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Trailside Museum of Natural History

738 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest 60305
(708) 366-6530

Visitors to the Museum, housed in a historic mid-1870's Victorian mansion, will discover displays of live native animals, colorful wildflower gardens, information about local wildlife and their habitats, and more. Natural-surfaced hiking trails through the surrounding forest preserve wind through beautiful oak woodlands and floodplain forest, and to a pond and along the Des Plaines River.


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