1906 N Buckeye St.
Coffeyville, KS 67337
$3 Age 8 and up
$2 Age 3-7
Free Age 0-2
Mondays – Dollar Night:
All admissions $1
Zero depth entry
Two water slides
8 competition/lap lanes
1 & 3 meter diving boards
Shaded spectator/concession area
Birthday Party Room
1 – 6 p.m. daily
Mondays 1-8 p.m.
About the Museum
Dedicated to early aviation and pioneer pilots of the area, the Aviation Heritage Museum features many displays that include memorabilia from the Coffeyville Air Base as well as an airplane and Breezy that were previously owned by Joe Funk and donated to the museum.
Located in Pfister Park, the museum is housed in a 1930s-era hangar that was used when the Big Hill Airport was in operation from 1933 to 1960. The hangar was constructed in 1933 as a Works Progress Administration project.
Open for Tours
The museum is open for tours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, as well as by appointment.
1509 N. Cline
Coffeyville, KS 67337
Located in Pfister Park, this 18-hole city-owned golf course is a golfer’s paradise that features challenging hills and waterways.
Perry Maxwell Design
Following the addition of the front nine holes, the back nine holes – the original course designed by Perry Maxwell – received major renovation. Improvements included recoring and reconstruction of all nine greens, the addition of new tee boxes, the rebuilding of existing tee boxes and the installation of a new irrigation system.
Features & Amenities
6,554 yards in length
Bent grass greens
Cart rentals available
Par 72 course
About the Brown Mansion
Completed in 1904, the Brown Mansion is a three-story, 16-room mansion built at a wholesale cost of $125,000. The main floor includes a living room (called the hall), parlor, music room, library, conservatory, dining room, billiard room, entry, kitchen and maids’ quarters. Five bedrooms and three full baths are located on the second floor.
The entire third floor is a ballroom, which at times served as a schoolroom and gymnasium for Brown’s son. A full basement houses the butler’s quarters, laundry area, heating system, walk-in ice box, wine cellar and other storage rooms.
Planning the Construction of Brown Mansion
W.P. Brown began plans for this lovely Coffeyville home around the turn of the century. Brown, who had lumber and natural gas interests, contracted with the architectural firm of Wilder and Wight of Kansas City, Missouri. As both Edward Wilder and Thomas Wight had worked and studied with Stanford White, the mansion has similarities to White’s Patterson Mansion on DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., and to the library he designed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Inglenook in the Brown Mansion is similar to one White designed for his friend Louis Comfort Tiffany. Like many of White’s designs, the mansion has a number of fireplaces, all of different designs.
Available for Private Parties & Guided Tours
Located at the corner of Eldridge and Walnut on U.S. Highway 166 at 2019 South Walnut, the Brown Mansion is available for private parties throughout the year and is open for guided tours.
For information on booking special tours, events or weddings, contact the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce at 620-251-2550 or 800-626-3357.
History of the Dalton Gang
On October 5, 1892, the Dalton Gang tried to rob two banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, simultaneously. The gang was made up of Grat, Bob and Emmett Dalton; Bill Power and Dick Broadwell. As the gang crossed the plaza to enter the two banks, the Daltons were recognized by townspeople, who raised the alarm. Citizens armed themselves with weapons from nearby hardware stores and were ready for the gang when they tried to leave the banks.
Aftermath of the Gun Battle
In the ensuing gun battle, eight men died and four were wounded. Grat and Bob Dalton, Bill Power and Dick Broadwell were killed. Emmett was severely wounded. Four of Coffeyville’s defenders also were killed: Marshal C.T. Connelly, Lucius Baldwin, George Cubine and Charles Brown. Three other citizens were wounded, one of them severely.
Honoring the Dalton Defenders
The Dalton Defenders Museum is the realization of a dream of many Coffeyville citizens who wished to honor the defenders. Those who worked to establish the Historical Society understood the importance of collecting items relating not only to the Dalton raid but also to early-day life in this area.
Collections on Display
Exhibits of early Coffeyville history
Mementos of Wendell Willkie, who lived and taught school in Coffeyville
Mementos of baseball great Walter Johnson, who lived in Coffeyville; Johnson pitched for the Washington Senators and was one of the first five inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mementos of the Dalton raid, including recently located court records of Emmett’s trial
Opening of the Museum
On October 5, 1963, the Dalton Defenders Museum in Coffeyville was opened, dedicated to the memory of the Coffeyville citizens who gave their lives protecting their town.
Coffeyville, KS 67337
Phone: (620) 251-2550
Site of the Dalton Raid in 1892, the Perkins Building houses the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Downtown Coffeyville. The building is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, please contact the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce, 620-251-2550.