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Address: 56 NE 40 Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530-9277
Phone Number: 877 427 9299
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Solomon, Kansas
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Solomon, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Conway Springs, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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 and leaving the great large water refuge. We didn't want to leave the area because... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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 the water. I could have spend hours here just enjoying nature.

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 Cranes here in one day. Flocks of blackbirds in the millions may sometimes be seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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, climbed an observation tower, and saw few birds on the chilly and rainy Saturday we... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 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 too. See attached picture. Regards to all, OldeBear

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Peyton, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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 that may not be in your area, then this is the place. You do have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing habitat. A must see for birding. Hold onto your hats though; the wind never seems to stop blowing! There is an education center that provides recent sightings. There are restroom (no flush) on the byways as you drive.

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