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Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
An canoe/kayak access to the Winnebago River was recently added along the east edge of the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve.   
Education Education at Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
The Fossil & Prairie Center contains exhibits that explain and connect the vairous components of the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve.  Exhibits include: Rockford Brick & Tile Co. Winnebago River, Devonian Fossils, Iowa's Prairies, and local wildlife.
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
The Rockford Brick & Tile Company is responsible for unearthing the world renowned fossils at the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve. Producing drainage tile and building bricks they assisted in changing Iowa's landscape.  Hike down to view the remaining bee hive kilns, envisioning the currently wooded area as a bustling manufacturing site. 
Other Activities Other Activities at Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
The Fossil & Prairie Center contains exhibits that explain and connect the vairous components of the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve. Exhibits include: Rockford Brick & Tile Co. Winnebago River, Devonian Fossils, Iowa's Prairies, and local wildlife.
Picnicking Picnicking at Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
A semi-enclosed picnic shelter is available at the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve.  This shelter is a great place for birthday parties or just to take a break from fossil hunting.  Restrooms and drinking fountain are nearby.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
The Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve contains mowed trails through the native prairie and wetland/pond areas.  Trails also run through the quarry and past the plant site of the Rockford Brick & Tile Company.
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