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MacKenzie Center

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The grounds and trails are open dawn to dusk year-round.


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A vehicle admission sticker is not required at the MacKenzie Center.


See volunteering opportunities at the property.

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. Located on a 285-acre property near Poynette in Columbia County, the MacKenzie Center has interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups. The MacKenzie Center is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world.