The St. Croix River Visitor Center of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will open for the season on Saturday.

The center, at 401 N. Hamilton St. in St. Croix Falls, Wis., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It features exhibits on the river's natural environment, the 18-minute film "The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey" and a bookstore.

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. The unit's headquarters share the same building as the visitor center.

For 255 miles, the St. Croix River and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.

For additional information, visit or call 715-483-2274.

Kevin Giles

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