Points of Interest

Highlights along the 77-mile Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway include:

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Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village

85 South Highway 281
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 793-5125
An 1871 pioneer rock home, a 1915 one room school, and 1898 church, a 1910 railroad depot, a museum building and gift shop, an agriculture building, a blacksmith shop, other buildings, and a ... More

Ellinwood Tunnels

2 N Main
Ellinwood, KS 67526
Phone: (620) 564-2400
Tours of the underground tunnels built in 1878 under Ellinwood. Daily tours include tour of underground livery stable, barber shop, bath house, and history of the origin. More

Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo

2123 Main st
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 793-4226
Raptor Center at Great Bend Brit Spaugh zoo offers state-of-the-art educational displays and educational programming. After visiting the Raptor Center, visitors can make their way into the zoo and ... More

Heartland Farm

1049 CR 390
Pawnee Rock, KS 67567
Phone: (620) 923-4585
80-acre Heartland Farm will welcome you, nurture you, and introduce you to the peace and abundance of country life. Visitors are welcome to explore the straw bale buildings, the acoustically ... More

Kansas Wetlands Educational Center

592 NE K-156 Hwy
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 566-1456
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is located on the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway and overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms; the largest inland marsh in the United States. The center offers ... More

Metal Pole Art

N Main St
Hoisington, KS 67544
Phone: (620) 653-2208
61 banners hang from the light poles lining Main Street. Half of them feature different birds and wildlife that can be found at Cheyenne Bottoms, and the other half depicts the life and history of ... More

Shafer Art Gallery

245 NE 30 Rd
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: 6207929342
Shafer Art Gallery on the BCC campus in Great Bend features bronze sculptures created by its namesake, Gus Shafer and boasts an outstanding permanent collection along with traveling exhibits. More

St. John Town Square

115 E 4th
St. John, KS 67576
Phone: (620) 549-6576
The picturesque square features a century old three-tier fountain, a Statue of Liberty replica (One of 200 in the country), shade plants, flowers and sitting areas. Benches and flowers in this ... More

WPA Projects

109 E. 1st St.
Hoisington, KS 67544
Phone: (620) 653-4125
Landmarks include the Sun Dial, Hoisington High School & Field House, the murals inside the post office and the Post Rock Bridges north of Claflin. These were all projects of the Works Progress ... More