Nature Centers

 

The Morton Arboretum

Explore 1,700 acres of plants and trees. Walk, run or bike 9 miles of paved roads or hike 16 miles of trails with birds, frogs and other wildlife, amid...

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Thorn Creek Nature Center

Thorn Creek offers over 3 miles of wooded trails where visitors can see birds, deer and squirrels. There are educational displays, including a kid's...

  

Trailside Museum of Natural History

Trailside Museum is a small nature center with an educational focus on teaching about local wildlife and wildlife habitat. Visitors can view a live...

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Volo Bog State Natural Area

You might feel the ground shake as you walk the half-mile boardwalk over Volo Bog, the only "quaking" bog in Illinois with an open water center. Tamarack...

  

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking and bird-watching at this popular location with several habitats. There are over 10 miles of 8-foot-wide crushed-limestone...

  

West Ridge Nature Preserve

Twenty acres of woods surround a 4-acre pond filled with hawks, herons and fox, wood ducks and coyotes. Offers educational programs and activities for...

  

Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm

A unique combination of nature center, wildlife sanctuary, museum and biological station featuring high-quality displays of live reptiles, amphibians,...

  

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Before injured and abandoned animals are returned to the wild, many are healed at Willowbrook. Walk the exhibit trail to see animals that live at the...

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Wolfe Wildlife Refuge & Bike Path

This natural wetlands area is home to several animals and birds, including some endangered and threatened species. Stroll along the paved walking/biking...

  

 










 
 
 
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