Osborne Conservation and Welcome Center

29862 Osborne Rd.
Elkader, IA 52043- Map It
(563) 245-1516

AAA Editor Notes

Osborne Conservation and Welcome Center is 5 mi. s. on SR 13. The park contains an arboretum, a replica pioneer village, nature trails, picnic areas and a live exhibit of animals native to Iowa, including foxes, a wolf, a coyote, a bobcat, owls and a bear. The state visitor center features wildlife and conservation displays and travel information.
Free.
Hours: Visitor center open Mon.-Sat. 8-4, Sun. noon-4, Apr.-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 8-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Live animal exhibits open 10-dusk, Apr.-Oct.; 10-4, rest of year.