Caldwell, located in the Southwest corner of Sumner County on Highway 49 & US 81, is rich in colorful cowboy history. The first stop on the Chisholm Trail after leaving Indian Territory, Caldwell once boasted over 18 saloons. Many famed cowboys and outlaws of yesteryear found their way to Caldwell. Today the city has kept that heritage alive and you will want to spend some time taking their walking tour around town. Businesses such as KanOkla have invested in the community and their technology to keep Caldwell "Proud of the past...Poised for the future".
Caldwell has produced a video which is available on the Caldwell website at www.caldwellkansas.com so you can learn more about the opportunities for you and your business in Caldwell.
Caldwell's cowboy heritage comes alive each May during their Chisholm Trail Festival where you can see the Ghost Riders trail race, Talking Tombstones-a living history at the historic cemetery, a bull riding contest and rodeo at the Rodeo Arena, and a stage show with the local saloon girls. If you happen to miss the Festival, you can still see many of these events throughout the year or read about the history on one of many historic markers throughout town.
Caldwell has renovated many of the authentic buildings that were erected between 1883 and 1888, such as the first opera house. The Caldwell Main Street project was completed in 1996 and many streets and sidewalks were replaced, beautifying the downtown with the addition of historic lighting, signage telling the colorful history of the town, a newly renovated opera house, and a pavilion at Heritage Park. You won't want to miss stops such as the Last Chance Saloon, Nostalgia Nook Antiques & Collectibles, the Cherokee Strip Center, and more.
Check out the Caldwell website at www.caldwellkansas.com.