What began as a practical joke is now one of Pratt's most unique features. Pratt's hot and cold water towers have appeared in nationwide publications and many visitors are seen stopping for a humorous double-take or photograph.

Pratt is deemed "a tree city" and has 193 acres of parks on what was once a tallgrass prairie. Its largest park, Lemon Park, has 117 acres, with nature trails, wood artwork, lake, cabin houses, gazebo, a lit walking path, and sports recreation facilities.

Pratt is a regional center for commerce with medical facilities, schools, community activities, outdoor recreation, agriculture, and industry. Kansas Wildlife and Parks management is located near Pratt and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Nature Center is located just two miles east and one mile south of Pratt.