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Horicon Marsh

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Bird watcher's paradise!

If the weather had been more cooperative, we'd have stayed all day. There is canoeing, kayaking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Homewood, Illinois
Beautiful...On Every Visit

We've been visiting Horicon Marsh for years, and each time we're excited for the visit and what we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richfield, Wisconsin
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W4279 Headquarters Rd, Mayville, WI 53050-1931
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If the weather had been more cooperative, we'd have stayed all day. There is canoeing, kayaking and hiking on the marsh, the bird watching is spectacular!

Thank cmooneychi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been visiting Horicon Marsh for years, and each time we're excited for the visit and what we might see and learn. We've taken our grandkids there, and even when they were quite young, they enjoyed the visit. The visitor's center is a good place...More

Thank divaw0rld
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Spent a staycation day hiking through various spots and had a wonderful time. Gorgeous setting, great wildlife viewing, peaceful getaway. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy.

Thank Danelle O
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We enjoyed the visitor centers at the marsh - we used the "state" one the most. Great hiking, wildlife viewing and classes ( we went to one on monarch butterflies). The whole area is abloom with summer wildflowers right now - just gorgeous.

Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

My mom and I took the sunset marsh tour. It was beautiful! Also, it’s obvious our guide has a respect and abundant knowledge of the area. We saw a lot and learned interesting information regarding the area. It was a great stop overnight going to...More

Thank Shaneyboy73
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Enjoyed strolling down the floating boardwalk with our dog through the Horicon Marsh at the Wildlife Refuge and observing the wildlife from the floating lookout pavilion. We drove the 3 mile auto tour which is a loop where you can view various species of birds,...More

Thank sassynesswithasmile
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I never even heard of Horicon Marsh until I was planning a trip to Madison WI. I'm a birder so I made a sidetrip to this National Wildlife Preserve and was well rewarded with great birding even though the migration season was mostly over. The...More

Thank whatnocoffee
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I enjoyed visiting the marsh. Very pretty. Many birds and waterfowl. Saw a muskrat. Loved the boardwalk. No flying insects.

1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We went and visited the marsh the day after it had just snowed. It was warmer when we went, so with the snow melting the walkways were slushy and muddy, and our feet were completely soaked by the time we had walked the trail around...More

Thank MattF1343
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I love to come out here and walk. It is so beautiful and quiet. I really love the summertime when the wildflowers are out. The mammoth and cave man are really cool as well.

Thank Heather M
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