Refuge offers hiking, wildlife observation, some biking, and public programs throughout its 8 main Units stretching from Ft Snelling to Jordan. Education Centers in Bloomington and Carver offer exhibits, information and bookstores. Refuge habitats include prairies, wetlands, bottomland forests and other woodlands. Centers and limited trails are handicapped accessible. At the Visitor Center, people can enjoy exhibits, a multi-image slideshow, Gallery art, and an environmental bookstore; or hike trails and view the valley from the overlook. Access the Visitor Center from 34th Avenue, south of Highway 494. It is open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on Monday. Free admission. Brochures, newsletter and information available. Other Refuge units attract birders, animal lovers, photographers, naturalists, school and tour groups of all ages. Activities include walking, hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing (no groomed trails), and wildlife observation. Habitats range from prairies to bottomland forests. Free Interpretive programs are offered some evenings and weekends. For Refuge information or publications call.