Wetlands Wildlife National Scenic Byway TIME TO FLY Stretching some 77 miles, the Wetlands Wildlife National Scenic Byway brings visitors up close and personal with the Central FlywayNorth Americas most important bird migration route. The byway is anchored by two of the largest wetland systems in the world Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and Preserve and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. These giant marshes host incredible numbers of sandhill cranes, avocets, pelicans, whooping cranes, sandpipers, ducks, geese and many more species. Birds arent the only inhabitants visitors encounter. The Bottoms is home to 23 species of mammals, 19 species of reptiles and nine species of amphibians. At the Refuge, the shallow water teems with crabs, crayfish and frogs. Nearby, in drier digs, prairie dogs are alert to coyotes, red foxes, bobcats and badgers. CENTRAL PRAIRIE BYWAYS of KANSAS Raymond Rd d d SE 60 Ave NE 60th Ave NE 100th Ave NE 70th St NE 140th St B A R T O N S TA F F O R D Great Bend St. John Hoisington Ellinwood R E N O R I C E Stafford Claflin Hudson NE 40th Ave 56 56 50 4 96 156 281 WETLANDS WILDLIFE have come out of Kansas repeatedly, so youre guaranteed a good show. Central Prairie is a land of begin- nings. Former World Chess Cham- pion Anatoly Karpov established his rst U.S. school in Lindsborg, the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess. Lessons, tour- naments and camps are offered throughout the year. In 1910, the town of Belleville watched the Belleville High Banks rst automobile race. The course eventually became the oldest continuously used dirt track in the U.S. and one thats still known for its speed. HARLAND J. SCHUSTER Belleville High Banks racetrack 3007 -10th Street, Great Bend, KS 67530 firstname.lastname@example.org 620.792.2750 / 877.427.9299 www.visitgreatbend.com facebook.com/GreatBendKS twitter.com/GreatBendKS Birdhouse Art Tour/Shafer Art Gallery Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo GPS Tours of Wetlands Wildlife National Scenic Byway/Cheyenne Bottoms Kansas Quilt Walk on Courthouse Square Historical Village/Oil Gas Museum Heartland Farm's Alpaca Herd Scan for Calendar of Events Bend Great CONVENTION VISITORS BUREAU The heart of Kansas holds many secrets. Visit Great Bend and discover that... Great Great It's In Our Nature to Surprise! Great Bend...Naturally!