A defining aspect of Great Bend's lifestyle, the arts are thriving here in our vibrant city! It’s one more surprise for visitors who want to uncover some cultural gems. Colorful murals, live theatrical performances, and galleries - visitors will discover a celebration or arts in unique places and a variety of events.
Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS), mobile device, or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world.
Take a stroll down memory lane or listen to a story unheard at one of Great Bend's varied museums and monuments memorializing the history and heritage of the Midwest - from the Santa Fe Trail to the invention of the microchip.
You will find special places to explore and sights to see. All of these adventures begin and end in Great Bend, where you will find comfortable, affordable lodging, authentic restaurants, great shopping, and top-notch hospitality.
The historic and quaint downtown offers an eclectic selection of home, garden, gifts, funky clothing, jewelry, furniture, antiques, and other specialty stores. Great Bend also has an array of corporate retailers. Whether you are looking for a furniture piece to complete a room, a necklace to complete the perfect outfit, or a souvenir to complete your trip - Great Bend provides shoppers with the perfect blend of desired convenience and unique shopping opportunities. The diverse options make it easy for you to 'shop until you drop!'
From a relaxing picnic in the park with the kids, to an exciting afternoon at the drag strip. From baseball to bowling, and everything in between. Great Bend has an array of activities for you! Great Bend is also home to the Great Bend Sports Complex - a top of the line - baseball and softball facility where you can hear bats cracking and crowds cheering throughout the spring and summer months.
Nature gave us an ocean in the midst of a sea of grass. A spectacular array of wildlife is attracted to our marshes, offering nature lovers of all sorts - an unobstructed view into the wonders of the natural worlds. Spend a few days with us in the lust outdoors, and we promise that you will leave the rumor of "flat and dry" Kansas behind.
Great Bend welcomes visitors for an outstanding connection to nature and provides many opportunities to experience small town charm. Our unique attractions make your visit to Great Bend even more special.