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Warner Nature CenterThe hours for the Trailside Museum are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Warner's trails are not open to the public for general use as we are a private educational institution. The public is welcome in the trailside museum to experience our exhibits and find out more about our public programs. Please see our calendar of events for public program days.

Warner Nature Center is located at 15375 Norell Avenue North in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota 55047.

FROM MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL & EASTERN SUBURBS
OPTION #1

  • Take Hwy 35E north to Exit #123–Hugo /Centerville.
  • Go right (east) 1-2 miles on Co. Rd. 14 to the town of Hugo & Hwy. 61.
  • Go left (north) on Hwy. 61 about 2 miles to Co. Rd. 4 (170th St.).
  • Go right (east) on Co. Rd. 4 (crossing over Manning or Co. Rd. 15) about 7 1/2 miles to Co. Rd. 55 (Norell Ave.).
  • Go right (south) on Norell about 1 1/2 miles to WNC. Watch for large Owl Feather sign and entrance on left.

OPTION #2

  • Go east on Hwy 36 toward Stillwater
  • From Hwy 36 go north on Co. Rd. 15 (Manning) 7 miles to Co. Rd. 7 (Square Lake Trail).
  • Go right (east) 2.4 miles on Co. Rd. 7 and turn left on Norell Ave (Co. Rd. 55) Do not turn right on Norell. You must continue 3/4 miles further to where Norell continues to the North to make the left hand turn.
  • Go left (north) 2.1 miles on Co. Rd. 55 (Norell Ave.) Large WNC Owl Feather sign and driveway will be on the right.

FROM HUDSON, WI

  • Cross over the Hudson Bridge and immediately exit (north) on Hwy 95.
  • Go north on Hwy 95 through downtown Stillwater to Hwy 96 (turn lane to the left).
  • Go left (west) on Hwy 96 to 4-way stop.
  • Turn right (north) onto Co. Rd. 55 (Norell Avenue) to Co. Rd. 7.
  • Go right (east) on Co. Rd. 7 approximately 3/4 mile to Co. Rd. 55 (where it continues north).
  • Turn left (north) onto Co. Rd. 55 (Norell Ave.) 1 1/2 mi. to large WNC Owl Feather sign and driveway will be on the right.

FROM FOREST LAKE & NORTH

  • Exit onto Hwy 97. Go left (east) to Hwy 61.
  • Go right (south) on Hwy 61 to 170th St. (Co. Rd. 4).
  • Go left (east) on Co. Rd. 4 (crossing over Manning or Co. Rd. 15) about 7 1/2 miles to Co. Rd. 55
  • Go right (south) on Norell about 1 1/2 miles to WNC. Watch for large WNC Owl Feather sign and entrance on left.

FROM NORTH EAST

  • Go south on Hwy 95 to Co. Rd. 4 in Marine (across from bandstand)
  • Go right (west) on Co. Rd. 4 to Co. Rd. 55 (Norell Ave.)
  • Turn left (south) on 55 approximately 1 1/2 mi. to large WNC Owl Feather sign and driveway on the left.

FROM SCANDIA

  • From Hwy 97, go south on Co. Rd. 3 (Olinda Tr.) to Co. Rd. 4.
  • Turn right (west) onto Co. Rd. 4 to Hwy 55 (Norell Ave.)
  • Turn left (south) onto Hwy 55 and 1 1/2 mi. to WNC to large WNC Owl Feather sign and driveway on the left.

Please Note: As you come down our long driveway, please be prepared to meet on-coming traffic at all times. After a distance, you will see stairs and a sidewalk leading to the WNC Trailside Museum on the right.

Buses may unload and park at the stairs and sidewalk.

Location of Warner nature Center