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Hausmann Nature Center

Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit



W328 W846 County Road C
Delafield, WI 53018

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The Hausmann Nature Center, an architectural masterpiece, was the original 8700-square-foot home of Bernice and Dr. Paul Hausmann. The Hausmanns donated their home to the state of Wisconsin, as it was their wish to convert it into a nature center that would promote environmental education.  

With its location near the top of Lapham Peak and abundant windows, people can take in spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area. Check out the displays that illustrate native plants and animals, the geologic history of Lapham Peak and several Native American artifacts found on the property.

The center also has rentable space for events and meetings upon request.

The Friends of Lapham Peak are looking for friendly volunteers to help staff the Nature Center. If interested, please call the forest office at 262-646-3025.

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