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Busey Woods

#14 of 33 things to do in Urbana Features Animals
1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1825
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beautiful time with family

what I like about places like that, this is the location. In the town parks like that, nature in... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Inna F
A haven in town

By acreage, this park is quite small, but you wouldn't know it when you're in the woods. There are... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Urbana, Illinois
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22 Feb 2017
“beautiful time with family”
21 Jan 2017
“A haven in town”
1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1825
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

what I like about places like that, this is the location. In the town parks like that, nature in the middle of the road which you can enjoy alone or with family. Nicely design trails giving you approach to walk with stroller. Important: during summer...More

Thank Inna F
Reviewed 21 January 2017

By acreage, this park is quite small, but you wouldn't know it when you're in the woods. There are many paths, some with boardwalk. And there are even hills, which is a rarity for east central Illinois! There's a river adjacent to the park, and...More

Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Busey Woods, a part of the Crystal Lake Park complex, is a paradise for people who enjoy walking in the woods. If traversing these woods, for safety reasons, insure your family is always together, or have a communications system -- this place is HUGE.

Thank Silver T
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Beautiful woods close to my hotel. Love have this nature site in the middle of a city! Part of the trail has wooden sidewalks, so people with physical challenges could enjoy the woods as well!

Thank laylaclapton07
Reviewed 18 March 2016

With a board walk to keep you dry in the wet Spring Weather and a neat Nature Center with class rooms, Master Naturalist volunteers, and a great staff . I love to just take a walk across the stream and look around for migrating songbirds.

Thank jwhoyt1
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I have always enjoyed a most quiet stroll through these small woods just by myself or with a friend. Busey Woods is located accross the street from a cemetary so at night it can be a little creepy.

1  Thank svencat
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I could be biased because of an early childhood trip, but Busey Woods makes me happy. It's quiet and peaceful; great for a short walk along a wooden trail that has nature facts on boards throughout. The nature center is fun and enjoyable for all...More

Thank Lion K
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Nice place to take a walk, in town yet has the feel of the country. Nice short easy trails and we've seen lots of deer. Open year round and a great getaway from it all!

Thank 752kat
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Nice wooden walking path through the woods. If you come early in the morning bring binoculars to check out the various birds. Right now you need lots of bug spray as well. I like checking out the displays at nearby Anita Purves Nature Center.

Thank AliceDilts
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Busey Woods is a lovely place to go for a quiet walk (although you can't take your dog.) We usually just stay on the wooden walkway. Every time we go, we see something different. Birds, plants, amphibians, etc. Can easily be walked in less than...More

Thank William V
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