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This place is so great! The trails are beautiful, the historical houses(log cabin, Victorian house, Native American long house) are fun and informative Such a treasure. more »
We love the Grove! We just enjoyed the Folk Fest but also enjoy it when there aren't any special events. Sometimes we just head there for a hike in the woods, but they also have a nature center, Nativ... more »
Any day this is a good place to visit. It has walking areas for fresh air. Historical areas for learning and inside with different animals some alive some not. But, very interesting. I take my childre... more »
Awesome trails through prairie, forests, and wetlands for hikers or strollers. If you somehow don't see any animals outside, pop into the interpretation center to see plenty of live snakes, turtles, fish and a few birds. There are also plenty of crafts for kids, rocks and artifacts to check out and handle, and a gift shop. During peak hours the volunteers will pull out an animal to be pet and a blacksmith who will show you how they worked metal during pioneer days. This place is a popular with all my kids and easy on my wallet (free!)
The Grove is by far my favorite nature reserve in the area. The prairies are gorgeous. We always see lots if wildlife and they have an amazing interpretive center for learning. With it's historical buildings, you really feel transported back to the late 19th century. The Grove hosts many special events such as the Fall Folk Festival and Pioneer Day. In November they turn all of their buildings into a fabulous holiday craft fair that will definitely get you into the holiday spirit!
Amazing nature and native life sanctuary in the middle of town. Bring all kids here. They have great seasonal activities.
I had a summer wedding here. It was great place. They have a back up spot in case it rains. The Redfield house can be used to set up. Reasonable pricing.
We visited in early August with three young children, 7 and younger. The Interpretive Center has a huge variety of reptiles that kept them occupied for a long time. We were all particularly impressed by the alligator snapping turtle. It really captured our kids' imaginations. We also took tours of the Kennicott House and the old fashioned school house. The guides did a great job highlighting facts and details for us. The Log Cabin was being renovated when we went, but we will definitely be back to check it out. When we walked the trails around the nature center we saw some pretty unusual insects and a family of deer grazing in a shady grove. The only thing we did not like about this place was the "Back 50." One of the guides told us it was "gorgeous". On the map there are some bodies of water marked in blue. Those bodies of water were actually green, fetid swamps. I think they used a more scientifically accurate term to describe the ecosystem but, basically it was a swamp. And a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Our kids all had mosquitoes swarming around them the whole time. If you're visiting in the spring/summer and haven't sprayed yourself thoroughly with some deep woods insect repellent, then skip the Back 50. If there was anything of note to see here, we missed it because we were trying to get out of there as fast as we could. Other than that, it was the perfect way to spend a late summer afternoon and it's all free!
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