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Visitor Center on Brice Prairie, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge


 The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center on Brice Prairie will begin winter operating hours on Friday, November 23, 2012; the Visitor Center will be open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and one Saturday each month for special family programs. The topics and dates for these programs have yet to be determined. These hours will remain in effect until mid-April. The Visitor Center will be closed in observance of all Federal holidays.
The Visitor Center features interactive exhibits, theater, and gift shop. There is also a ¾ mile paved trail that is open to walkers, bicyclists, joggers, and pets on leash.

For more information, contact the La Crosse District Office at (608) 779-2399 or visit the new visitor center, located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI. The Refuge’s new webpage can be found at: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/upper_mississippi_river/
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The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is the most visited refuge in the United States. The refuge extends 261 miles along the Upper Mississippi River from Wabasha, Minn. to Rock Island, Ill., protecting and preserving habitat for migratory birds, fish, and a variety of other wildlife.
In addition to being the most visited refuge in the country, the “Upper Miss” Refuge has the added complexity of a major navigation system, including 11 locks and dams, within its boundary.
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2012
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