Wildwood Nature Center

529 Forestview Avenue • 847-692-3570

When you visit Wildwood Nature Center, you feel transported — to somewhere far away from where you really are, to a state of mind that leaves you feeling peaceful and enriched.

Come take a self-guided walk through our five acre nature haven and enjoy our two ponds and butterfly garden. Or, get up close and personal with nature by exploring our interactive exhibits and animal displays. Take a class or a workshop, or simply enjoy the pond and prairie during each seasonal change. It’s all here for you to enjoy.

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At the Nature Center

In the Park

  • Butterfly Garden
  • Self-Guided Walk
  • Walking Paths
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Fishing Ponds
  • Campfire Pit (for use during Park District led programs)
  • Prairie Demonstration Garden
  • Rain Garden

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