Barton County

Great Bend

Kansas Wetlands Education Center

aerial view of the education center Operated by Fort Hays State University as an annex of Sternberg Museum of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center includes a 2,000 sq. ft. exhibit gallery, classroom, auditorium, and gift store. An accessible paved  ½-mile nature trail encompasses three ecosystems –grassland, marsh, and wooded area. A vast expanse of windows allows visitors to view wildlife in the wetland area behind KWEC comfortably. Visitors can also enjoy bird watching in the comfort of their vehicles. Kansas Wetlands Educational Center offers a hunting tent accessible to wheelchairs users on a first-come, first-serve basis. Educational programs can also be set up to accommodate visitors with any type of disability. Accessible parking and restrooms are accessible in and near the visitor center.

Phone: 620-566-1456
Address: 592 NE K 156 Hwy | Great Bend, KS 67530
Website: Kansas Wetlands Education Center