Sibley State Park
Interpretive Center open during the week; call 320-354-2002 for hours.
Sibley State park programs are on the weekends at the Interpretive Center and are led by the park naturalist or visiting expert. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 320-354-2002.
Songs of the Forest: 9 a.m. Saturday; a naturalist-led walk to various habitats to identify different bird songs and discuss the reasons for singing.
Fish features and facts: 10:30 a.m. Saturday; examine fish parts, fish life and Minnesota fish facts along with playing the Fish Facts Quiz; a kids'/parents' program.
Remarkable Reptiles: 2 p.m. Saturday; Sibley is home for 11 of the 29 species of reptiles found in Minnesota; learn about snakes, turtles and lizards.
Bluebird conservation story: 11 a.m. Sunday; a presentation about the bluebird and what you can do to help it survive and thrive.
Woodland Wildflowers: 2 p.m. Sunday; following a presentation, participants will take a short walk to view Sibley's wildflowers.
Prairie Woods ELC
At Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, hikers are welcome on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets must be on a leash. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information check the Web site at www.prairiewoodselc.org or call.
Lower Sioux Agency
The Lower Sioux Agency Historic Site is nine miles east of Redwood Falls on Redwood County 2. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and holidays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $4 for ages 6-12. For more information call 507-697-6321 or check the Minnesota Historical Society Web site at www.mnhs.org.
Footprints of History: Join a guided tour which will offer insights into traditional Dakota culture; how the lives of the Dakota changed because of government policies and treaties; the role and purpose of the Lower Sioux Agency; how the Agency would have looked 150 years ago; and the events that led up to the U.S.-Dakota War. Tours begin at 11 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday.
Spring planting day: Learn about the planting techniques that were used by the Dakota Indians long ago and how gardening has changed over the years at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Join in the children's program on spring planting and help plant corn, beans and squash in the Dakota garden. Children can take home a plant.
Disc Golf course
Open during park hours, park in main lot, 9-hole starts where one-way road begins; Robbins Island, North Business Highway 71, Willmar.
Grind Central Skate Park
Open during daylight hours, Washington Learning Center; 325 Willmar Ave. S.W., Willmar
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