In the days after the turkey has been reshaped into pot pie, after the ball games have been analyzed by all the armchair quarterbacks and the kids are tired of being cooped up with family - Twin Pines to the rescue! Bring the whole family out to Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona. Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday November 28th and 29th, Twin Pines will reopen on Saturday, November 30th with lots of activities for all ages. Archery will be available for ages 6 and up weather permitting. Inside, there will be demonstrations on how Native Americans used the resources and a variety of kids crafts including Native American “antler” jewelry. Trails totaling nearly 3 miles will be open to help hike off that holiday feast or relax and do a little fishing at the stocked pond on site.
Because of its location in the midst of Missouri’s most productive forests, Twin Pines CEC places a special emphasis on the history of the Ozarks’ timber industry. Displays at Twin Pines include vintage logging equipment, a log cabin and an early 20th century schoolhouse. Other exhibits, such as a restored 1946 Chevrolet panel truck outfitted with a generator and movie projector, celebrate the Department's early efforts to spread conservation messages to Ozark communities without electricity.
Leave the DS, cell phone and tablet in the car and connect with the family and discover nature at the special after Thanksgiving programming at Twin Pines CEC. Located in Winona, Missouri on Highway 60, 1.3 miles east of the intersection with Highway 19 North, the center is centrally located for elk viewing and other area attractions.