AAA Editor Notes
Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm, .25 mi. w. of Meacham Rd. at 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., is a 135-acre nature preserve that provides habitats for a variety of plants, birds and other wildlife. The Vera Meineke Nature Center is a visitor center that offers a natural history library, interactive and seasonal exhibits, and a Backyard for Wildlife display. Bison’s Bluff Nature Playground, an outdoor creative play area for children, offers natural play and climbing structures (weather permitting). Heritage Farm, an 1880s living-history farm, also is on the grounds. Horse-drawn wagon rides are offered weekends in summer. There are 3.5 miles of pedestrian nature trails throughout the preserve.

Bicycling and pets are not permitted.



Admission
Free. Wagon ride $3; free (ages 0-3).
Hours
Grounds daily 8-8, Apr.-Oct.; 8-5, rest of year. Nature center daily 9-5; closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Heritage Farm Tues.-Sun. 10-4, Apr.-Nov.; by appointment rest of year. Wagon rides Sat.-Sun. noon-2:30, in summer; phone ahead. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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