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Red Oak Nature Center

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Great indoor hands on activities

Great hands on activities. Fantastic displays to look at. The scenery around the at a is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Batavia, Illinois
via mobile
Check out the cave!

My party that day consisted of myself, my 3 year old daughter, my friend and her two children ages... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Joliet, Illinois
via mobile
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“the river”(5 reviews)
“lovely place”(2 reviews)
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2343 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510-9664
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great hands on activities. Fantastic displays to look at. The scenery around the at a is beautiful. The staff is friendly and welcoming!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marceykmiec
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My party that day consisted of myself, my 3 year old daughter, my friend and her two children ages 10 and 8. We had a great time checking out the nature center and all it has to offer. Lots of interactive toys and displays for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wvgirlygirl27
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Walking and biking trails are great. The walkout to view the river is fantastic, for adults and kids. The have great information inside, and some fun things to do. Spend an hour, spend a day!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sut48
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Fun place to walk.hike and explore.. Peaceful and a hidden gem. Biking is big as our jogging ..Clean park that all will enjoy

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pat D
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Love bringing the munchkin here to see what animals we can see when we hike and to see what is in the nature center exhibit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We loved this little nature center. Multiple exhibits with live animals, very interactive and educational. Multiple short trails around the nature center, and you can walk a little further to see a small little cave. Overlooks the beautiful Fox River. Lots of opportunity to enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank supapfunk
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Red Oak Nature Centure is great for families. They have a small indoor nature center and really nice trails for walking on. A nice river view as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank beckybrown723
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A great place to take the kids for a walk or visit the inside nature center. Games and touchy feeling of critters and fish tanks and snakes to observe.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nancy1121
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Awesome forest experience close to home. Well maintained nature preserve. Good parking, nice access to river banks and foot trails. Hills and benches welcome you.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank James F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Just of the east side of the Fox River bike trail. Stop from your Bike ride and walk the board walk area and trails. Stop and take in some of the Fox River Views and Nature that you may miss when riding the trail. Several...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank WeekenderFour
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