Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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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,...

  

Garfield Park Conservatory

The Elizabeth Morse Children's Garden is where kids can go down the vine tube slide, climb a giant seed or crank up a huge bee to pollinate an enormous...

  

Lincoln Park Conservatory

This conservatory doesn't have a children's garden, but it's still a great place to relax after a day at Lincoln Park Zoo. Take a stroll through the tropical...

  

Eden Place Nature Center

A community-based nature sanctuary and urban oasis in the Fuller Park neighborhood.  The 3.5 acre site is host to a native prairie preserve,...

  

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse

This teaching organic greenhouse lets kids get their hands dirty while enjoying several programs available for all ages.

  

North Park Village Nature Center

Hiking trails over wetlands, prairie, savannah and woodlands. Visit the kids' educational facility at the nature center.

  

Lincoln Park Zoo

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

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Chicago Riverwalk

A river-level promenade running along the south bank of the Chicago River offering riverfront cafes, tour boats and water taxis, bicycle rentals and...

  

Friends of the Chicago River

This advocacy group's vision is to link the more than 50 urban neighborhoods and suburban communities along the 156-mile Chicago River. They offer guided...

  

 







 
 
 
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