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Great Bend Mural Project


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Great Bend Mural Project Great Bend is home to an expanding collection of outdoor murals created by local artists and groups. Several of the brightly colored murals are located in the Main Street business area. Following are murals visitors can enjoy now:

Migration is located at the corner of Main & 16th Streets. The mural was conceived and completed by local high school art students and depicts elements of Great Bend's culture along with a spectacular representation of water fowl in flight over a quilt pattern of farm land. Comet Hale-Bopp also makes cameo appearance in the mural since it was visible while the mural was being painted.

LASR - Kansas Stampede Picture - Great Bend, KansasKansas Stampede is located at the corner of Lakin & Kansas Avenues. The majestic American bison dominates this impressive mural.

Street Dance is located on Main Street at 11th. Diversity is the theme of this mural. The many cultures which enrich Great Bend are shown kicking up their heels in traditional style.

Nose Art is located on the north walls of the American Legion at 11th & Kansas. Nose art from B-29 bomber planes inspired this mural. Great Bend was the site of a B-29 Bomber Training Camp during World War II and parts of the massive runways and hangars still remain.

Santa Fe TrailSanta Fe Trail was conceived and painted by staff of the City's Recreation Department. This mural honors and depicts the area's close ties to the Santa Fe Trail (it ran right through the Courthouse Square!) and the rich frontier history of Great Bend.



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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Barton County Historical Museum & Village

The Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village lets you take a fascinating walk into the past. The Village is located on a five-acre tract of land that is south of Great Bend.

Nine buildings are part of the Village including an 1871 Pioneer Rock Home, an 1898 Church, a 1910 Depot, a 19

Great Bend, KS Museums

The Great Bend Expo Complex

The Expo Complex is the ideal location for a variety of events. The Expo complex consists of nearly 100,000 square feet of indoor space in three buildings and over 900,000 square feet of outside paved exhibit space. There are also electrical services available to all outside spaces.

Great Bend, KS Civic Centers

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge

There are 650 bird species in the United States, 417 in Kansas, and 320 in Cheyenne Bottoms! Besides birds, there are 23 species of mammals 19 species of reptiles and nine species of amphibians.

Great Bend, KS Wildlife Refuges

Holiday Trail of Lights

Every year visitors from all over the Midwest hit the trail to Great Bend. Our holiday light displays are among the best in the nation. In fact, the trail is a recipient of the American Bus Association's Top 100 Events in North America for the year 2000

Great Bend, KS Tours

Barton County Courthouse

Santa Fe Trail travelers and traders passed through, traded, camped and hunted where the Barton County Courthouse now stands in the center of town. Historically, Great Bend's downtown has served as a focus for the city's business, civic, and social activities.

Great Bend, KS Historic Courthouses

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National Society of Decorative Painters

National Headquarters houses the exclusive collection of decorative art of its membership....