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With the days warming up, both you and your kids might be itching to get out and enjoy some fresh air! We’ve made a list of some family friendly as well as cost friendly local places to visit, for perfect day out! As residents here at HighPoint Apartments you not only have some incredible amenities right on your doorstep but an amazing variety of local places to visit and explore!

Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory

Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory sits on three acres of land within a 660-acre site, comprised of Pilcher Park and Higginbotham Woods. It is located at 225 N Gougar Rd, Joliet, IL. They offer year-round attractions that are fun for all ages with a tropical house, cacti room, and show house. They are open from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, 7 days a week and are closed on holidays. Visit their website for more information https://jolietpark.org/bird-haven-greenhouse

Isle a la Cache

The Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Isle a la Cache Museum is located within Isle a la Cache and offers public programs, school and youth group programs. The Museum is also open Tuesday through Sunday for the public to enjoy exhibits from the Great Lakes fur trade, and purchase picnic, camping, and dog park permits. The preserve provides a parking area and access to the Des Plaines River for fishing and canoeing/kayaking and the 10.81-mile, paved/limestone Centennial Trail is ideal for bicycling, hiking/running, and, in the winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The preserve is open 8 AM to sunset. Isle a la Cache is located on Romeo Road/135th Street, east of Route 53 in Romeoville. Visit their website for more information https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/preserves-trails/preserves/isle-a-la-cache

Pilcher Park Nature Center

If you and your family enjoy nature, be sure to visit Pilcher Park Nature Center! Pilcher Park offers playground areas, picnic grounds, scenic hiking trails, bicycle trails, cross country ski trails, as well as a nature center which includes displays about local wildlife. Pilcher Park Nature Center is located at 2501 Highland Park Dr and they are open from 10 AM-2 PM, 7 days a week. Visit the website for more information

Bronkberry Farms & Greenhouse

Located at 18061 South Bronk Road
Plainfield, Bronkberry Farms is free to the public with room for picnics on the lawn and a petting zoo with some adorable goats and chickens! They also offer free story time on Wednesdays at 10am! They will be opening for the season on April 22nd through October from 9 AM – 6 PM and will be closed on Mondays. Checkout they’re website for more information on upcoming events https://bronkberryfarms.com/

Family Fun Zone

Located at 2333 Theodore St, Crest Hill, Family Fun Zone is the perfect place for kids under 14 years to have fun! Family Fun Zone is indoors, which means it’s perfect for all kinds of weather and is open all year around! They offer everything from roller skating including lessons, a laser tag arena, where the family can battle it out on the same team (or against each other!) and when you need a break, what better place than to head to the full arcade with redemption prizes! Or perhaps grab a drink and snack in the family restaurant. Visit their website for more information http://www.familyfunzone.com/

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