Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm

1111 E. Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60194- Map It
(847) 985-2100

AAA Editor Notes

Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm, .5 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. 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. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
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.-Fri. 9-2, Sat.-Sun. 10-4, Apr.-Oct.; by appointment rest of year. Wagon rides Sat.-Sun. 11-3, in summer; phone ahead.