The "Closer Look at Nature" gallery is filled with interactive exhibits about Kansas ecology that are educational and fun for the whole family. This building also offers a meeting room, natural science classroom, wildlife observation deck, natural library, and wonderful gift shop.
Guided tours are available to groups throughout the year.
6 Emerson Loop in Carey Park | 620-694-2693
May-September: 10 am to 4:45 pm, 7 days a week
October-April: Weekends Only - 10 am to 4:45 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day
Disabled Accessible | Free Admission
Take a walk on the wild side during a unique experience at Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm.
Whether it's petting a zebra, riding a camel or feeding a giraffe, this one-of-a-kind attraction offers the opportunity to come face-to-face with several unusual animals. It's an animal adventure not to be forgotten and one that is truly
unlike any other in the Midwest!
The farm also features a tamer side and bed and breakfast with all the creature comforts one could want.
Tours are available year-round by reservation only. For more information, call 888-489-8039 or check out their website at www.hedricks.com. Hedrick's is located 8 miles west of Hutchinson on Highway 96 at 7910 N. Roy L. Smith Rd.
SHARE THE PRAIRIE WITH BISON. This land along the Arkansas River, where Native Americans for centuries hunted the great herds of bison, is now Indian Creek Bison Ranch. Tours are available of this family farm operated by Jerry and Linda Schmidt. Tour groups are transported on trailers to the pastures for an up-close visit with these majestic creatures as they graze. Visitors hear the history of Native American bison, view a display of artifacts and bison products, and learn about the methods used to raise and care for bison.