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Cheyenne Bottoms

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56 NE 40 Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530-9277
+1 877-427-9299
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Birds and ducks aplenty

The nature center has very nice exhibits and displays to educate the visitor about the life cycle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
navarmop2
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Rockford, Michigan
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Missed the migration peak but enjoyed it anyway

We have been here several times and wish it were closer to our home! The number of birds was not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KCBirdLady
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“great birding” (4 reviews)
“bucket list” (3 reviews)
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LOCATION
56 NE 40 Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530-9277
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+1 877-427-9299
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The nature center has very nice exhibits and displays to educate the visitor about the life cycle of this area of Kansas. We took the one half hour tour for only $3.00. The van was comfortable and they provided binoculars but it was difficult to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times and wish it were closer to our home! The number of birds was not as great as we have seen before, but the season was odd this year and I think we missed the peak viewing period. At least...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our weekend of birding here. With the late spring, we were ahead of the main migratory bird migration and had just missed the sandhill and whooping cranes. We still saw quite a variety of shorebirds and waterfowl. We saw more birds here than...More

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to navigate roads allow you get close to a variety of birds. In the spring there are a large number of different species passing through the area. It seems like we saw at least one new species every day.

Thank wpohley
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

All of the people working at and around Cheyenne Bottoms were great, I spent 2 full days there looking at all the birds and other wild animals. the Near by Information Center is very informative. the people working in the park are nice. I saw...More

Thank ErnieMiller2u
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This place is enormous. We observed over 20 species in a 2 Hour period with one lifer. I think we caught it on an off day because we didn’t see any Sandhills Cranes. There were plenty of raptors, Geese, ducks, White Pelicans, etc... You need...More

Thank bodyfruit
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Just go. Check the Bottoms off your bucket list. It’s worth it. Whooping cranes show up in November. Cool birds to see.

Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This area aims to provide diverse marsh habitat for wildfowl and shorebirds and to increase the production of birds that nest in the area. Unfortunately we visited on a very hot day in August so we weren't surprised that we didn't see a large number...More

Thank susiedu
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We are so lucky to have Cheyenne Bottoms. It is a wonderful place with GREAT scenery for us to enjoy Kansas at its best!

Thank Carla M
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Do stop at the information center to get a map to have an idea of how large this place is. I had photographed 150 species of birds, but found a couple new ones here. It is great that folks do not litter here. I saw...More

Thank Red23Hair34
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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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