The Refuge Visitor Center and Friend's Prairie Wind Nature Store are located off County Road Z on Brice Priarie in Onalaska, WI.

The Visitor Center has many interesting educational displays, walking trails and information about the Refuge. The Nature store has many books, puzzles, tee-shirts and stuffed animals. All proceeds help the Friends fulfill their mission of supporting the Refuge and bringing opportunities to people in the surrounding area.

 

N5727 County Road Z
Onalaska, WI 54650

HOURS:

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 3:30PM

Saturdays February - November: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturdays December - January: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Driving Directions:

 From La Crosse:

  • Head north out of La Crosse on Hwy 35.
  • After driving through Onalaska and two round-a-bouts, turn left onto County Road Z, in a few miles you will see the Refuge Visitor Center to your left at N5727 County Road Z.

Or

  • Head north out of La Crosse on Hwy 16.
  • Take a left onto Hwy 157, which turns into Hwy 53.
  • Exit at OT and take a left.
  • Stay on OT until the stop sign in Midway.
  • Turn left onto ZN at the stop sign in Midway.
  • Turn right onto County Z at stop sign.
  • Take first left into the Refuge Visitor Center.

From Holmen:

  • Head South on Hwy 53.
  • Exit at OT.
  • Turn right onto OT, take OT into Midway.
  • Turn left onto ZN at the stop sign in Midway.
  • Turn right onto Z at stop sign.
  • Take first left into the Refuge Visitor Center.

From Minnesota:

  • Head east on I-90.
  • Exit I-90 at Exit 4, US-53, take a LEFT at the stoplight onto US-53.
  • Exit US-53 at OT and take a LEFT onto County Road OT.
  • In Midway, take a LEFT at the stop sign onto County Road ZN.
  • Take a RIGHT at the stop sign onto County Road Z.
  • Immediately take the first LEFT through the gates of the UMRNFW Refuge Visitor Center.

From Madison, Wisconsin: 

  • Head west on I-90.
  • Exit I-90 at Exit 4, US-53, take a RIGHT at the stoplight onto US-53.
  • Exit US-53 at OT and take a LEFT onto County Road OT.
  • In Midway, take a LEFT at the stop sign onto County Road ZN.
  • Take a RIGHT at the stop sign onto County Road Z.
  • Immediately take the first LEFT through the gates of the UMRNFW Refuge Visitor Center.