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Busey Woods

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Nature in the middle of town

I went for a walk here and was delighted to find an area that made me feel lost in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Lisa A P
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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beautiful time with family

what I like about places like that, this is the location. In the town parks like that, nature in... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Inna F
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29 Nov 2017
“A nice walk in the woods”
6 Sep 2017
“Nature in the middle of town”
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1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1825
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

There are lots of paths to enjoy in Busey Woods. There are some geocaches hidden here, too. We only found one though. Paths are easy to navigate and not difficult at all. There are nice, information boards describing the wildlife. We really enjoyed our walk...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I went for a walk here and was delighted to find an area that made me feel lost in the middle of the woods without leaving town. I will be spending a lot more time exploring this area of woodland.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lisa A P
Reviewed 22 February 2017

what I like about places like that, this is the location. In the town parks like that, nature in the middle of the road which you can enjoy alone or with family. Nicely design trails giving you approach to walk with stroller. Important: during summer...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Inna F
Reviewed 22 January 2017

By acreage, this park is quite small, but you wouldn't know it when you're in the woods. There are many paths, some with boardwalk. And there are even hills, which is a rarity for east central Illinois! There's a river adjacent to the park, and...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Busey Woods, a part of the Crystal Lake Park complex, is a paradise for people who enjoy walking in the woods. If traversing these woods, for safety reasons, insure your family is always together, or have a communications system -- this place is HUGE.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Silver T
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Beautiful woods close to my hotel. Love have this nature site in the middle of a city! Part of the trail has wooden sidewalks, so people with physical challenges could enjoy the woods as well!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank laylaclapton07
Reviewed 19 March 2016

With a board walk to keep you dry in the wet Spring Weather and a neat Nature Center with class rooms, Master Naturalist volunteers, and a great staff . I love to just take a walk across the stream and look around for migrating songbirds.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank jwhoyt1
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I have always enjoyed a most quiet stroll through these small woods just by myself or with a friend. Busey Woods is located accross the street from a cemetary so at night it can be a little creepy.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

I could be biased because of an early childhood trip, but Busey Woods makes me happy. It's quiet and peaceful; great for a short walk along a wooden trail that has nature facts on boards throughout. The nature center is fun and enjoyable for all...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Lion K
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Nice place to take a walk, in town yet has the feel of the country. Nice short easy trails and we've seen lots of deer. Open year round and a great getaway from it all!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank 752kat
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