The City of Great Bend, KS
The city of Great Bend is located in the state of Kansas in Barton County and has a population of 15,652 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Great Bend is Larned, approximately 22 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Great Bend, including Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Store, Great Wall Super Buffet, Everything Under the Son, Playa AZUL Authentic Mexican Restaurant and Classic Inn Restaurant. For a larger selection of Great Bend restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Great Bend Golf Courses and/or Museums, including the Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned Country Club, Claflin Golf Club and Russell Memorial Park Golf Course. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Great Bend please click on the Attractions tab above. The following airport is located in or near Great Bend:
- Great Bend Municipal Airport (GBD)
Great Bend, Kansas Climate and WeatherIn the month of January, Great Bend experiences an average high temperature of 42 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 19 degrees with an average rainfall of 0.71 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Great Bend with daytime temperatures averaging 89 degrees in the summer, and 45 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Great Bend to receive an average of 0.81 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 2.9 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 111 degrees in the summer and as low as -21 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Great Bend should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 69 degrees, and nighttime lows of 44.
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Great Bend, Kansas Attractions
1Claflin Golf Club - Claflin,
The Claflin Golf Club is a 9 hole public golf course in Barton County Kansas. Built in 1970, this Claflin course is open mar 1 to oct 31. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 316-587-3460. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: Rural Route 1, Claflin, KS 67525
2Fort Larned National Historic Site - Larned,
Fort Larned National Historic Site, located six miles west of Larned, Kansas, preserves Fort Larned, which operated from 1859 to 1878. Fort Larned was established to protect traffic along the Santa Fe Trail from hostile American Indians, and as an agency for the administration of the Central Plains Indians by the Bureau of Indian Affairs under the terms of the Fort Wise Treaty of 1861. The fort's service ended as a combination of the tribes' relocation to reservations and the completion of railroads across Kansas that ended the need for the Santa Fe Trail.
3Larned Country Club - Larned,
The Larned Country Club is a 9 hole public golf course in Pawnee County Kansas. Built in 1956, this Larned course is open all year - closed on mondays. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 316-285-3935. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: E 14th St, Larned, KS 67550
4Russell Memorial Park Golf Course - Russell,
The Russell Memorial Park Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Russell County Kansas. Built in 1952, this Russell course is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 2 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 785-483-2852. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK.
Address: 1054 E 2nd St, Russell, KS 67665
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Great Bend, Kansas Restaurants
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