Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Great Bend Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:40:52 GMT Whooping Cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/Whooping-Cranes-at-Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge/2911/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Witt-5241.jpg'/><br/> Catching a glimpse of any wildlife is always an exciting experience, but to see rare species in a natural habitat is a rare and treasured opportunity. In this delicate shift from fall to winter, the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge welcomes winged visitors who are in the midst of their migration. One such bird is the whooping crane. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/Whooping-Cranes-at-Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge/2911/ Going Down: A Trip Underground in Ellinwood http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/25/Going-Down-A-Trip-Underground-in-Ellinwood/2684/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Underground-picture.jpeg'/><br/> An entire town – underground. That’s the bygone era you can experience at the Ellinwood tunnels. In the late 1800s, practical concerns sent many businesses into the basements of their main-street counterparts. These "underground" businesses were connected by a series of boardwalks and tunnels creating a separate underground town. The set-up also helped early settlers survive rough Kansas winters and tornado season. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/25/Going-Down-A-Trip-Underground-in-Ellinwood/2684/ A Trip to the Wild West http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/13/-A-Trip-to-the-Wild-West/2186/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/wheat-field.jpeg'/><br/>A Faces &amp; Places Roadie BlogDespite living in Kansas all my life, I haven’t traveled to many cities in the West so I didn’t exactly know what I was in for on my Faces &amp; Places Tour trip to Garden City and the Beef Empire Days Rodeo.My friend Jessica and I planned ahead by looking through our Kansas Visitors Guide. We wanted to enjoy everything about southwestern Kansas. We started with a pit stop in Great Bend for a tasty meal at Diane’s Diner and a little shopping downtown. On the road again, we enjoyed our view of beautiful wheat fields being harvested. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/13/-A-Trip-to-the-Wild-West/2186/ Bald Eagle viewing in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6801607027_4330146db5_b.jpg'/><br/>As far as my bird watching experience goes, the most memorable experience I’ve had is being up close and personal with a falcon while visiting the United States Air Force Academy. Then, while aiding in a story on birding weekends in Great Bend for KANSAS! magazine, I was intrigued to learn what prime real estate Kansas has for witnessing various migratory birds, but none more special then the bald eagle. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ Kansas Faces & Places Tour: Greensburg, Montezuma, Fort Larned and Great Bend http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Greensburg-Montezuma-Fort-Larned-and-Great-Bend/721/ My family and I took part in the Faces &amp; Places Tour of Kansas last weekend, a trip starting in Greensburg and ending near Great Bend. Even as we started out, it was clear to me, you can live in Kansas your whole life and not see all of it. Every time I go somewhere for work I’m just amazed at the things I find. Mon, 04 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Greensburg-Montezuma-Fort-Larned-and-Great-Bend/721/ Water, Wings, and Wonder http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Water-Wings-and-Wonder/468/ Every two years in Great Bend, migration meets attraction with fantastically fine-feathered results.We are talking about the&nbsp;Wings and Wetlands Birding Festival,&nbsp;which was held April 29-May 1 and featured guided birding tours of Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. The weekend brings to Kansas nearly 200 birdwatchers from across the country, all in passionate pursuit of rare and unusual bird sightings. Wed, 04 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Water-Wings-and-Wonder/468/