Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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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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Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 24 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded...

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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 enjoy natural...

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Lincoln Park Zoo

See more than 1,100 animals, many of them endangered. Popular stops include the African Apes exhibit, Kovler Sea Lion Pool and Regenstein African Journey....

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Glacial Park Conservation Area

The Lost Valley Visitor Center hosts a number of environmental education programs, workshops, camps and special events. An exhibit room, drop-in library...

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Lake View Nature Center

Hike around the perimeter on the stroller-friendly trail. Inside the nature center, kids can play with the animals, touch table and geology exhibit....

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Irons Oaks

This 38-acre nature preserve is home to a diversity of wildlife and habitat types. See beautiful woods, flora and fauna on the trails along both sides...

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The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park

The Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park offers a variety of free family workshops throughout the year. An urban model of sustainable horticulture,...

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Wagner Farm & Heritage Center

Visit one of the few remaining dairy farms in Cook County. Learn to milk cows, tend crops and cook at this Learn what life was like during the 1920s...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County

The Forest Preserve consists of more than 40 lakes, ponds and streams with largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish....

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