Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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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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Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 26 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded...

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Lincoln Marsh Natural Area

The natural area provides visitors with many outdoor activities including hiking among the two miles of trails, bird-watching, picnics, environmental...

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Garfield Farm Museum

Garfield Farm and Tavern, listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, is a 374-acre farmstead and former 1840s teamster inn, which offers a variety...

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Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm

Spring Valley provides 3+ miles of hiking trails and 135 acres of restored natural habitats. Step back in time to the 19th century at the Heritage Farm...

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Brookfield Zoo

This 216-acre zoo has more than 2,000 animals. Find wolves in their natural habitat, learn about recycling, meet penguins and visit a swamp. If that's...

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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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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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John G. Shedd Aquarium

Visitors can explore the ever-changing world of amphibians in the aquarium’s new special exhibit. Guests can also discover the dolphins and whales in the...

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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 responsible horticulture,...

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