Our friendly town offers the only free zoo between Denver and Kansas City.
Explore Great Bend
We invite you to experience and explore the many opportunities that our charming community has to offer. Great Bend, a city of 15,000 warm people, is best known for our historic SRCA Dragstrip, and the fact that we are nestled between two wetlands of international importance.
Our friendly town offers a little bit of everything for the people that want to explore. We have a variety of historical adventures, artistic dedications, and big city amenities in our small quaint town!
Downtown Great Bend has a unique atmosphere with a variety of businesses, a brewery, a wine cellar, outdoor art exploration, a movie theatre, and a historic community theatre. We are continually adding to the experience so keep planning to visit again and again.
Parks & Outdoor Adventure
Enjoy our hike and bike paths, ATV rides down the river, and be sure to catch the incredible Kansas sunsets. Great Bend is proud to have the only free zoo between Kansas City and Denver. Here you can have up-close animal adventures by sling-shotting fruits and veggies to our grizzly bears or meet our owl Thurston that can cluck like a chicken. Our water park is also a wonderful adventure that compares to many indoor waterparks and is the perfect affordable family-friendly adventure.
More Trip Ideas!
Our midsized Kansas town welcomes visitors with open arms and is ready to give you the best hospitality. If you are looking to experience authentic Small Town America let us help you explore Great Bend!
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