Great Plains Nature Center

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  • Address: 6232 East 29th Street North, Wichita, Kansas 67220, USA, 67220, United States
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3166835499
  • Fax: +1-3166889555
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

Covering a massive area of 240 acres with walking trails that take you to prairies, wetlands, lakes and the wild country side, Great Plains Nature Centre is the perfect addition to your itinerary if you would love to see the untamed side of Wichita. The centre offers an indoor wildlife observatory that explains the wildlife of Kansas and is home to beavers, muskrats, egrets and ducks that have made the wetlands their home.  The hiking trails are perfect for nature lovers who want to explore the understated side of Kansas while the trending exhibits and educational programs are designed to make people aware about the relationship and inter-dependence of the environment, the people, the flora and the wildlife.

The Koch Habitat Hall is the highlight of the place and is a 3,500 square feet facility where you can see exhibits about the climate, the prairie, the woodlands, lakes, rivers and the riparian habitat. The aquarium at the centre is a wonderful addition and has almost all the native species of fishes found in Kansas while the Chisholm Creek Park nature trail itself, is loved for its scenic views.

The centre is supported by the United States Department of the Interior Fish & Wildlife Service, the City of Wichita Department of Parks & Recreation and the State of Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks to offer a more wholesome understanding of the world we live in and the need to preserve and protect it.

Great Plains Nature Center Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water and wear sturdy shoes.

Entrance Ticket Details For Great Plains Nature Center

  • Admission to the place is free of cost. 
  • For prices of tours, visit official website.

Great Plains Nature Center Hours

  • Chisholm Creek Park is open dawn to dusk.

How to Reach Great Plains Nature Center

  • By Bus: 21st St And Woodlawn Ib (1.77 kilometers away)
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a car
  • You can rent a bike from Bike share ICT

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  • Great Plains Nature Center Address: 6232 East 29th Street North, Wichita, Kansas 67220, USA, 67220, United States
  • Great Plains Nature Center Contact Number: +1-3166835499
  • Great Plains Nature Center Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Great Plains Nature Center(preferred time): 09:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Great Plains Nature Center: 03:00 Hrs
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  • What is the ticket price for Great Plains Nature Center?

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    • There is no entrance charge for the museum or the nature trail. School groups and field trips are welcome; contact them on Phone: 1 316-683-5499 to schedule your visit.

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