Open 9am-4pm year round with extended hours in the summer; offers theater and interpretive displays, restrooms, vending machines and a large, well-curated Nature Store gift shop. Adjacent Gateway Plaza has additional informative exhibits. The visitor center is also a Minnesota Wayside rest with restrooms open 24/7.
The park has two free electric vehicle charging stations in the visitor center parking lot.
A lobby area with a huge fireplace acts as a warming house for winter visitors.