Menomonie, Wisconsin is a peaceful little community complete with a college called Stout University. The Lions Club Game Park is a fabulous park that is on the north east side of the city.
The Lions Club Game Park is an extraordinary park. It has the usual large beautiful trees and picnic areas to visit and see. It is extraordinary because the Lions Club maintains a wonderful animal park complete with bison, elk and deer.
As you drive into the park you go past picnic grounds and a large community pool. As you drive on into the park the first animals you see are elk. Many female elk live in a big fenced in pasture complete with a pond. A big male elk with a huge rack is among the female elk. As you look at him you wonder how he can keep his head up.
After you drive by the elk pasture you get to the parking lot. It is a good size parking area with more picnic areas off to the side.
Next to the parking lot are bison. These bison are in a very high fence but you can get up very close to them. Some people feed them so when you get up to the fence the bison seem to start looking for a handout. They shake their enormous heads at you and sometimes there horns hit the fence I always feel I should not go to close to the fence for safety sake.
Near the bison fence a trail that is paved goes off toward a wet land area. As you follow the trail you can see the elk pasture on the right side and the bison pasture on the left side of the trail. A small bridge goes over the wetlands and I have seen turtles sunning themselves there.
As you follow the trail you eventually find another pasture. This pasture has deer in it. The deer are very timid and seem to stay away from visitors. You can walk along the deer pasture and eventually the paved path stops and a dirt path takes over.
The dirt path gets smaller as you go and you find yourself in a wooded area that is also a wetland. The trail has many small bridges to help you walk along and keep your feet dry.
The Lions Club Game Park is my favorite park in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Thanks Lions Club for this wonderful park. You can read more about it at http://menomonielionsclub.com/?q=node/58.