Significant indoor work continued this winter at the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center in anticipation of a summer grand opening.  As of mid-March, more than one-third of interior work has been completed.

A recent walk-through by Conservancy staff revealed that the abundant rock formations located throughout the building are now complete and a realistic waterfall and Michigan forest are in place.  Taxidermy examples of the state’s diverse wildlife—including a deer, black bear, coyote, birds of prey and assorted waterfowl are positioned throughout the facility. 

Other highlights will include a real forest fire spotter plane, an underground Michigan mine, children’s camping area, northern Michigan pond and an interactive beaver dam.

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