The Waconda Visitor and Education Center opened in 2018, with displays and educational materials about the settlement of the Solomon River Valley in Mitchell County. A highlight of the center is the Native American artifacts and history of the Waconda Mineral Springs and the former Waconda Springs Hotel. Construction of the Waconda Dam and Glen Elder State Park are also described. The Center includes a large outdoor patio with picnic tables and handicap accessible bathrooms. Also within the State Park and nearby is an RV Park and new playground, as well as the Waconda Springs Replica and the historical Hopewell Church. The Center is open for regular State Park hours of 9:00 to 4:00, and by appointment through the State Park office at 785-545-3345.