Uniquely Great Bend

Great Bend welcomes visitors with many opportunities to experience small town charm. Our unique attractions will make your visit even more special.


Step through the doors of the Raptor Center and begin a fascinating journey into the natural world. The main goal is the medical rehabilitation of birds of all types, while specializing in birds of prey. Right away you will be astonished by a vibrant gallery featuring state-of-the-art exhibits, displays, and interactive learning stations.
Brit Spaugh Zoo is home to many mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. From elegant tigers to regal lions, the zoo shelters animals and gives visitors a chance to observe and learn about the natural world. 
Walk along the side walks and you may notice a diversity of visual attractions from uniquely decorated birdhouses to the Quilt Walk around the courthouse square. Indulge in some shopping at the quaint little boutiques. After shopping, nestle down in one of our fine coffee shops and treat yourself to a tasty snack and quenching beverage. 
Study the state-of-the-art interpretive exhibits that tell the story of Cheyenne Bottoms from its geological formation to the management challenges of the future. The center's crescent shaped building curves around the largest inland march in the United States.
The Dominican Sisters of Heartland Farm will welcome you, nurture you, and introduce you to the peace and abundance of country life.  Visitors can explore the straw bale buildings, the acoustically perfect silo, learn about organic farming methods while participating in gardening activities, take a peaceful stroll through labyrinth, and discover much more.
Rosewood Winery is nestled in the heart of Rosewood Ranch.  They offer 13 types of quality wine made from the finest of grapes. Bring a picnic lunch or simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere with friends and family.
The Wetlands Waterpark is the perfect place to spend a hot summer day. The water park features zero depth entry, a 300 gallon tipping bucket, and multiple spray features and floatables.  It's easy to spend the day floating and soaking at the Wetlands.