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Great Bend, Kansas

Great Bend was named for its location on the Arkansas River. There are vast plains, a national scenic byway that included enormous wetlands of international importance (Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira NWR) and the Arkansas River to explore. Located on the Santa Fe Trail, Great Bend is the birthplace of organized drag racing and the boyhood home of a Nobel Prize winner. The Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo houses raptors, byway exhibits and educational programming.

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If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Great Bend between March and May, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between June and August.