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Hospitals Population: 15,652 • Central Kansas Medical Center (CKMC) If your inspiration comes from paddling, 3515 BroadwayLodging - (620) 792-2511 hiking, biking, outdoor photography, or • America’s Best Value Inn • Great Bend Regional Hospital 3500 10th Street - (620) 793-8486 514 Cleveland Street (620) 792-8833 birding. . .then Great Bend, KS is your • Baltzell Motel natural wonderland. 705 10th Street - (620) 792-4395 Sheriff’s Department • Best Western Inn 1416 Kansas Avenue - (620) Angus 793-1876 2920 10th Street (620) 792-3541 Fashioned from whole Kansas cloth • Comfort Inn Lodging and deeply held-Midwestern values and 911 Grant Street - (620) 793-9000 • America’s Best Value Inn • Days Inn motivated by perseverance and resolve, 3500 10th Street - (620) 793-8486 Great Bend is a blend of 19th century• Baltzell Motel 4701 10th Street - (620) 792-8235 • Highland Hotel and Convention Center (620)10th 792-4395 pioneer spirit and 21st century vision. It705 10th Street -3017 Street - (620) 792-2431 • Best Western Angus Inn • Travelers Budget Inn is a city that has made peace with, and 2920 10th Street4200 - (620) 10th792-3541 Street - (620) 793-5448 thrives by the environment in which they • Comfort Inn • Travelodge live, while embracing their role as the 911 Grant Street 3200 10th Street - (620) 792-7219 - (620) 793-9000 guardian of one of nature’s most inspiring • Days Inn Wireless Internet Access 4701 10th Street - (620) 792-8235 habitats. • Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau office • Highland Hotel and Convention Center • Great Bend Raptor Center at the Brit Spaugh Zoo 3017 10th Street - (620) 792-2431 Library You will find rural charm, amazing • Travelers Budget InnBend Public Library Great natural resources, and true Midwestern4200 10th Street 793-5448 1409(620) Williams Street - (620) 792-2409 • Travelodge hospitality combined with all the - (620) 792-7219 Emergency Road Conditions amenities travelers need and expect for3200 10th Street 911 511 Bike Shop an “inspiring” visitor experience. Golden Belt Bicycle Shop Hospitals 1111 Main Street •- St. (620) 793-7060 Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center 3515 Broadway - (620) 792-2511 • Great Bend Regional Hospital Library Cleveland Street - (620) 792-8833 Great Bend Public 514 Library 1409 Williams Street - (620) 792-2409

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River mile 873 GPS: N38.3522 W-98.7679 Directions: From Railroad Avenue and Washington Street, drive south to the parking lot north of the dike. Follow the trail to the Hike/Bike Path over the dike and down to the river. River mile 866 GPS: N38.3553 W-98.6641 Directions: From US Hwy 56 and 60th Avenue (the

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