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Exploring remarkable sites in three Kansas counties

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To experience the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway to its fullest, we encourage you to download a copy of our 36-page detailed guide or pick up our informative audio tour CD. We hope you enjoy our magnificent Byway.

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American Rubyspot/Ted Lee Eubanks

The endangered Whooping Crane is just one of the more than 330 bird species that visit Byway wetlands.

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge/Ted Lee Eubanks

More than half of all shorebirds that migrate east of the Rockies pass through Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge marshes annually.

Whooping Crane/Ryan Hagerty

American White Pelicans/Ted Lee Eubanks

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Now a world-class birding destination, Cheyenne Bottoms hosted the first regulated greyhound coursing match in the United States in 1886. Cheyenne Bottoms/Ted Lee Eubanks

racing the mile lines of the Great Plains, the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway connects two of the world’s most ecologically important wetlands—Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. More than 60,000 acres of natural wetlands host hundreds of thousands of migrating ducks, geese, gulls, cranes, and shorebirds annually. No wonder this wetland region has been named one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas!

museums. You can savor local artwork, follow in the footsteps of early settlers along the Santa Fe Trail, and meet birds of prey at a raptor rehabilitation center.

But the Byway offers far more than dazzling wetlands. Along the 77-mile route, you can visit hand-crafted native stone bridges, walk historic underground tunnels, and explore local

Discover the landscape and meet the people who call the Byway lands home. Pick up a Byway map, slip in the audio tour CD, and come explore our extraordinary corner of the planet.

Linger over the restored grasslands that flourish under the Kansas sky. Taste bread baked with flour from wheat grown in our backyards. Watch for deer, coyotes, and turkeys in rolling croplands along your route.

Wilson’s Phalarope/Ted Lee Eubanks

Motion and Change Along the Byway, you’ll encounter the motion and change that is our history… and our future. You’re entering a land of stunning bird migrations, of wild winds and weather, and of dancing prairie grasses—a land richly layered with human history. Welcome!

Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway  

77 miles, 7 charming communities, and 3 wetlands of international importance.

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