built in Time Square in New York. The “Flat Iron Building” design referred to its unusual shape and the use of metal on the fascia of the building. Its unique wedge shape, which conformed to the tapering of the plaza block, and its placement at the junction of three streets with a vista in five directions, made it a focal point of town.


Veteran's Memorial Stadium
Veterans Memorial Stadium, Located in Pfister Park. Home to the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens and Field Kindley High School Golden Tornadoes