The One Incredible Place In Iowa To See Wildlife Up Close
Spring is just around the corner, and after such a snowy and cold winter, Iowans are starting to think ahead! If you want to get out to a nature center this spring, check out the Calkins Nature Area in Iowa Falls! This is one spot where you can really get up close and personal with Iowa wildlife, both in the prairie and in their impressive, unique interpretive center.
Along with the nature center, there is a Native American and Natural History museum that is home to one of central Iowa’s largest collections of Native artifacts. In the spring and summer, outdoor programs, lectures, exhibits, festivals and summer camps take over the surrounding area and the outdoor amphitheater. Admission to the nature center is free, and the center is open open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk.