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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

#1 of 5 things to do in Wilmington Features Animals
30239 S State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481-9066
+1 815-423-6370
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Interesting place if you like the outdoors and Hiking. Lots of trails with plants and natural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monee, Illinois
Worth the drive and will return

Enjoyed peaceful day hiking through prairie and wetlands. Saw the herd of bison, at least 30 of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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30239 S State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481-9066
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place if you like the outdoors and Hiking. Lots of trails with plants and natural landscape. Check calendar for special things happening there. Its a very easy ride. Got to see the Bison. The only thing is they can't always be seen due to...More

Thank Frani34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed peaceful day hiking through prairie and wetlands. Saw the herd of bison, at least 30 of them. Lots of songbirds. Bring a hat...no shade in the prairie. After that took the short drive to downtown Wilmington on Route 66. Really nice antique stores. Had...More

Thank jsevanston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buffalo this close to Chicago? Yes it's true and you should stop in and learn about them. A little gem just outside of Chicago with friendly employees willing to help i m anyway. Doing our part to preserve the Bison that use to range freely.

Thank JohnP42301
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to hit the trails. They are well groomed and flat so that even the person out for an afternoon stroll would enjoy it. The trip back to the bunkers was great and a must see.

Thank Anewplaceeveryyear
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

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 history here. The Buffalo are now here for an additional enjoyment....More

Thank Domonic D
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

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 once their natural habitat.

Thank sarahber18
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see the buffalo sometimes you can get up really close. Museum is small but pretty informative. Great place for hiking.

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We walked an easy ~3 miles and saw 39 bison up close. Awesome experience and a very helpful staff. It was great talking to all of them. The welcome center was open on a Saturday. I think Google said it wasn't, but I'm glad we...More

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday afternoon, hoping to see the bison. We grabbed a map/brochure from the welcome building and drove to the area down the road where the bison trail was located. The area is beautiful with all of the tall wildflowers and...More

Thank Viajera172705
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie is a gret place to visit just about year round. The park rangers building has a great display of photos, info on the natural inhabitants, animal. bird and plants alike. There are trails for biking or walking that feature the beauty of...More

Thank montana3620
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Betsy D
Are dogs allowed on hiking trails?
2 May 2017|
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Response from Domonic D | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Come out and enjoy, Betsy D.