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The Wetlands

This 77-mile central Kansas Byway connects two of the world's most significant natural wetlands — Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. More than 60,000 acres of wetlands host millions of migrating birds each year, including waterfowl, shorebirds, even Whooping Cranes. No wonder this region has been named one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas.

The Byway offers far more than beautiful wetlands and birds. Along your trek, you'll see native stone buildings, underground tunnels, metal street art, WPA art and bridges, an operating flour mill, a stretch of the Santa Fe Trail, and more.

Plan a journey on the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway and discover our extraordinary corner of the planet.

Communities Along the Byway:

Claflin             Fact Sheet

Ellinwood       Fact Sheet    Chamber of Commerce

Great Bend     Fact Sheet    Chamber of Commerce

Hoisington     Fact Sheet    Chamber of Commerce

Hudson          Fact Sheet    

Stafford          Fact Sheet    Chamber of Commerce

St John          Fact Sheet  

Scenic Byway Map