Wickiup Hill Learning Center

Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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Wickiup Hill Learning Center Virtual Tour

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*Wickiup Hill Learning Center is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click on NEWS at LinnCountyparks.com for more Linn County Conservation information.

We encourage you to learn more at the county's website at LinnCounty.org regarding awareness and recommendations as it pertains to COVID-19 cases.






Interested in Bringing A Group to Wickiup Hill Learning Center?


We love kids (of all ages) to experience nature! However, Wickiup Hill Learning Center is a busy place, especially in the summer, with scheduled field trips and summer camps happening almost every day.


Self-Guided Field Trips:

If you plan to bring a group of people (10 or more) call ahead to make a reservation and discuss payment options. Cost is $2/guest. Self-Guided Field Trips last 2 hours. Reservation requests are processed in the order they are received and the best dates and times are booked early. Chaperones are required and must stay with the children in your group at all times. Suggested one adult for every five children. Chaperones must be at least 16 years of age. Teachers and chaperones do not pay. See Self-Guided Field Group Policy.


Naturalist-Guided Field Trips:

There is no better classroom than the outdoors. Wickiup Hill offers a wide variety of programs, many that complement local curricula as well as state and national science standards. A fee is charged for each student. See Educator Program Guide for details. 


When you schedule a program, a time slot will be reserved for you, this includes your arrival, selected education programs, and optional “free time” to explore. Time slots can be scheduled between the hours of 9:30 am–1:30 pm, Monday - Friday, depending upon our educator availability. If you are more than 30 minutes late and depending on programs selected, you will be given an orientation and a self-guided field trip in lieu of your focused experience.

If you are interested in scheduling a Naturalist-Guided or Self-Guided field trip, please contact the Wickiup Education Team or call 319-892-6485.


Take a VIRTUAL TOUR of the Wickiup Hill Learning Center

Other Trip Tips:

·         Wickiup Hill is a ‘carry-in-carry-out’ facility. Please bring a trash bag with you to bring your garbage back with you.

·         All wildlife are protected by law. No animal should be moved, harassed or removed from the property. Please observe at an appropriate distance.

·         Trails are marked and many have educational signage along the way. Trail maps are located inside the center. 



10260 Morris Hills Rd, is just NW of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area near Toddville.

Take I-380 north to Blairs Ferry Road NE; west on Blairs Ferry to Feather Ridge Road; right (north) on Feather Ridge to Morris Hills Road; left (west) on Morris Hills Road - follow to the end of the road, the Learning Center will be on your right (north). 

There are plenty of signs along the route! 


Educational nature center, with hallway of habitats and exhibits

Variety of programs and classes for all ages

Bird viewing area

Wildlife viewing area

Wickiup Wandering Wood's nature playscape

Interpretive trails

Observation deck

Wetland boardwalk

Prairie woodland and savanna habitats

Native American Mounds

       Cross-country skiing  

Operating Hours & Seasons

Building Hours

Monday through Friday: 8 - 4:30 p.m

Saturday: 10a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m.

Outdoor area open sunrise to sunset.

The Learning Center is closed on all Linn County government holidays. 

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