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Sedan is located in Chautauqua County in the wooded hills of southeast Kansas. It is the county seat and largest city in Chautauqua County, situated on US 166 and K-99. The estimated population is 1,222 residents. Sedan is known for having the longest Yellow Brick Road in the world. This Yellow Brick Road circles the entire downtown area, with over 11,350 bricks sold, representing every state in the United States and 28 foreign countries. Names on the Yellow Brick Road include individuals, schools and organizations, veterans and celebrities. A special recognition brick has been given to Sedans sister city of Sedan, France. Farming, ranching, and petroleum are all important parts of the local economy, but in recent years tourism has also become more significant. Over 50,000 visitors come each year to enjoy the scenery and attractions of the area that many call the Kansas Ozarks. Sedan is also home to the Emmett Kelly Museum, which honors the towns native son, the famed circus clown. The Emmett Kelly Museum is home to a mix of local memorabilia along with a few Kelly-related items, but the main attraction is the worlds largest collection of commemorative Jim Beam bottles, donated by a couple who once took them on tour.

Surrounding areas: Elk Falls, Kansas (16.6 mi), Independence, Kansas (27.1 mi), Flint Hills, Kansas (29.1 mi), Fall River, Kansas (34.0 mi)

Sedan Vacation Rentals




Sedan Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Knights Inn-Independence KS3222 W Main StIndependence, KS25.1 mi.(620) 331-7300
Microtel Inn & Suites2917 W Main StIndependence, KS25.2 mi.(620) 331-0088
Super 8 Motel2800 W MainIndependence, KS25.3 mi.(620) 331-8288
Super 8 Motel2800 West MainIndependence, KS25.3 mi.(800) 800-8000
Appletree Inn201 N EighthIndependence, KS27.1 mi.(620) 331-5500
Hotel Phillips821 S JohnstoneBartlesville, OK28.8 mi.(918) 336-5600
Hampton Inn130 SE Washington BlvdBartlesville, OK29.1 mi.(918) 333-4051
Super 8 Motel211 Se Washington BlvdBartlesville, OK29.2 mi.(918) 335-1122

Sedan Weather & Climate

Southwest Kansas has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. Temperatures range from an average of low of about 20 degrees in January to an average high of nearly 93 degrees in July. The first fall freeze typically occurs between the second week of October and mid-November, and the last spring freeze occurs between the end of March and the final week of April. The area receives over 30 inches of precipitation in an average year, with the most occurring in May and June. Winter snowfall averages almost 17 inches but the median is less than 8 inches per year. The area is vulnerable to severe weather, with frequent thunderstorms in spring and summer. These thunderstorms may produce large hail and tornadoes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 42°F 20°F 1.33 in. -
February 49°F 25°F 1.70 in. -
March 59°F 34°F 3.32 in. -
April 69°F 44°F 3.59 in. -
May 76°F 54°F 6.09 in. -
June 85°F 64°F 4.88 in. -
July 91°F 68°F 3.41 in. -
August 91°F 66°F 3.01 in. -
September 82°F 58°F 4.39 in. -
October 72°F 46°F 4.05 in. -
November 57°F 34°F 3.22 in. -
December 46°F 24°F 1.93 in. -

Sedan Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bartlesville Municipal airport (BVO) located about 26 miles south of Sedan in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the Ponca City Regional airport (PNC) located approximately 57 miles west of Sedan in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Tulsa International airport (TUL) located roughly 66 miles south of Sedan in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Beech Factory airport (BEC) located around 68 miles northwest of Sedan in Wichita, Kansas, and finally the Col James Jabara airport (AAO) located about 71 miles northwest of Sedan in Wichita, Kansas.

Sedan Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Kiddie ParkBartlesvilleOK28.6 mi.
Bell's Amusement ParkTulsaOK68.1 mi.
JoylandWichitaKS74.3 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Sedan Country ClubSedanKS 
Caney Golf ClubCaneyKS16.2 mi.
Sycamore Valley Golf CourseIndependenceKS27.4 mi.
Adams Golf ClubBartlesvilleOK29.1 mi.
 
State Parks
Elk City State ParkKS24.4 mi. 
Osage Hills State ParkOK26.8 mi. 
Montgomery County State ParkKS27.3 mi. 
Cowley County State ParkKS34.0 mi. 
Fall River State ParkKS36.5 mi. 
 
Museums
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari MuseumChanuteKS55.2 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsaOK68.1 mi.
Sedgwick County ZooWichitaKS74.3 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS88.2 mi.
Hutchinson ZooHutchinsonKS115.3 mi.


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