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Cheyenne Bottoms

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Interesting oasis in the middle of Kansas

Having lived in Kansas most of my life for years I wasn't even aware of Cheyenne Bottoms. Although... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Rose Hill
Birds and ducks aplenty

The nature center has very nice exhibits and displays to educate the visitor about the life cycle... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Rockford, Michigan
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56 NE 40 Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530-9277
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Having lived in Kansas most of my life for years I wasn't even aware of Cheyenne Bottoms. Although we visited in May and it was past the bird migration season it was very interesting. The nature center has good exhibits and fully explains the area....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ramona8
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The nature center has very nice exhibits and displays to educate the visitor about the life cycle of this area of Kansas. We took the one half hour tour for only $3.00. The van was comfortable and they provided binoculars but it was difficult to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank navarmop2
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We have been here several times and wish it were closer to our home! The number of birds was not as great as we have seen before, but the season was odd this year and I think we missed the peak viewing period. At least...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KCBirdLady
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We started our weekend of birding here. With the late spring, we were ahead of the main migratory bird migration and had just missed the sandhill and whooping cranes. We still saw quite a variety of shorebirds and waterfowl. We saw more birds here than...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Easy to navigate roads allow you get close to a variety of birds. In the spring there are a large number of different species passing through the area. It seems like we saw at least one new species every day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wpohley
Reviewed 14 April 2018

All of the people working at and around Cheyenne Bottoms were great, I spent 2 full days there looking at all the birds and other wild animals. the Near by Information Center is very informative. the people working in the park are nice. I saw...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ErnieMiller2u
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This place is enormous. We observed over 20 species in a 2 Hour period with one lifer. I think we caught it on an off day because we didn’t see any Sandhills Cranes. There were plenty of raptors, Geese, ducks, White Pelicans, etc... You need...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank bodyfruit
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Just go. Check the Bottoms off your bucket list. It’s worth it. Whooping cranes show up in November. Cool birds to see.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank H2ODOG73
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This area aims to provide diverse marsh habitat for wildfowl and shorebirds and to increase the production of birds that nest in the area. Unfortunately we visited on a very hot day in August so we weren't surprised that we didn't see a large number...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank susiedu
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We are so lucky to have Cheyenne Bottoms. It is a wonderful place with GREAT scenery for us to enjoy Kansas at its best!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Carla M
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Ruth F
18 February 2017|
Response from R J | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't see why not. There were people there with duck blind boats, etc when we were there. Would be less destructive than those. There are many places one can put a boat in the water. This place is huge.