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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Nature Center
26313 Burlington Rd.
Kansasville, WI 53139

Richard Bong State Recreation Area Molinaro Visitor Center

Outside the Nature CenterMake the Molinaro Visitor Center your first stop when you arrive. The visitor center is near the main entrance to the recreation area.


The visitor center is open year-round, however days and hours vary by season and staff availability. During winter the visitor center is typically open weekends 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Monday.

Things to do

The center has displays, live animals and hands-on exhibits about the recreation area. The cheerful solarium showcases seasonal exhibits including butterfly rearing and nature free play. You can also enjoy a great view of the bird feeders.

Nature programs, covering a wide range of topics, are offered almost every weekend of the year.

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.

Field trips

Gift shop

The Friends group at Richard Bong sells useful and fun items to help you explore nature and remember your visit. Merchandise can be purchased at the entrance station or the visitor center when the buildings are open.

Last revised: Monday November 19 2018