Large dioramas that depict Kansas wildlife are only a small part of the environmental education available inside the attractive and inviting Great Plains Nature Center. While here visitors can learn about prairie dogs and buffalo and they also can compare their hand size to that of various animal tracks. Additional exhibits provide information about Kansas wetlands and woodlands and much more. During the peak growing season, hike along 2.5 miles of paved trails where you can view more than 100 native wildflowers, plus dozens of shrubs and trees that are indigenous to this area. Birds representing 160 species soar through the trees, while Kansas reptiles and amphibians, and 13 varieties of fish fill the water – where licensed fishing enthusiasts are welcome. The Center is open from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Saturday.