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MacKenzie Center

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W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, WI 53955
+1 608-635-8105
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Outdoor lovers

Wonderful place! Beautiful hiking trails, picnic areas, native Wisconsin wildlife exhibit... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2017
soupy1ster
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Poynette, Wisconsin
Great Visit

MacKenzie Center is a great day trip from Madison. Learn about some environmental conservation and... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
ThaiDean
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Udon Thani, Thailand
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“maple syrup” (2 reviews)
“fire tower” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, WI 53955
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+1 608-635-8105
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Wonderful place! Beautiful hiking trails, picnic areas, native Wisconsin wildlife exhibit, logging museum, camping and more available to visitors. Many outdoor classes are held there each year including compass reading, fire building, fishing, hunting, archery, In spring there is maple sap collecting and learning how...More

2  Thank soupy1ster
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

MacKenzie Center is a great day trip from Madison. Learn about some environmental conservation and see some preserved animals from around the country. Great place for a hike or picnic with family.

1  Thank ThaiDean
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

A nice way to spend a couple of hours. Some animals. Some history. Nice surroundings. Fall is pretty and in the spring have a maple syrup festival.

Thank beach4it
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Area of variety. We climbed the fire tower. Walked around the animal enclosures. There are bison, which we did not see. Red wolves, badger, barred owl, great horned owl, red tailed hawk, bald eagle, linx, red fox, river otter and deer. All the animals cannot...More

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Always a place on our list to try and visit once a year. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, it doesn't matter it is beautiful!

Thank K G
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a great park setting for the whole family. Great sites for family cook-outs too. The animals on display are Wisconsin native & you see them up close. Nice museum too. Take a book along and hike on the wooded trails, stop at a...More

Thank dmmurray54
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this place for 40 years. It's been me, my kids and now my grandkids. We always called it the "game farm". It's a great place for the kids to view and understand the animals of Wisconsin. All animals are in...More

Thank Darlene H
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We recently attended the Maple Sugar Festival at the MacKenzie Center. It was very crowded, but the staff and the Friends of the Mackenzie Center were there to make it as easy to navigate as possible. There were lots of signs letting you know where...More

Thank Karen N
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful exhibits, beautiful animals, and a great place to get children intrested in wildlife and the outdoors.

Thank Jeff T
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This has been a favorite spot for generations. Just seeing the wild native animals and walking the trails or a family picnic. But there is so much more with the educational programs available. A must if you are in the area.

Thank Joanne J
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Response from Darlene H | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free. It's a wonderful place. I've been going here for fourty years. There is a wooden carving of a spread wing eagle. All my grandkids get their picture taken with their arms wide open every year to see how... More
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