colorful brochure of descriptions, written by the artist
themselves, will take you on a self-guided adventure of 70+ over-sized
uniquely decorated birdhouses that adorn sidewalks and business fronts all
over town. Download the Birdhouse Tour brochure for a map and description of the beautiful
This historic theater
still hosts seasonal plays throughout the year. A vintage neon lighted marquee
tops this historic building and the mid-1900's statue couple sitting on the
bench out front will greet you.
Each historic building
downtown has its own story to tell about its contribution to the development of
the city. On your downtown trek, take a peek at the historic buildings such as:
- Barton County Courthouse
- Cornerstone Interiors
- Crest Theatre
- Moses Bandshell
the Historic Walking Tour guide for a complete list of
buildings and their stories.
Jack Kilby Memorial
The creator of the
invented circuit called Great Bend his home. A statue commemorates him at the
west entrance of the Barton County Courthouse.
Kansas Quilt Walk
Located in the
sidewalks surrounding the courthouse square, this quilt walk tells the story of
early settlers in a very interesting and unique way - through quilt patterns.
Download the Quilt Walk brochure for
a map, photos, and meaning of each pattern.
The Rifleman Civil War monument
A tribute to the men
and women who dedicated their lives and time to fighting for our country. The
soldier stands guard on the north west corner of the square.