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The Wilderness Center

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Address: 9877 Alabama Ave SW, P. O. Box 202, Wilmot, OH 44689-0202
Phone Number:
+1 330-359-5235
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Had a great time in the interpretative building and walked the trails. Had a great day with my boys.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lawrence H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time in the interpretative building and walked the trails. Had a great day with my boys.

Thank Lawrence H
Beach City, Ohio
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is one of our favorite places to visit over the years, when our children were young and now as we have aged. Hiking the trails provides a needed connection with nature. Sitting by the pond and watching the geese and fish, exploring the variety of displays in the Center, makes this an all around place for all who enjoy... More 

Thank millersmeadows
Beach City, Ohio
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The wilderness Center has trails of varying difficulty and lengths, a lovely lake with a gazebo that extends out over the lake to observe hungry fish. Different ecosystems are represented here including a beautiful Prairie area. A modern multi-story building houses hands on exhibits for all ages, a very nice gift shop and a huge observation window for bird watching.... More 

1 Thank Gwenevere M
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place for anyone who likes to be out in nature to go to. They also have educational classes and everyone is so informative. They also will work with small groups like scouts for badges

Thank Robin B
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I visit here at least once a year, usually during spring. When new friends just move here, I recommend here if they are nature lovers especially with kids. The visitor center is pretty nice, you can find a lot of information there. I remember they provide event calendar once a month. Also, there is a room for birding, u'll see... More 

1 Thank 凰綺黃
Orrville, Ohio
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Good for a spot for families who want to explore birding. There is a little store in the Wilderness Center with books, etc. Bring your binoculars, bug spray and a fat checkbook for children's books. Fees help run the center.. Hey! Do it for the kids and the birds.

Thank davliwoods4
Sarasota, Florida
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This Center has done a super job of preserving some local land that might have otherwise been strip mined or turned into a landfill. They have a couple of lakes and streams with walking paths. A bit of up and down, but not too strenuous. Also a very nice Interpretive Building with meeting rooms, restrooms, gift shop and their offices.... More 

Thank David H
Akron, Ohio
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We came back this year just to go Christmas shopping for our grandchildren in their store! Great selection of books and unique nature items that kids would love. The weather wasn't great so we didn't hit the trails this time. We'll be back!

Thank Dick L
Massillon, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

There is nothing like a walk in the wilderness feeding fish & sucks I can also check out the learning lodge

Thank stacy h
Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Stopped here after seeing the sign each time we visit this area of the state. We didn't do any of the trails bc we forgot our baby stroller for our 2.5 yr old, but just the center inside itself was cool. We all enjoyed it and will return and do trails on our next visit to Amishland. Inside had a... More 

Thank Linda H

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