Trip Planner:   USA  /  Wisconsin  /  Franklin  /  Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center, Franklin

4.8
#23 of 30 in Wildlife in Wisconsin
Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park fosters an environmental awareness and conservation ethic in visitors of all ages through interactions with its restored habitats and education programming. The Center provides the public and Milwaukee County valuable information and resources on current local and global environmental issues and enables school groups to interact with and learn more about nature and conservation throughout the County Park System through its Nature in the Parks outreach programming.

While the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin – Extension, Milwaukee County Parks and Wehr Nature Center do not regularly review content posted to social media sites, the administration shall have the right to remove any content from any official site for any reason, including but not limited to content deemed threatening, obscene, a violation of intellectual property rights or privacy laws, or otherwise injurious or illegal. Public opinions/comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect those of UW-Extension/UW Colleges, Milwaukee County Parks or Wehr Nature Center.
Our Franklin planner makes visiting Wehr Nature Center and other Franklin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Source
Create an itinerary including Wehr Nature Center
map
Wehr Nature Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
34 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • I went to Wehr Nature Center for the first time in September 2017 and can't believe I haven't been here before. The walking paths are so beautiful with so many options. They added (and are still addin...  more »
  • I love going to the Wehr Nature Center. It's a little gem of nature within the hustle of suburban Milwaukee. There are many trails through diverse topography and micro climates ranging from wetland to...  more »
  • The beauty of the Whitnall Park setting is undeniable. The Sunday brunch is a real treat especially if seated at the window. Food is served buffet style and variety is good.  more »
Google
  • I love this place! They have awesome outings and activities year round for very reasonable prices. It's a beautiful park.
  • The Wehr Nature Center provides the best 'nature' experience in Milwaukee County. There are multiple trails that cover everything from grasslands to wetlands. Over the years the trails (especially the wetland trails) have been improved significantly. The center offers many programs and clubs such as the Wehr Astronomical Society. Some of the trails might be difficult for handicapped but much of the area is accessible. Parking is close and plentiful (unless it is a very popular event like Bug Day or the Cider Festival.) The center is surrounded by Whitnal Park and so there is seldom any road noise distraction.
  • Absolutely a jewel of south east Wisconsin. I can't say how much places like this need to be protected and cherished for future generations. Only bad thing I can say about this place is "little options" for bathrooms. Otherwise, highly recommended👍🏻
  • Fantastic trails, well kept, for all ages and lifestyles.
  • The building and bathrooms are open 8-4:30pm. There are refreshments available for purchase as well as a friendly staff!

Plan your trip to Franklin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Franklin

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Franklin by other users

47 days in United States & Karachi BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Franklin BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Memphis, Galveston & Franklin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Memphis, Galveston Island & Franklin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Franklin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans