Explore Kansas's Everglades At This Underrated Wildlife Refuge
By Lisa Sammons|Published July 05, 2022
Lisa loves animals and has dogs, rats, cats, guinea pigs, and snakes. She is passionate about animal rescue and live music - traveling across the country to see a favorite band is a pretty regular occurrence! Being out hiking in the woods enjoying the scenery with her beloved dogs is another favorite hobby, and also checking out the Pokemon Go scene in whatever city she happens to be in at any given time (coffee and dog leash in hand). You can reach Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
When it comes to Sunflower State landscapes, our plains are by far the most famous. Kansas is practically synonymous with “flat,” even though we have our beautiful Flint Hills. However, there’s one other major landscape in Kansas that often gets ignored: our wetlands. A good portion of the state is made up of marshy wetlands that bring to mind the famous Florida Everglades. One of the best places to see wetlands in Kansas is the stunning Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. This south-central Kansas park is an amazing spot that spans more than 22,000 acres and is considered one of the Eight Natural Wonders of Kansas, along with the nearby Cheyenne Bottoms wetlands.