We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Horicon Marsh

#1 of 4 things to do in Mayville Features Animals
W4279 Headquarters Rd, Mayville, WI 53050-1931
+1 920-387-2658
Review Highlights
It was slow season when we were there.

Late May there is less activity in the Marsh. That made it nice for visiting but more limited in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice walk

Nice area to take a walk - lots of birds. After a while it all looks about the same. There is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winona, Mn
Read all 139 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“auto tour” (11 reviews)
“bird watching” (11 reviews)
W4279 Headquarters Rd, Mayville, WI 53050-1931
+1 920-387-2658
Write a Review
Reviews (139)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Late May there is less activity in the Marsh. That made it nice for visiting but more limited in what we saw. Still we saw many pelicans, cranes, a few of the red headed ducks. We even saw deer. The history is excellent!

Thank Hakari2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice area to take a walk - lots of birds. After a while it all looks about the same. There is a boat ride you can do so that would be good for a family. If you like bird watching - this would be a...More

Thank JustSkippy
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

There are both long and short hiking trails within the 32,000 acres of this national and state wildlife refuge and largest freshwater cattail marsh in the US. Wear good walking shoes because the paths are not paved but the natural, grass paths that cut through...More

Thank khsampon
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I've been bird watching seriously for 22 years, and this place is absolutely amazing! I added a good number of new Birds to my life list! There are so many places to birdwatch. You need to stop in one of the visitor's centers to get...More

1  Thank KimSpringer
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful, well maintained wilderness area with great trails to explore. April was a cold, windy time to visit, but I would highly recommend visiting when you're in the area.

Thank snowgo54
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited in February and did hiking in the marsh. Very peaceful and scenic. We biked in the area in the fall and enjoyed both fall and winter seasons. The bird watching is excellent.

1  Thank kdav123452017
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Amazing quantities of birds, especially waterfowl, but others as well. Lots of hiking trails, and a nice visitor center. This review is of the south side of the Marsh, which is state-owned. The north side is federal and also great to visit, although the south...More

1  Thank NorthWoodsWanderer
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Boating, hiking and commercial tours. Canoe and kayak rentals for the adventuresome. 200 species of birds pass through or live in the marsh's 32,000 acres. If you're interested in the history of the area make sure you...More

2  Thank Calicoboy
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Love the visit. Only managed to the auto tour. Will be back to see more of its next year. Nice facilities and friendly staffs at the educational center. Must see if you are around!

Thank Nonnie Y
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We live very near the Horicon Marsh and never get tired of using the hiking trails, the auto route, etc. It is such a treasure to have nearby - and for anyone who is visiting the area, definitely take the time to visit this beautiful...More

Thank Debbie K
Nearby Restaurants
NOLA North Grille
169 reviews
9.66 km away
Guth's End of the Trail Candy Shoppe
41 reviews
11.30 km away
Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant
64 reviews
9.83 km away
521 Pub and Grub
9 reviews
10.92 km away
Nearby Attractions
Horicon Marsh Boat Tours- Day Tours
54 reviews
13.45 km away
Widmer's Cheese Cellars
27 reviews
13.84 km away
Waldvogel's Pumpkin Farm
13 reviews
15.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Horicon Marsh staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines