Great Plains Nature Center
Wichita, KS 67220
Phone: (316) 683-5499
Fax: (316) 688-9555
Located in northeast Wichita about one block west of N Woodlawn Ave. on E 29th St. Easy access from the K-96/Woodlawn Ave. interchange or from the K-254/Woodlawn Ave. interchange. Open Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.
Learn about the wild beauty of the Great Plains and enjoy time at a natural retreat in a city setting. Indoors, the center features the Koch Habitat Hall with interpretive displays and exhibits, a 2,200-gallon aquarium with Kansas fish, the Bob Gress Wildlife Observatory and a spectacular gift shop.
Outdoors, it's connected to Chisholm Creek Park, a 240-acre city park, with nearly two miles of accessible trails and boardwalks. The trails wind through riparian woodlands, native tallgrass prairie and a small wetland. The diversity of habitats makes this a favorite birding area for Wichita-area residents.
The Center is a partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Wichita Department of Parks and Recreation.
Education programs, Trails, Exhibits, Live animal displays, Gift Shop