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National Parks / Natural World in Chicago, IL

Did you know that there are 570 parks in the city of Chicago? So if you want that nature filled day out, you don’t even have to leave the city!

A park is a fun, classic way to spend the day with the family. Kids can run around, the family can enjoy a picnic, yet they are so much more than just a park!

The largest park in the Windy City is Lincoln Park, at around 1,200 acres, so there is PLENTY of room for the family to spend time enjoying nature.

Parks like Marquette Park not only have great attractions such as basketball and golf courses, but a fascinating history that kids can explore during your time there.

Head to Garfield Park and you can explore a grand conservatory and lagoon, and come summer Grant Park is buzzing with food festivals and musical performances including the famous Chicago Jazz Festival!

The great outdoors of Chicago doesn’t just stop at the incredible parks within the city. Nope! Head to Morton Arboretum and you can enjoy an enormous open air facility that offers children’s gardens, interactive play zones, tram rides, nature trails, and even storytelling tree houses!

When you start to explore the great outdoors of Chicago, you will never look at the city again! Grab those hats, and walking shoes, and let’s get exploring. Mother Nature is calling!

There are so many fun things to do in Chicago with kids, we have a feeling you just might not want to leave!

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