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Forest PreservesCantigny Park
Cantigny is a 500-acre public park and recreation area located in Wheaton, Illinois.  Grounds include the McCormick Museum, numerous gardens, the First Division Museum, and two golf courses, including Cantigny Youth Links.  Join us for a wide variety of special events and programs from art shows and gardening classes to concerts and military re-enactments, Cantigny provides opportunities for you to learn, play, and relax. 1 South 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, 630.668.5161 www.rrmtf.org/cantigny/

Chicago With 26 spectacular gardens on 385 acres, the Garden is a place of ever-changing beauty that you can stroll through daily. 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe 847.835.5440 www.chicagobotanic.org/

Forest Preserves - Cook County
www.enteract.com/~clonk/CCFPD/RecreationMap/center.html

Forest Preserves - DuPage
dupageforest.com

Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center
3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523 630.850.8110 www.fullersburg.com

Kline Creek Farm
Kline Creek Farm, sitting within the 1,110-acre Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in Winfield, is a "living history" farm depicting farm life as it was on this site and hundreds of others like it in 1890s DuPage County. IEntrance on County Farm Rd., North of Geneva Rd. on west side (just south of St. Charles Rd.) in Winfield, IL 630.876.5900 www.dupageforest.com/EDUCATION/klinecreek.html

Lake View Nature Center
17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 http://obtpd.org/lvnc/

Little Red School House
Native animals, beehive exhibit, rock garden, various nature trails, farm garden, prairie and savanna restoration areas, Long John Slough, and remnants of a fruit orchard planted in 1906. Self guiding trails are 15, 30, or 60 minutes in length. 9800 S. 104th Avenue, Willow Springs, IL 60480, 708.839.6897 http://www.fpdcc.com/tier3.php?content_id=27&file=env_27c

Lyman Woods Interpretive Center
901 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 630.963.1304 www.dgparks.org/finditem.cfm?itemid=3730

Morton Arboretum In addition to seasonal festivals, lively concerts, and outdoor theatre, visitors can wander, wonder, explore, and discover the Arboretum's 1,700 acres on foot, from the car, or by enjoying a guided tour on the Acorn Express tram. 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL 60532-1293  630.968.0074  www.mortonarb.org/ 

Nature Centers
www-ed.fnal.gov/trc/biblio/ncenters.html

Red Oak Nature Center
On Route 25, One mile north of Route 56, Batavia, IL 630.897.1808 www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Spring Brook Nature Center
130 Forest Avenue, Itasca, IL 60143 630.773.5572 http://www.itasca.com/naturecenter/

Tekakwitha Woods Nature Center
35W076 Villa Marie Road, St. Charles, IL 60174 847.741.8350 www.co.kane.il.us/forest/index.htm

Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Willowbrook Wildlife Center is a wildlife rehabilitation and education center, providing care and medical treatment for injured and orphaned native wildlife. The Center also provides learning experiences for DuPage County residents to help them live in closer harmony with native northeastern Illinois wildlife and to better understand the natural world. Entrance on the east side of Park Boulevard across from College of DuPage, one mile south of Roosevelt (Rt. 38) and one mile north of Butterfield Road (Rt. 56), 630.942.6200 www.dupageforest.com/EDUCATION/willowbrook.html

 

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