Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

The Education & Visitor Center brings a new modern design and provides for enhanced visitor services. This building features a spectacular Marsh Viewing Area with its three-sided glass walls focusing out onto the marsh. Activities at the center include bicycling, fishing, photography, geocaching, paddling, snowshoeing, viewing movies, wildlife observation, cross-country skiing and educational programs. Check out the new interactive exhibits and Children’s Discovery Area. If you're looking for memorabilia from your trip to Horicon Marsh make sure to stop in The Flyway Gift Shop.

Located in the lower level of the Center is the Explorium where you will get a glimpse of life at the Marsh thousands of years before it came to be what we know it as today. The experience is narrated by a Clovis point arrowhead, that keeps visitors company throughout the journey as they view, listen to, touch, and even smell exhibits that document the changes to the marsh over time. Videos and interactive displays greet guests at every turn, encouraging audiences of any age to learn more about the history and ecology of Horicon Marsh.

A world of fun awaits!


N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI


  • Family-Friendly
  • On-Site Parking


Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike

Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hiking by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, roasted marshmallows and warm refreshments await everyone at the 9th annual Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and Wisconsin DNR. The Northern Cross Science Foundation astronomers will be on site to help you view the night sky through telescopes or to talk about the stars if it is cloudy. Members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will be on the trail conducting short owl talks and calling for owls. You can also learn about Wisconsin's mammals on the short "Family Loop" trail! Warm beverages and light snacks will be available inside the center as well as a bake sale. Roast your own marshmallows or grab a hot chocolate outside in the picnic shelter. Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will line the trails with candle-powered luminaries to welcome and guide hikers. Volunteers will be on hand for assistance and information. There are two trails available. One trail is 1.5 miles and another "Family Loop" is only .36 miles. For more information visit: www.horiconmarsh.org.

Horicon Marsh Eagle Adventure

Horicon Marsh Eagle Adventure

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Meet at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Carpool to some areas that have held Bald Eagles in the past. Bring warm clothes and binoculars. Spotting scopes for all will be available. Eagle be a good time! The center is located at N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI.


Check out this gorgeous sunset caught by our trail camera on August 4, 2012!

Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center
8/6/2012 06:09:39 PM via Facebook

Check out the new native prairie garden that was planted outside the Education Center!

Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center
8/1/2012 03:23:21 PM via Facebook