Kansas Wetlands Education Center

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


The center is located on the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway at the eastern edge of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and The Nature Conservancy Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve. It is staffed with naturalists who are dedicated to preserving and sustaining the natural wildlife in the area. Tours and programs are available daily. There is a gift shop, traveler information, and nature trails. Facilities are available for meetings and special events.

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 the future. 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 area. Naturalists will be on hand to enhance your visit and answer your questions.

Educational Programming
The Wetlands Education center offers educational programming and events weekly for all ages. Whether you are looking for a fun and educational activity to do as a family, or a couple looking for an adults-only program, we have the perfect program for you!

Admission is always FREE! Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 

Van Tours of Cheyenne Bottoms available by reservation. 
The center is available for after-hours use by reservation.

To see what's going on at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, call them at 620-786-7456 or visit their website at