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Red Oak Nature Center

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Address: 2343 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510-9664
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+1 630-897-1808
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09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00

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I love to visit the Center - always have things happening - visit the animal room, see the observation hive, grab a pair of binoculars and view the birds from a distance. Great... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Ann P
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I love to visit the Center - always have things happening - visit the animal room, see the observation hive, grab a pair of binoculars and view the birds from a distance. Great trails, and always activities going on. Very scenic view of the Fox River from the observation deck, high above the river! Check out Devil's Cave too!

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Thank Ann P
Lisle, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This a great place to take a break while riding your bike along the Fox river. You can also park here and start the path. There are clean restrooms available and the walking paths are very relaxing.

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Thank Robert W
Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Usually fairly quiet especially during the week. Great for a stroll along this scenic stretch of the fox. Especially good for bird sightings especially waterfowl. If you are lucky you will even see the "mooseheart" eagles.

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Thank TravelerChicagoarea
Batavia, Illinois
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

We brought our grandkids for a program on Spiders one afternoon, and besides the presentation we came for, we spent time going through a room with cages and terrariums filled with wildlife and critters to observe. The lady that gave a talk on spiders engaged all the kids with encouraging them to join in on the Q&A. She passed around... More 

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Thank superbob47
Aurora, Illinois
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

You park you car in the lot along art 25. You walk through the gate, over the railroad tracks and you are immediately transported into Illinois' equivalent of the redwood forest. They have a nature center with some of the wildlife that is indigenous to our area, including fish, salamanders, frogs, and snakes. They have educational programs that are run... More 

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Thank Ree12_12
North Aurora, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Nice place to go out and visit nature. Clean and small and beautiful place to go in the fall to see colors. Located on the Fox River. Maple tapping in the early spring.

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Thank 0607family
Warrenville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice small nature center with a friendly staff. They have a nice viewing deck looking over the fox river. My kids enjoy the animals (several different snakes and turtles) and the hands on exhibits. The cave down the bike trail is fun to explore once or twice, and Lipold Park in the other direction has a fun... More 

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Thank timothyjamesolker
Aurora, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Nicely maintained pathes. Easy to use facility. Nice little cave and the educational building was nice for my grand daughters

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Lebanon, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

take a long or short walk, take time with the exhibits and see the live animals. the kids there were so excited

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Thank Lsf22
Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Spend a little time here and you will uncover unexpected treasures. Walk the paths in the spring and see an amazing variety of native wild flowers. Sit quietly by the river and be amazed at the variety of waterfowl. Probably best to visit on. A weekday or other off peak times if you can

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