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Natural resources have been at the heart of the Great Bend economy since its establishment. The most important natural resources surrounding Great Bend is its location between two of the world's most important wetlands; Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Get the scoop on our attractions, history, and more from the Great Bend Fact Sheet. 
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There is a spirit out here, ancient and uninhibited, and it is constantly moving. You can feel it as it moves through the prairie tall-grass, and hear it as a rustle in the wind. The Kansas Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway is conduit to a transformation, regardless of a visitor's age or interest, purpose, or passion. The spirit of the Byway will change your relationship with the world in a million ways. There are stories waiting to be told about one of Kansas’ greatest secrets - it is home to two of the largest wetlands ecosystems in the world. Together, they create an ecological wonderland of epic proportions.