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Little Red Schoolhouse

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On Willow Springs Road, by 107th, with free parking, 2 buildings to tour for free (one is the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nature Reserve

We stopped here while visiting the Tinley Park area and ended up spending a couple hours and did'nt... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erica B
Keokuk, Iowa, United States
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“on site”(3 reviews)
“cook county”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs, IL 60480-1265
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On Willow Springs Road, by 107th, with free parking, 2 buildings to tour for free (one is the original red schoolhouse). The new facility has bathrooms, a table indie to sit at, great areas for kids for interactive play, and wonderfully done displays. There are...More

Thank EJJourney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here while visiting the Tinley Park area and ended up spending a couple hours and did'nt even get to go on all the trails, very educational and beautiful grounds and gardens

1  Thank Erica B
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful venue to learn about the flora and fauna of northern Illinois. Wonderful easy walking paths through the woods and along ponds and sloughs. Exhibit hall is fun , full of history and exhibits

Thank H0wardL713
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

2 buildings. The original and the updated visiter center museum. We prefer to visit the newer building first then visit the original school house next door. If weather permits the site has numerous walking trails. Check out the working pay telephone booth on the grounds...More

1  Thank Brad F
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Since the new building has been completed (several years now) we were able to enjoy with all of the grandkids. Really well done and the walking trails add to the experience.

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This is part of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and has an original schoolhouse from 1886 on site, along with a really nice new (2010) visitors center that houses displays and some live animals, with a nature play area, classes and events, and...More

1  Thank EJJourney
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Haven't been to the Little Red School House in years and was so greatly surprised when I visited October 1st for their annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Incredible! The arts and crafts were genuinely quality with a good variety ranging from jewelry made from natural...More

Thank hobotulipmugs
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful forest with tons of miles of technical, flowy, single track... best MTB trails near Chicago. Thank you CAMBR!

Thank Leo E
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Ever changing with the seasons. Love to bring family and visitors here to let them appreciate the incredible forest preserve. The rescued critters are fascinating to see up close in the main building. The trails are doable and easily accessible, the fish, frogs, tadpoles, are...More

1  Thank GrandTour322302
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I stumbled upon this place by accident at the halfway point of a 9 mile hike that started in Spears Woods. I can’t believe I have lived here for 10 years and never been. The grounds are very well kept. The walkways are clean as...More

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