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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.



Come visit us in Great Bend, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events


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

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

Crest Theatre

The Crest Theater, a former movie theater in downtown Great Bend, was renovated for use as a live performing arts facility. In addition to four community theater productions a year, the 618 seat theater'

Great Bend, KS Theatres

Kansas Oil & Gas Hall Of Fame And Museum

The Museum was founded in 1990 by a group interested in preserving the history of the oil and gas industry.

Great Bend, KS Museums

Things to do Arts near Great Bend, KS

Kansas Quilt Walk

The art of quilt making figures strongly in the history of our early pioneers. The "Kansas Quilt Walk" was developed to both ...