Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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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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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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Friends of the Chicago River

Friends of the Chicago River offers guided group tours of several sections of the Chicago River. No experience necessary. Our fun, knowledgeable guides...

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John G. Shedd Aquarium

Visitors can explore the ever-changing world of amphibians in the aquarium’s new special exhibit. Shedd’s seasonal Stingray Touch invites guests to discover...

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Big Run Wolf Ranch

Big Run Wolf Ranch is a non-profit educational facility specializing in North American wildlife. Visit during Family Day/Open Houses or book a presentation,...

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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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Emily Oaks Nature Center

Find flying squirrels and turtles as you hike. Some trails are stroller friendly. The Woodland Wander Inn lets kids look for animal tracks, explore...

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Monee Reservoir

Shoreline fishing on a 47-acre lake. Boat and picnic pavilion rentals and concessions available. Features 2.5-mile hiking trail that loops through...

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Batavia Riverwalk

3.2-acre park with boardwalks and a wildflower garden.

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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...

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