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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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Check back regularly for the latest reports to keep you up-to-date on the cool things happening in Great Bend and along the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway! 
There is a spirit here. It's ancient and uninhibited. And it is constantly moving, constantly changing. You can feel it as it moves through the prairie tall-grass, and hear it as a rustle under a gliding bird wing. It shifts and transforms. 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 move you. Transform you. Change your relationship with the world - your 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, these create an ecological wonderland of epic proportions.