Kids day out in Hurstville Interpretive CenterTagged as indoor, outdoor, education
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
About Hurstville Interpretive Center
At the Hurstville Interpretive Center visitors can explore natural resources at their leisure, or enjoy a naturalist led hike. In the restored native prairie you can search out colorful wildflowers and butterflies. In the spring of 2005 a butterfly garden of native plants was added near the Center’s front entrance. There is also a fishing lake located across from the Hurstville Interpretive Center. During the fall of 2006 a picnic shelter was added for visitors to enjoy a picnic in the shade.
The 18-acre wetland provides wildlife viewing opportunities from the trails, bird blind and observation deck.
The Interpretive Center’s displays include a wetland diorama, prairie exhibit, waste reduction kiosk, historic photos, and an HO scale model of the Hurstville Lime Kilns. The displays help visitors understand the story behind these natural and historic resources found in Jackson County.