We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

Features Animals
Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
Review Highlights
Great place to enjoy nature

Always a hit with the grandchildren. The trails are easy to walk on and we always see deer. There’s... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Menasha, Wisconsin
via mobile
Very Good Walking Trails

This place has several miles of nice walking trails, some wooded, some prairie, some wet land. You... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Tom S
Appleton, Wisconsin
Read all 35 reviews
All photos (3)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nature center”(9 reviews)
“great place”(6 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-2919
+1 920-720-9349
Improve This Listing
Reviews (35)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews nature center great place walking trails an hour eagles nest deer woods animals prairie season kids wildflowers distance hike playground information
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2019

This is a nice urban park . It's not the quietest park I've ever been to. There's a noisy factory located close by ,and you can clearly hear the nearby road. It's not a park that I would travel long distances too see. Still, it's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Always a hit with the grandchildren. The trails are easy to walk on and we always see deer. There’s an outside playground with a little obstacle course and an eagles nest for the kids to climb in. Also indoor area with aquatic creatures and place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theresa0303
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This place has several miles of nice walking trails, some wooded, some prairie, some wet land. You will have a different experience every season: including good wildflowers and wildlife. The trails are level and easy to walk. I have never walked this trail without seeing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tom S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We love to stop and walk along the various paths at Heckrodt as we see animals, reptiles and birds. There’s types of wild plants growing and information about the plants. One time we saw a full sized eagles nest that a local Boy Scout troop...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rox-Anne K
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The reserve is really well-kept, and you can tell the management takes a lot of pride in the place. There is a ton of wildlife! I saw plenty of deer and a lot of different types of birds. It's a great place if you want...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 787lynnef
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice sanctuary hidden within the city. Close to home yet you feel secluded. Great place to hike, explore and relax. Wonderful play are for kids. Lots of wildlife to see. Love this place.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Lynnie M
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Took the grandkids for a morning visit. Boardwalk still under construction, shortening our planned walk. Loved the play areas along the way.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Roger H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love Heckrodt. It’s so fun to hike and enjoy nature - they’re always making improvements and adding new experiences. Awesome place!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sjb1229
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a great place to walk. Nice paths and trails. It's fun to see the deer, turtles and other animals while walking. The kids like to walk around inside and see the fish and frogs.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank riverzedge
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I visited Heckrodt with my two grandchildren, ages 7 & 8. They had both been here before on school field trips, but it was my first time. The Nature Center is filled with taxidermy of animals native to the region. There are lots of small...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Linda_R1801
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
DoubleTree by Hilton Neenah
72 reviews
2.69 miles away
Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley
1,149 reviews
3.53 miles away
CopperLeaf Hotel
443 reviews
3.58 miles away
Budget Inn of Appleton
10 reviews
3.67 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 53 nearby restaurants
Manderfield's Home Bakery
80 reviews
.91 miles away
Solea Mexican Grill
78 reviews
.88 miles away
Waverly Beach
76 reviews
.83 miles away
Michiels of Menasha
47 reviews
.81 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 11 nearby attractions
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
84 reviews
2.38 miles away
Mulberry Lane Farm
30 reviews
2.49 miles away
Barlow Planetarium
24 reviews
1.33 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Heckrodt Wetland Reserve staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines