Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Visitors' Center and Museum
The Charlie Elliott Visitors' Center is the information "hub," so if you are not sure how to begin your outdoor adventures at CEWC - start here! WRD staff will give you advice on hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching and other available fun activities. Perhaps you will want to take a stroll on one of the hiking trails, which start just outside the Visitors' Center or maybe you would like to take advantage of the multi-use trail off Marben Farm Road, which is available for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. Trail maps with regulations are available at the Visitors' Center or by clicking here.
If you prefer learning about nature while indoors, you will love the museum housed inside the Visitors' Center! Come experience Charlie Elliott's life through the collection of books, photographs and other hunting and fishing memorabilia that he donated. The museum also houses a replica of Charlie's actual den, interactive wildlife exhibits, a freshwater fish aquarium and a bird-viewing alcove (with supplied binoculars), which overlooks habitat ponds and a native plant garden. Children of all ages will enjoy playing detective with a CEWC Museum Scavenger Hunt worksheet while at the Visitor's Center.
Admission to the Visitors' Center and Museum is free, and self-guided groups are welcome (please give advance notice of large groups). Bring cash or your checkbook for our Gift Gallery though! You will love our reasonable prices on apparel, field guides, birdfeeders and other unique gift items!
Hours: Normal operating hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This building is closed on Sunday, Monday and State Holidays, but the CEWC property is always open.
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