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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

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30239 S State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481-9066
+1 815-423-6370
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Nice day out in spite of the weather.

A friend that I do a lot of hiking with and myself made the couple hour drive over to Midewin from... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Frank D
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Indiana
well worth the trip

A lot of trials and big herds of buffalo and wild life there is fishing to, park benches for lunch... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Z845GCfranks
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Elwood, Illinois
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30239 S State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481-9066
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

A friend that I do a lot of hiking with and myself made the couple hour drive over to Midewin from Indiana. We found the site with searching around for NPS/NFS areas we could hike close by. We stopped at the Visitor's Center first thing,...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A lot of trials and big herds of buffalo and wild life there is fishing to, park benches for lunch or watching the birds very calming

Thank Z845GCfranks
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice trails, buffalo and left over relics from the Joliet armory. The visitor center is nice and has clean bathrooms. The buffalo are the main attraction but make sure you stop by and see the bunkers. They are remnants of the old Joliet armory. Large...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This relatively new addition to the national forests service lands is in a relatively remote area near Joliet IL, but worth seeing. We spent a couple hours trying to find the bison but they are elusive and we never found them, tho the Forest Service...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I visited yesterday with my 9-year old. The bison were clustered around a watering hole and so we didn't have an opportunity to see them up close. We walked about 1.5 miles to reach the viewing area. Another visitor loaned us his binoculars, so we...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We came to the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie for two reasons. Obviously, the first was to see the buffalo (or bison). But just like when I'm scuba diving, you don't always see a whale shark or a ray or a turtle on each dive, you...More

1  Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Great educational and relaxing place. So nice to see the prairie restoration. Lots of information at the visitors center. We very much enjoyed walking the trails. Saw several different species of birds. Very tranquil and relaxing seeing the wild flowers! Visitors center has identity guides....More

Thank Rojan
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I love this place. It's amazing how the restoration of the prairie is going and I love to attend various tours and lectures that Midewin holds. There are beautiful sunrises and sunsets here as well as lots of peaceful and solitary trails. The bison are...More

Thank Janet K
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

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....More

2  Thank zorgclyde
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The visitor center is very informative and there is a lot to see. They also schedule lectures and tours. Someday I'll do that. On this day we were there to bike the trails. The roads a straight and a bit boring and the trails can...More

Thank Jeanne M
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Betsy D
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