Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway
When you think of Kansas, what pops into your mind? Prairie? Wheat? Dorothy? The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway will forever reshape your image of this part of the "Sunflower State." This 77-mile Byway connects two of the world's most significant natural wetlands—Cheyenne Bottoms and the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. More than 60,000 acres of wetlands host millions of migrating birds each year, including waterfowl, shorebirds, even whooping cranes. No wonder this region has been named one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas.
But the Byway offers far more than beautiful wetlands and birds. Along your trek, you'll see native stone buildings, underground tunnels, metal street art, WPA art and bridges, an operating flour mill, a stretch of the Santa Fe Trail, a raptor center, and more. So grab a Byway map, slip in the audioguide, and discover our extraordinary corner of the planet.
Who We Are
The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway traverses Barton, Reno, and Stafford counties, connecting the communities of Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend, Hoisington, Hudson, St. John, and Stafford. Partners include
Motion and Change
Along the Byway, you'll encounter landscapes and communities filled with stories of motion and change. You're entering a region etched with the memory of vast bison herds, a land of stunning bird migrations, of wild winds and weather, and of richly layered human history. Welcome!
Erected by Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway, Kansas Dept of Transportation, and Federal Highway Administration.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 38° 31.354′ N, 98° 32.303′ W. Marker is in Claflin, Kansas, in Barton County. Marker is on Front Street (State Highway 4) west of 4th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: City Park, Claflin KS 67525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Settling the "Great American Desert" (here, next to this marker); Prey and Play (approx. 4.6 miles away); Wings Over the Water (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hotel Wolf
Also see . . .
1. Kansas Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway. (Submitted on July 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kansas Byways: Wetlands & Wildlife. (Submitted on July 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wetlands & Wildlife Scenic Byway. (Submitted on July 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.