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Kansas Wetlands Education Center

The crescent shaped visitor center curves around the marsh, offering great wildlife viewing, guided tours, and educational programming.

Kansas Wetlands Education Center 

KWEC overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms, the largest inland marsh in the United States and a Ramsar designated Wetland of International Importance. Strolling through the exhibits, you will learn the story of Cheyenne Bottoms, a natural wonder of which nothing compares.

Interpretive Learning
Study the state-of-the-art interpretive exhibits that tell the story of Cheyenne Bottoms from its geological formation to the management challenges of today. Discover the magnificence of these wetlands and the animals and plants living here.

Bird Watching
From inside the center, you can watch Great Blue Herons stalking their prey or Mallards tending to their young. Submerge yourself in the wetland experience by walking to the observation point. Naturalists, who are dedicated to preserving and sustaining the natural wildlife in the area, will be on hand to answer any questions and enhance your visit.

Educational Programming
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center offers a wonderful educational program for all ages. Whether you are looking for a fun educational activity or seeking to discover the wonders of the wetlands, we have the perfect program for you! 

Van tours are offered daily. While traveling the roads and dikes, you may see American Avocets, Dowitchers, thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl. During migration seasons, you may even catch a glimpse of the endangered whooping crane.

A gift shop and traveler information is also available. Admission is FREE. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Facilities are also available for meetings and special events.

Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming programs at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

Call 620-786-7456 or visit their website at www.wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu for additional information.