Plan a Visit

Points of Interest

Visitor Center
Visitor Center
De Witt Birds of Prey Center
Eldean Family Nature Play Park
Doug & Kori Rentz Art Trail
Replica cook house used for education programs.
Cultural History Center
Walking Trails
children fishing
Fishing Ponds


The Outdoor Discovery Center's nature preserve is a diverse property that is home to an abundance of native flora and fauna
Species of Mammals
Species of Birds
Species of Reptiles & Amphibians
Species of Fish

Visitor Guidelines

Nature Preserve hours: dawn to dusk

Visitor Center:
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday-Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Trails are open for walking, jogging, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Wheelchairs, strollers and wagons are permitted. The use of horses, bicycles, and motor vehicles is prohibited.

No parking overnight or after hours.

Pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash at all times. Please clean up after your pets and keep them away from wildlife enclosures.

Please do not harass captive or native wildlife even if it is for the sake of better viewing or photography. Do not collect animals, plants or other natural materials without specific consent.

Alcohol is prohibited. Smoking is permitted only in parking lots.

Do not hunt or trap wildlife without specific consent. Catch and Release fishing is permitted only at designated fishing ponds.


Need a new and unique space to hold your meeting or event? ODC has indoor and outdoor facilities available to rent.