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Nature Centers

The natural world up close

Beaver Creek Reserve

Enjoy a multitude of flora and fauna on more than 400 acres of diverse habitat. Beaver Creek Reserve offers a butterfly house, citizen science center, obstacle course, field research station, and much more.

S1 County Highway K
Fall Creek
 (715) 877-2212

Chippewa Moraine Interpretive Center

Exhibits and videos explain the glacial history of the region. Live and stuffed native animals are also on display. Visitors can also hold a snake, pet a turtle, dig for fossils, or snowshoe. Part of the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age State…

13394 County Hwy M
New Auburn
 (715) 967-2800

Lake Wissota State Park

This 1,062 acre park combines pine and hardwood forests, lake, prairie, and marshland. Visitors to the park will enjoy the scenery, and if you're a bird watcher, you can find up to 200 different avian species throughout the year.

18127 Cty. Hwy. O
Chippewa Falls

 (715) 382-4574

Wise Nature Center

The Wise Nature Center is your starting point for exploring the reserve. Stop in, pay trail fees, rent equipment, grab a map, and check out the animal exhibits, observation deck, and nature store - Adults $3, children 15 and under $1, members…

S1 County Road K
Fall Creek