Liberal, the county seat of Seward County, is located in southwestern Kansas at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and U.S. Highway 54, just a few miles north of the Oklahoma state border. Highway 54 is a north-south highway that runs southwest 1,197 miles from western Illinois to El Paso, Texas, while Highway 83 is one of the longest north-south highways in the United States. Liberal lies approximately 10 miles southwest of the Cimarron River in the High Plains region of the Great Plains and is 140 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas, 202 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas and 288 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado.
Liberal is home to both Dorothy’s House and the Mid-America Air Museum, the nation’s 5th largest air museum, drawing visitors from all parts of the United States. Local entertainment includes movies, bowling, the area’s largest water park, golf courses and parks that feature outdoor workout equipment, fishing and nature trails, and two skating facilities. The City of Liberal was named a 2013 Playful City USA community by non-profit KaBOOM. The Liberal Bee Jays are a five-time national champion semi-pro baseball team, and SCCC/ATS teams are nationally ranked in their division. The Seward County Activity Center accommodates meetings, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions for 10 to 2,000 people.
The City of Liberal is pro-growth and pro-business. There is an environment where public-private partnerships expedite both the timing and profitability of investments in the community. We are actively seeking additional retail development to fill identified product and service gaps and offer retail incentives.
Liberal, Kansas demographics from Retail Attractions, LLC (2013) and from the U.S. Census Bureau (2010).
Services in Liberal, Kansas.
Pull factor analysis and data for Liberal, Kansas.
Liberal, Kansas labor market statistics and major employers.
National Helium opened in Liberal, Kansas in 1963 and is the largest helium plant in the world.