Our beautiful facilities were renovated in 2013 and are available year round for rentals.
Inside the nature center is the Great Room which can seat up to 100. High-speed WIFI and video projector make Calkins a perfect choice for your next meeting. Attached to the Great Room is a well equipped kitchen with full-seized appliances and a serving window making this an excellent location for family reunions, holidays and graduation parties. The Great Room offers a perfect gathering for any occasion.
There is also a classroom that can seat 40 additional people or be utilized for meetings.
Calkins also features an outdoor amphitheater with a stage that seats over 120 people, is constructed primarily from plastic recycled lumber, and is surrounded by native prairie plants. The nature center and amphitheater are available for rentals.
The outdoor amphitheater is a perfect setting for beautiful outdoor wedding. At the front of the amphitheater is stage equipped with electrical service and lights. The area surrounding the stage is landscaped with beautiful native prairie wildflowers and grasses. Surrounded by natural beauty, the amphitheater is the perfect location for an outdoor wedding.