Secluded and peaceful with beautiful vistas, Cedar Vale, Kansas is a destination for all seasonsand has a style like no other town. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the main street and take a step into the past and experience this century old town located in Chautauqua County, Kansas, where you will find historic homes, buildings, and the Cedar Vale museum which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nestled in the heartland of America in the Chautauqua Hills, outdoor opportunities abound. Fishing is popular on the Caney River, Cedar Creek and the many watershed lakes and ponds throughout the area. The area is also a popular hunting spot with an abundance of deer, quail, and turkey. The Cedar Vale community and surrounding countryside includes many scenic areas, camping, fishing, hunting, horsepacking, hiking, swimming, golf, rodeos, mud runs, tractor pulls, photography, and a large array of remarkable views for the artist.
Double Rainbow Arch Bridge Old Hwy 160 1/2 east of Cedar Vale, Ks.
Cedar Vale, Kansas is a rustic picturesque town located in the heartland of America just off of Highway 166 in the western part of Chautauqua County. The town of Cedar Vale is situated in a beautiful valley in the Chautauqua Hills. Cedar Vale was referred to as "The Gem City of the Sunflower State....Cedar Vale is the most enterprising Little City on Earth.." in the book"Dawn of the Twentieth Century 1901". Today Cedar Vale is a farming and ranching community, but is also home to many other businesses which are integral parts of the local economy. Cedar Vale is a town with beautiful old homes, churches and historic downtown buildings, a school with grades from pre-K through high school, lovely parks, swimming pool, and many more amenities.Cedar Vale hosts several events throughout the year including Spring Fling with Barbeque Cook-Off, Rodeo, Craft booths, car show, mud runs, Memorial weekend with Rodeo and Alumni reunions, Labor Day Celebration with parades, rodeo, annual egg toss, dance 5-K fun run, tractor pull, and the annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration with soup and chili supper, crafts, and carolers.
With the tangled rugged beauty of the Ozark Plateau beginning in southeast Kansas, most people are surprised to discover the Little Ozarks, where the landscape is full of wooded hills and winding rivers, and includes the towns of Cedar Vale, Sedan and many other southeast Kansas county towns. You are likely to see buffalo roaming the range, as well as working cattle ranches, or a cowboy on horseback along the the dusty roads. It is a rustic area where the Old West has met the New West. Much of the area looks as it did in the 1800's and the early 1900's when cowboys were driving millions of cattle up from Texas. Back then Kansas had two things no other state could offer, grass and railroads. There are beautiful countryside vistas, history filled museums and historic buildings. For the outdoor sportsman there is fishing and hunting. You'll find lots of wildlife, with turkey, quail and deer which are often seen in the countryside.
Cedar Vale, has been one of the best kept secrets in Kansas, but with the new opening of Highway 166 in 1997, it made it a short and pleasant commute to Arkansas City, Winfield, Strother Field, Wichita, Independence, Bartlesville, Ponca City, or Tulsa. Cedar Vale has adequate water for domestic, commercial or industrial use.
Take a look at our opportunities. We believe that there is no such things as strangers, just friends we haven't met yet!!
Delight in your visit to Cedar Vale and Chautauqua County Kansas, slow down, and sit a spell. Savor the sights and sounds of the area and relive a little of the past. There's nothing like it anywhere!!
...If they ever saw a sunrise on a mountain morning
Or watched those cotton candy clouds go by
Then they'd know why I live beneath these western skies
I got peace of mind and elbow room
I love to smell the sage in bloom
Or catch a rainbow on my fishin' line
We've got county fairs and rodeos
There ain't a better place for my kids to grow
Just turn 'em loose in the western summer time
... Chris LeDoux, Western Skies
Friday night will be Cedar Vale High School's annual jazz, blues and BBQ fundraiser which consists of dinner and live music by the band "Built for Comfort" for just $15. If you prefer to just listen to music, it is only $5. WOW! What a deal! We recommend buying tickets in advance from any high school band member or at the school. I have been to every one of these fundraisers and they are wonderful, so let's help support our high school band. Also, Lee Pontious is going to have a shodeo on Sunday of spring fling weekend at 1:00. This proves to be quite entertaining at Labor Day, so please plan to attend. Admission is free. Just your entry fee will cost you if you plan to participate. There will be a full concession stand also.
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Make plans to attend this fun filled event!!
Hilltop Cafe opened Saturday January 12, 2013 under the management of Doug Holt. The Hilltop Cafe will be open 7 days a week from 6:00am to 2:00pm. There will be a daily special, salad bar or order from the menu. On Sundays there will be a lunch buffet from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Cedar Vale, KS 67024
Open 7 days a week 6:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Lunch Buffet
Hilltop Cafe is committed to serving you delicious homestyle meals.
Their friendly staff and comfortable decor will create a
memorable dining experience complete with daily specials and
a fresh salad bar or order your favorite item from the
menu. After enjoying your meal, be sure and ask about
their delicious homemade pies and deserts.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast of your choice......
We have many times in the past been fortunate to have been able to enjoy the picturesque serene countryside setting of The Wee Kirk of the Valley. Wee Kirk of the Valley was built by Lotus M. Day on his 80 acre farm 6 1/2 miles south of Cedar Vale, Kansas. This tiny chapel is on private land owned by the grandson of the landmark's builder, and is currently not accessible to the public.
The church is known as Wee Kirk is a Scottish word meaning little church and was opened to the public in 1964. Construction of the 8 by 14 foot chapel and was done in a year by Mr. Day.
After Lotus Day suffered a heart attack, he decided to retire from Day Monument Company in Arkansas City, Kansas but retained a partnership, to fulfill a long held dream to build a tiny stone church that seats 12 to represent seating for the 12 apostles.
A huge cross on "Mt. Baldy" is visible in the distance from the chapel.
As you near the chapel to the right of it you will see a gazebo/pillared shelter with a bench that overlooks a pond and the area known as Lookout Valley.
To enter, there is a gate that keeps the cattle out of the Wee Kirk yard. Across the top is written, "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122." Then a country turnstile to go through to reach the chapel. Steps on the turnstile bear the engraved message "welcome," the other side "the Lord's House is Your House." Above the stile an archway gives the chapel name, "The Wee Kirk of the Valley."
The steeple of the chapel was made of copper. Inside the tiny sanctuary, the walls are of concrete, painted and marked to resemble stone. Mr Day's used craftsmanship skills and abilities he had acquired during of a man 40 years working with masonry, marble and stone made memorials for others in his monument company......
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August 17, 2011
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Veteran's War Memorial Monument
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