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Ice Age Visitor Center

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Northern Unit Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center

Outside the Ice Age CenterMake the Ice Age Visitor Center your first stop when you arrive at the forest. The center is about 0.5 miles west of Dundee on State Highway 67.


The visitor center is open April through October, weekdays (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and weekends (9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Hours vary November through March.

Things to do

Throughout the year, the forest naturalists present a wide array of fun-filled educational programs. The programs are held at the Ice Age Visitor Center, Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, Long Lake Recreation Area or at other spots within the forest. There are programs for all interests and age levels. See the Get Outdoors! Events Calendar for a list of all nature programs and events at the Forest, or check out:

View exhibits to learn about the frozen history of Wisconsin and the gifts of the glacier. There is a great view of the landscape from the nature center and a naturalist is available to answer your questions.

Wisconsin Explorer patchesBecome a Wisconsin Explorer and discover the natural world. Pick up a booklet at the nature center. The booklets are full of hands-on, exciting and educational activities for days on the beach, rainy days at home or starry nights. Complete at least half of activities and return it to any state park, forest or recreation area. Receive a patch and certificate for completing the activities.

Other programs include:

Field trips

Gift shop

Visit the gift shop offering books, clothing and other souvenirs. The gift shop is operated by the Friends of Kettle Moraine—Northern Unit and all proceeds support the forest.

Last revised: Wednesday May 01 2019