I've been wanting to visit Wehr Nature Center for a long time and finally got the chance on a beautiful spring day a few weeks ago. It's located in Whitnall Park in Franklin around the shores of glittering Mallard Lake.
Parking: There is ample parking in their parking lot near the nature center.
Cost: There is no admission fee, but you pay a small parking fee in the nature center.
Nature Center: You'll find a large fish tank (the staff let my kids feed them!), nature games and puzzles, hands-on sensory tables, and a gift shop. It was a nice place for the kids to play before and after our hike.