Founded way back in 1884, the furiendly city of Benton was named after the state politician, Thomas Benton Murdock. Located about nine miles from the city of Wichita, and 12 miles west of El Dorado City. Benton has since experienced a growth in its population, which means so has its population of pups! To keep up with every pup's needs, Benton offers one veterinary clinic, with more animal hospitals found nearby in Wichita that you can visit to keep your pooch in good health.
While Benton is a smaller city, there is still a pawsome park that you can take your furry friend to for a walk and some playtime. The Benton City Park has plenty of grass for your pup, and a walking path where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the perimeter. In addition, there is are tennis and basketball courts for playing sports, as well as a playground for the kids. With plenty of picnic tables in the sun and under shelters, packing a lunch and spending the afternoon with your pup can be a real treat. When the sun is out, be sure to bring some water with you for your panting pup!
When you are Benton and are looking for a spot to explore with your pooch, check out the Prairie Park. This is a local spot with grass for your four-legged friend to investigate, as well as a nice lake you can admire and wander around. Since Prairie Park is quite exposed, be sure to bring some treats and cold water for your pup when it is hot outside. All pups can be top dog here, but since it is an open area next to the road, it is best to keep your pup on leash or make sure they have good recall.
Only nine miles south of Benton is the puptastic Andover Central Park. This is a beautiful spot located in the furiendly city of Andover, which has fun for all the family! There is the Central Park Dog Park where your pups are free to roam off-leash safely within a fenced grassy area. With lots of green grass, and boulders and logs to climb, your pooch is sure to have a ball! There are special dog water fountains available and benches for you to relax. Inside Andover Central Park, you will also have 80 acres to explore. You can stroll around the 1.25 mile walking path around Lake George with your pup on leash, as well as take the kids to the playground or enjoy some fishing.
For a fun adventure with your pup, travel 10 miles southwest into Wichita. Here you can enjoy some dog friendly eateries that are sure to satisfy your growling stomach! For breakfast, check out The Good Egg, which serves up traditional American food. Your pup can lie down and enjoy the fresh air at one of the dog friendly outdoor tables. If you are a sports fan, head to the Twin Peaks Restaurant. Here you can enjoy some delicious food made from scratch, and catch the latest live game with an ice-cold beer. Your furry friend is welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables.
Every dog loves a trip to the dog park; so, hop in the car and drive 11 miles west into Kechi! Here you will find the pawsome Chisholm Creek Pet Resort Pup Park, which will be paradise for your pooch. This is a 10 acre spot where your pup can have fun and run off-leash, with agility equipment for practicing training, as well as a swimming pond for making a splash! Since it is all fenced in, you won’t have to worry about your dog, and with plenty of green grass and shaded trees, you can have a fun day out here. Luckily, you do have to be a member to enjoy Chisholm Creek Pet Resort Pup Bark.
Are you searching for some pawsome dog friendly eateries? Well, if you travel 11 miles southwest of Benton to Wichita, you will find some! You and your pup are welcome at Noodles & Company, where you can tuck into some delicious food for dinner. There are six outdoor tables where your pooch can sit with you while you eat and watch the world go by. For some dessert, enjoy a treat at the Dairy Queen! Here you can grab an ice cream and sit at one of the dog friendly tables outside. Don’t forget to order a Pup Cup for your furry friend; they will love this small serving of vanilla ice cream in their very own cup – bone-a-petit!