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Explore the wetlands

Julie Jones at the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau shows a GPS system available for touring Cheyenne Bottoms and the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway.

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Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series about things for families to do over the winter break.



Great Bend is situated between two wetlands of international importance, which means some of the best bird watching can be found in our own backyard — or a short drive away.

Both the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge received the international designation from the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, known as the Ramsar Convention. It bills itself as "an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and ...

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