Liberal is the official "Home of Dorothy" from the Wizard of Oz. Come explore Dorothy's House and the Mid-America Air Museum, the largest air museum in Kansas and 5th largest in the country, with a collection of over 100 aircraft. Home of quality educational institutions from K-12 to Seward Co Community College. Liberal has some of the regions best health care facilities and clinics. Liberal has many community parks including the Adventure Bay Water Park attracting families of all ages. Liberal's own semi-pro baseball team, the Bee Jays are known nationwide and have won 4 National championships! A wide range of shopping is available from the quaint downtown shops to some national retail chains and enjoy a wide variety of food from local and well know chain restaurants. Come find out why "There is no place like home" in Liberal, Kansas! Education There are approximately 5,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students in USD 480. There is one High School, two Middle Schools, five elementary schools, one pre-school and one Newcomer's Center. Central Office is located at 7 Parkway Blvd. College and Technical Education- Seward County Community College is a two year community college offering many different pathways to a degree. SCCC serves more than 2,000 students annually. Healthcare Southwest Medical Center is a 101 bed, not-for-profit hospital offering a 24-hour emergency room, a broad range of surgical services, primary-care clinics, outreach clinics and much more. Community Amenities Parks: 12 Golf Courses: 3 (one 18-hole and two 9-holes) Adventure Bay Water Park: 1 Skate Park: 1 Health facilities:13 Museums: 5 Public Library: 1 Worship Facilities: 49 Plus Youth and Adult programs, Semi-Professional baseball team, Fishing, Nature Trails, wildlife, camping and hunting. Community Events include:Cinco de Mayo, OZfest, Duck Race Festival, Bazaar Days, Seward County Five State Fair, Christmas Parade and the famous Pancake Day! This annual race held on Shrove Tuesday is an annual race with Liberal women competing against the women of Olney, England attracting national and international attention. THINGS TO DO Dorothy's House & Land of Oz Museum 567 E. Cedar (Yellow Brick Road at Cedar) (620)624-7624 Official home of Dorothy Gale Mid-America Air Museum 2000 W. 2nd Street (620)624-5263 Kansas' Largest Air Museum with a collection of over 100 aircraft which also makes it one of the largest in the country. Bakers Art Center 624 N. Pershing (620)624-2810 Arts programs for all ages, a museum, new traveling exhibits showcasing local and national artists, and special events throughout the year. Seward County Coronado Museum Coronado and his band of 36 Spanish soldiers were the first Europeans to visit what is now Southwest Kansas. They traveled through in 1541, looking for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold, leaving behind them a few small items and a legend which are on display at this local museum. The museum also houses and displays many of the heirlooms, antiques and pictures of early day Seward County. There is also an exhibit that pays tribute to the culture of the Native American Indians who inhabited the land before any settlers set foot on the nearby prairie. Located at Yellow Brick Road at Cedar in Liberal. Arkalon Park Arkalon Park is the area's premier wildlife destination. Enjoy the beauty of Arkalon Park while fishing, camping, hiking. or a picnic with family and friends. The Park is located 10 miles northeast of Liberal off US Highway 54. Play Ball - Liberal Bee Jays Each summer come out and watch Liberal's very own collegiate summer baseball team. They are a member of the Kansas Collegiate League Baseball, playing in the National Baseball Congress and sanctioned by NCAA. They have won 15 Jayhawk League championships and five National Baseball World championships. They play at Brent Gould Field at Seward County Community College and travels to other Kansas cities.