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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington

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  • So entirely happy this is now open to the public for hiking. I've been here several times getting some exercise, hiking the trails, bird and animal watching, and picture taking. There is alot of histo...  more »
  • This prairie is a great spot to do some walking while looking for bison. Sometimes you don't see them, but when we were there we saw about 20 of them. It's really neat to see the bison in what was onc...  more »
  • Went to see the buffalo sometimes you can get up really close. Museum is small but pretty informative. Great place for hiking. 
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  • They got bison here now!! Even baby ones. It is an awesome place, with miles of trails for hikers and bicycles (note: limestone path) and horses. Usually very quiet and not crowded at all, except some people gathering around bison areas. Park is completely free. Used to address for storing arsenal and now a very lovely park. Great for day trip from Chicago. Do do a tick check after if you come during summer!!!
  • As many describe, this place is a diamond in the rough. There's so much open land to explore, and seeing the bison in a large prairie where they belong puts zoos to shame. The forest service has done a great job in restoring the land to what it was. It feels so authentic that I feel proud to live in the Great Plains region! My complaint comes from Route 53, where the noise of nearby traffic on certain trails can take a little bit out of the serenity. It's a great place to visit, and I can't wait to keep exploring its views and history!
  • A great hidden gem. It a great trail for a bike ride, not busy or crowded. If you're in the area stop in for a walk, its almost too peaceful out here.
  • The NPS has really improved the trails here! They are now great for biking and walking. The trail we went on today circles the buffalo pasture. Wonderful place to go! (There is very little shade on the trail, so make sure to bring sunscreen!)
  • This is an on going project. They have a small head of Buffalo on the preserve. The visitors center was excellent. It was a little hard to find the grass seed beds but it was worth the effort. The grass was not as tall compared to Buffalo Gap Grasslands on SD.