Prairie Rose Rangers – Benton, Kansas

Prairie Rose Wranglers.jpgPrairie Rose Wranglers – Benton,  Kansas

One of the highlights of the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Suppers in Wichita, Kansas is the Prairie Rose Wranglers, some of the best cowboy entertainment you will find. Not only will you eat well and hear good music, you’ll be completely entertained as well.  Along with an All-You-Can-Eat Chuckwagon Dinner you will be able to take wagon and train rides, there are free movies and popcorn and of course the entertainmnet.

Kris Johnson takes his Christian family morals with him wherever he goes.  He has been a fan of the old “singing cowboy” for a long long time.  He toured with the southern Gospel Quartet Forgiven and the Calvary Echoes for 10 years but then decided it was time to get off the road.  He and his wife, Jonell, have five children to raise and he wants to be an important part of that time in the children’s lives and being on the road just wasn’t what he believed he needed.  He now is with the Prairie Rose Rangers providing entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Kim Coslett has a background in a wide range of music.  With a background in Classic Rock, Pop and Christian music she provides a wide range of talent to the Prairie Rose Rangers.  She and her husband have four children and a true Kansas girl.  She was born and raised in the Wichita area.

Jolynn MacIntyre is now the fiddler of the group.  Although she was trained in conventional violin but she developed a love for Celtic fiddling, folk and roots styles and enjoyed them all.  She is enjoying playing with the Prairie Rose Rangers.

Jesse Friesen has been a cowboy since he was young playing in the back yard.  He began playing the bango at age 9 and at 13 picked up a guitar.  He played mostly bluegrass and classic rock.  He joined the Prairie Rose Rangers in January of 2009.  Jesse runs a recording studio, Prairie Rose Records, and plays many different instruments, including Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bass, and 12 String Guitar.

The Prairie Rose Ranch is open year-round
Cowboy Chuckwagon Suppers are served Thursday, Friday and Saturday– except Thanksgiving and December 23rd through 30th*
Gospel Chuckwagon Suppers are served the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month – except Easter

2nd & 4th Sunday Gospel Shows
Gates open at 5:00PM
Dinner begins at 6:30PM
The Sunday Gospel Shows feature The Riders for the Cross.
2nd & 4th Sunday
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings
Gates open at 5:00PM
Dinner begins at 6:30PM
All of the Evening Chuckwagon Suppers feature our Cowboy band, the Prairie Rose Rangers

It’s four hours of entertainment and an all-you-can-eat meal for only $30. Bring the kids along. Children 6 to 12 are only $10. 3 to 5 are $5, and the little ones are FREE.

Phone: (316) 778-2121

Location: 15231 SW Parallel St., Benton, KS 67017


6 Responses

  1. I heard you at the 57th National Square Dance Convention in Wichita and would like to buy some of your CD’s would you tell me how I can buy some CD’s.

  2. Thank you for contacting Here is some updated information on the group.
    The Diamond W Wranglers (previously known as the Prairie Rose Wranglers), formed in 1999 to entertain at the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper. With the move to the new Diamond W Chuckwagon at Old Cowtown Museum, the name of the band has changed to the Diamond W Wranglers.
    You can contact them through the following email and see how to purchase some of their CD’s.

    Pat Watson

  3. directions or address for the show I live in Marion, ks thanks

  4. I sent you the link from Rand McNally to give you the directions to go to the show. We hope you truly enjoy the visit and let us know your throughts so we can share them with our readers.

    Pat Watson

  5. Bernice Mettenbrink

    I’m the asst. manager and an escort for the York Fun Club in York, NE. York is very close to Henderson, NE, which is Orin Friesen’s hometown. I noticed that the Diamond W Wranglers – previously known as the Prairie Rose Wranglers – will be performing at the Double D Ranch near Ashland, NE on June 27, 2009.

    I just wanted to make sure that Orin Friesen would be part of the group for this gig. I know you’ve had a name change and even though the above news article lists Orin as a member, I found some other things on “the net” that list someone else and not Orin. Before we advertise, I want to make sure that Orin will be part of the group that night. I would hate to mislead our travelers. Thank you so much for answering my question. Sincerely, Bernice Mettenbrink, York Fun Club, Inc.

  6. I have forwarded your message on to the Diamond W. Wranglers and asked them to respond to you. Good luck, sounds like it would be a great deal of fun to be part of your group.

    Pat Watson, Editor