|P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Entrance|
|Little Black Creek outlet
Although the park’s main feature is its natural beauty, the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center with its state-of-the art exhibits runs a close second. Perched at the top of a large sand dune surrounded by a forest of sugar maples, American beech and Eastern hemlock, the remodeled Center (2002) tells the state’s unique sand dune story. The Center’s exhibit hall includes: dioramas that depict the four dune habitats and their plants and animals throughout the seasons; an animation station where visitors can view the dune formation process; an interactive video/audio station where visitors can view an ant lion at work while listening to a play by play account of its hunting activity; and an interactive computer station where visitors learn about other sand dune parks in Michigan and their features.
|Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center|
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