Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway
Length: 76.7 mi / 123.4 km
Time to Allow: 90 minutes to drive or five hours to enjoy the byway
Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway moves through radiant wetlands full of wildlife, prairie vistas with immense skies, and rural communities shaped by nature and the entrepreneurial spirit. Clouds of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes descend; and pelicans, Bald and Golden Eagles, shorebirds, ducks, and geese gracefully rest here, capturing the spirit of this byway.
Drive the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway through central Kansas for a birding experience that will please both novice and expert birders. Cover exciting ground at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, two of the world's most important birding areas.
Spend an afternoon visiting local museums and touring quiet country cemeteries along the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway as you learn about "Exodusters," emancipated slaves who came to call Kansas home.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Exoduster History along the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway
_"Kansas with her freedom and broad prairies, with the memories of John Brown and his heroic struggle, seems naturally the State to seek.” --...
2-Day Trip: Winging Through The Wetlands
Start your first day early with a great breakfast in a local café and a delightful hour of bird watching at Cheyenne Bottoms. Then the rural...