Liberal, Kansas is named for the liberality of its first lone settler, who freely shared water with travelers despite its scarcity. Though we have grown to a city of more than 21,000 residents, Liberal, Kansas endeavors to preserve our heritage of hospitality. We urge you to explore our website and to let us know how we can help.
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Liberal has been recognized by the State of Kansas as the official home of Dorothy.
The Mighty Samson Bridge built in 1939 is one of the Architectural Wonders of Kansas. The bridge is 113 feet above the Cimarron River and 1269 feet long. The bridge was a new design which was necessary after three different bridges at the location collapsed during the span of two decades.
Liberal is on the eastern edge of the Hugoton Field, the largest national gas field in North America and second largest in the world.