Quivira can be explored in a variety of ways. The Refuge is open daily from 1 1/5 hours before sunrise to 1 1/5 hours after sunset. Drive the roads, hike the landscape, or just watch nature. If possible, start your visit at the Visitor Center, located in the south end of the Refuge. To guide you, click on the Maps link on the right side of this page.
Quivira's Visitor Center is located at the south end of the Refuge, overlooking Little Salt Marsh. Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, but it is sometimes open on weekends during spring and fall. Call the Refuge during weekly business hours (same as above) to get any updates on operational hours.
Telescope for visitors along the Wildlife Drive
Several miles of maintained hiking trails are available at Quivira.
1. Wayside Interpretive Signs describing Quivira features and management.
2. An Observation Tower at Little Salt Marsh.
3. Two photo blinds.
4. Over 30 marked parking areas.
5. An observation platform, equipped with a spotting scope, along the Wildlife Drive.
6. Restrooms at two locations.
7. Environmental Education Center.
8. Over 40 miles of roads within, or alongside, Refuge boundaries.
Migrants Mile Trail
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The tallest North American bird, and one of the rarest: now numbering about 600 in the world, there were once as few as 16.