Camp Ripley’s 53,000 acres is full of interesting plant and animal life. To showcase the Natural Resources that exist at Camp Ripley an environmental classroom and museum was established for the benefit of educating soldiers, local schools and the general public. This museum is comprised of about 130 bird, 55 mammal, eight fish and four reptile and amphibian mounts. Along with the mounts are exhibits of Camp Ripley’s training, environmental research and environmental programs. An environmental presentation can also be arranged. Field activities such as planting trees, trail development, earth day clean up projects, and involvement with research projects are some other activities that the environmental office offers.
To schedule a tour or presentation, please contact the Personnel Community Activities Office at Camp Ripley at (320) 632-7296. The museum is operational during working business hours from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are preferred. The museum is located in the Training and Community Center at Camp Ripley. www.dma.state.mn.us/cripley