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Cheyenne Bottoms

#1 of 16 things to do in Great Bend Features Animals
56 Northeast 40 Road, Great Bend, KS 67530
+1 877-427-9299
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Shorebirds. A very clean venue.

Do stop at the information center to get a map to have an idea of how large this place is. I had... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
La Junta, CO
Beautiful Cheyenne Bottoms

Cheyenne Bottoms is a unique wetlands and refuge offering excellent birdwatching, especially during... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Terrie C
Fort Collins, Colorado
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56 Northeast 40 Road, Great Bend, KS 67530
+1 877-427-9299

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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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Cheyenne Bottoms is a unique wetlands and refuge offering excellent birdwatching, especially during migrations. It is easy to get to and easy to drive around. Unfortunately, state funding has apparently been ended and all 3 employees are gone. This site is too important to lose...More

Thank Terrie C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Easy self-drive on gravel roads. You can see most of it in about 3 hours but better if you have all day.

Thank Roy K
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The scope of the wetlands was astounding to us. We were so glad to see that much land being set aside for nature.

Thank ScarlettKay
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

One of the hotel staff recommended i check out Cheyenne Bottoms. Being from Louisiana, i was surprised to find a wet land in the middle of Kansas! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a ton from them. They really went above and beyond!

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Exceeded all expectations. Nicely done around a natural body of water. If one stops the car, the birds offer a cacophony of sound. Ducks diving for food, sea gulls gliding, herons near the shore looking for food. The Best thing is the welcome center. VERY...More

1  Thank R J
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 8 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
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Ruth F
18 February 2017|
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.