Live Well... Live Wellington… Not just a slogan but a way of life for folks in Wellington, Kansas. Located in the Heartland of America, Wellington has all the safety and charm of a small town but is only a short 30 minute drive south of Wichita on the Kansas Turnpike in the serene plains of South Central Kansas.
Wellington is a hub for travelers of three major highways. The Kansas Turnpike (I-35), US-81, and US-160 all pass within or near our borders. Wellington is the county seat of Sumner County, Wheat Capital of the World and was named for the Duke of Wellington by one of the town founders.
Through the years Wellington has continued to grow. While we are and always will be a proud agricultural community, Wellington is also proud to have more than 25 diversified industries including aircraft, transportation and fabricated metals.
We hope you will visit our friendly community and we invite you to search out and enjoy all that Wellington has to offer including two unique museums… the Panhandle Railroad Museum and the Chisholm Trail Museum. The Chisholm Trail Museum is located in our historic 3-story Hatcher Hospital. The original 1920 elevator that travels from the basement to the third floor is one of the oldest functioning elevators in Kansas!! Just a few blocks away you will find the Panhandle Railroad Museum. Inside this beautifully preserved historic limestone building you will find a private collection of railroad memorabilia dating from the 1900’s. Just outside the museum’s doors you will find an Iron Horse Steam engine which was donated to the City of Wellington by the Santa Fe Railroad.
If outdoor recreation is what you’re looking for, Wellington has a lot to offer. We have a fun and affordable family aquatic center featuring three water slides and a separate infant and toddler pool. Next to the pool, you’ll find Candy Cane City, a playground oasis for kids of all ages.
Just west of the aquatic center, you will find the Wellington Golf Club where golfers from all over south central Kansas come to play this affordable yet challenging, beautifully landscaped 18-hole public course. Just west of Wellington you will find the Wellington Lake with more than 1,100 acres of surface water and five miles of shoreline. There are beautiful campsites with electric and water hook-ups, three large boat ramps, shower and restroom facilities and a family swimming area away from the boat and fishing activity.
We also invite you to shop and eat in our historic downtown. We have several unique stores and restaurants where you can still find good old fashioned customer service with a smile.