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Horicon Marsh

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Address: W4279 Headquarters Rd, Mayville, WI 53050-1931
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Such a diversity of so many birds!

I've been bird watching seriously for 22 years, and this place is absolutely amazing! I added a good number of new Birds to my life list! There are so many places to birdwatch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are both long and short hiking trails within the 32,000 acres of this national and state wildlife refuge and largest freshwater cattail marsh in the US. Wear good walking shoes because the paths are not paved but the natural, grass paths that cut through the marsh will enable you to be immersed in nature. Bring binoculars because the diversity... More 

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Thank khsampon
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85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been bird watching seriously for 22 years, and this place is absolutely amazing! I added a good number of new Birds to my life list! There are so many places to birdwatch. You need to stop in one of the visitor's centers to get a map of the whole area, because it is so vast. My greatest find were... More 

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1 Thank KimSpringer
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful, well maintained wilderness area with great trails to explore. April was a cold, windy time to visit, but I would highly recommend visiting when you're in the area.

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Thank snowgo54
Mayville, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited in February and did hiking in the marsh. Very peaceful and scenic. We biked in the area in the fall and enjoyed both fall and winter seasons. The bird watching is excellent.

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1 Thank kdav123452017
Wisconsin
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Amazing quantities of birds, especially waterfowl, but others as well. Lots of hiking trails, and a nice visitor center. This review is of the south side of the Marsh, which is state-owned. The north side is federal and also great to visit, although the south visitor center and area is one of the nicest parts to hike in. The north... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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238 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Boating, hiking and commercial tours. Canoe and kayak rentals for the adventuresome. 200 species of birds pass through or live in the marsh's 32,000 acres. If you're interested in the history of the area make sure you visit the Explorium ($6) and the Education Center for wildlife information. Last time I was... More 

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2 Thank Calicoboy
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Love the visit. Only managed to the auto tour. Will be back to see more of its next year. Nice facilities and friendly staffs at the educational center. Must see if you are around!

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Thank Nonnie Y
Lomira, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We live very near the Horicon Marsh and never get tired of using the hiking trails, the auto route, etc. It is such a treasure to have nearby - and for anyone who is visiting the area, definitely take the time to visit this beautiful site and take a walk along one of the many trails or just use the... More 

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Thank Debbie K
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent federal and separate state-run Visitors Center. Good viewing sites by cat or hikes. Significant national resource for study of wetland habitats and bird migration.

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Mason
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The area has multiple stops. There is a state of WI side to the south with an entrance area and walking in the southwest area accessible from town. There is another area to east that has a museum and trails around the actual marsh (the trails from city are more of a fringe area on hikes). There is another museum... More 

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