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Cheyenne Bottoms

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56 Northeast 40 Road, Great Bend, KS 67530
+1 877-427-9299
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A great drive through event for birders

Depending on the time of year, this wetlands can be fairly quiet or seriously full and noisy. In... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
777Zeus
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
worth a stop

Very nice visitor center. Well organized displays with a friendly ranger and pretty wild flowers in... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
markels
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Solomon, Kansas
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56 Northeast 40 Road, Great Bend, KS 67530

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Depending on the time of year, this wetlands can be fairly quiet or seriously full and noisy. In July it is fairly quiet, but still beautiful and a great place to find birds of all kinds. The bugs were seriously awful when exiting the car,...More

Thank 777Zeus
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very nice visitor center. Well organized displays with a friendly ranger and pretty wild flowers in front. Easy to walk nature trail. The drive through the preserve is easy and we enjoyed the water, grasses and birds.

Thank markels
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My sister and I were sightseeing in the area and decided to finally do it. We went to the nature center first for information and then we drove to the place where they have wooden bleachers and you can see all kinds of birds landing...More

Thank 914Butterfly
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We drove through here on our way home from vacation because my husband used to work for a company that was responsible for the lift stations as this nature preserve. It was so serene to just drive through here and see all the birds on...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 29 May 2016

There always seems to be birds here. If you want to see mass quantities of birds, this place can be amazing. It also holds some species not generally seen elsewhere in KS, or maybe anywhere. for example we have seen as many as 17 Whooping...More

Thank Henry A
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our day at the new center. After the seminar we drive the wetlands reserve and saw a variety of shore birds, ducks, coots, pelicans, white egrets and blue herons.

Thank Corinna G
Reviewed 20 May 2016

After missing the massive spring migration by a couple of weeks, we didn’t know what to expect from this wetland area. But we needn’t have worried: this was among the best birding trips we have ever taken. We drove around a bit in the afternoon,...More

Thank 88Tropicsfan
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Hi Folks. My wife and I are Birders so this was one of our targeted stops on our vacation. There were over 100,000 migrating shore birds plus a few unexpected surprises like a Great Horned Owl and a good assortment of waterfowl like Red-headed Duck...More

Thank OldeBear
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Visited mid May so mostly shorebirds. It is a big area so even if there are thousands of shorebirds, they are spreadout. We went at sunrise and sunset. Saw plenty of herons, egrets and Avocets. If you want to see a good variety of shorebirds...More

Thank AllenTjr
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It is the largest marshland in the interior U.S., lots of things to see. There is also an educational building that has classes and lots of interesting things.

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Ruth F
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Response from R J | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't see why not. There were people there with duck blind boats, etc when we were there. Would be less destructive than those. There are many places one can put a boat in the water. This place is huge.
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