Step into the past at the area’s most unique outdoor history and nature museum. Venture out on trails through mature oak forests past wetland pools and stop to watch a family of turtles sunning themselves on a log. Learn first hand about the Native American tribes who lived on this land and the settlers who followed them and the tremendous impact they had on this community and beyond.
Historical Villages & Farms, Nature Centers
Kennicott House - Log Cabin - One-Room Schoolhouse -
Native American Longhouse
June 17-August 17
Open to the public Tues., Thurs., Sat. & Sun.: 11 am-3 pm
The Grove is nice, my brother got married here. I think besides walking around and enjoying nature a bit, it's a great place to take photos of the kids! Lots of great backgrounds with cabins, trees, leaves and ponds.
A nice place for a little stroll. The best thing here is the nature center. It is awesome- the kids always spend a long time here looking at the animals and discovering another part of this rich naturalist collection. It's a perfect way to spend an hour+ on a drizzly day.
This place is very sweet, peaceful and a great way to incorporate nature into a playdate with your kids. The outdoor trails are great but there can tend to be a great deal of bugs so I would recommend bug spray. The indoor exhits are pretty cool and very educational. Admission is free which is a great bonus. There is a turtle exhibit that my kids find facinating. There is a turtle in the tank that is pretty close to a hundred years old (my kids got a big kick out of that). The fall is particulary serene and a great place for the kids to run through the leaves.
My husband and I are partial to The Grove as we got married there, but, the reptiles, insects, and wildlfe exhibit are such a hidden treasure. Our favorite is the giant turtle. Take your kids there as their curiosity is growing everyday--it's free too!!!
This is a hidden find. A fun place to spend a few hours. There are lots of trails to follow and water to see. There are a few houses to go into that have animlas to learn about. Be careful of the mosquitos.
This is a wonderful place. The nature center is great - lots of things to see & a great turtle pond. And there are several trails outside, so you can take a short stroll. We always enjoy the special weekend events.
This is a great place to bring your children for a nice, free outing. The interpretive center has many different kinds of fish, turtles, reptiles, insects, etc. on display. There are nice walking trails including a boardwalk alongside a pond, where we saw a duck family the last time we visited. My daughters like to play at the "wishing well" outside of the log cabin.