The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is home to the Festival of the Cranes and other special events. by President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in July 7, 1938 as a breeding ground and refuge for migratory birds and other wildlife.
The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide variety of things to do including:
Wildlife Viewing, Fishing, Hunting, Interpretation programs, outdoor classrooms, Photography, Hiking, Boating, Bicycling, Horseback Riding
The Visitor Center offers wildlife helpful personnel, wildlife literature, exhibits, detailed maps, a birding station, a classroom, a small gift shop, a conference room, , and a 126 seat auditorium.