After two years of having much unused space, State Park's visitor center exhibits were installedlast week, just in time for the opening of the 2011 season.This is a very exciting time for park staff and visitors alike.The new exhibit area features many informative displays which provide an opportunity to learn more about the Shenandoah Valley’s history, wildlife and recreational opportunities.
A touch-screen exhibit provides information onlocal civil war history and agriculture. Native American artifacts found on the park’s property during construction are displayed here as well.Those interested in birds can use an interactive display to learn about the different species found in the park. Three digital pictureframes hung in the hallway feature rotating photograph displays of park events, scenes and wildlife.
Many beautiful taxidermy birds and mammals of the area are mounted throughout the center. In addition, three large fish tanks containing several species of fish offer visitors an upclose view of life in the river. And if these new exhibits weren’t enough, guests can also browse the gift shop area stocked with many new and interesting items specific to our park. We encourage everyone to come out and see the completed center this spring!