Naperville Attractions Visitors Should Not Miss When Visiting
Ranked as among the wealthiest cities in the USA Naperville, Illinois boasts a great deal more than just what it's inherently famous for. It's full of history, culture, art but most importantly, nature. It offers all sorts of outlets for visitors and tourists to experience the best of what it has to offer. So when visiting Naperville, make sure you visit at least a minimum of two of the following attractions.
Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve
Preserves are a great initiative to protect and love nature just the way it is. This preserve is spread over an impressive area of 2000 acres of land which is home to thousands of species of plants and animals. The preserve is decorated with trails ideal for camping, fishing, cycling, jogging, hiking, dog-walking, and even horseback riding. The trail was initially set out to be a 200-acre campground and beach, but we're glad for what it has come to be.
This tower can be seen from various other famous areas, especially from the centennial beach. This musical tower, with its state of the art construction, adds out of the place aesthetics to Naperville. The tower is taller than the Statue of Liberty. It is open to visitors, and after climbing 253 steps to the top, one can enjoy the gorgeous Chicago skyline and the city's view. It's great to visit at sunset or sunrise.
Are you a history buff? Even if you’re not, visit the old Naper settlement for a blast from the past, an outdoor museum which offers settings replicating how the town looked like from when it began. The place is family friendly and is a great activity. There are actors and workers in costumes dated back to pioneer years of Naperville, and they even put on exhibits for entertainment.
The Knock Knolls Nature Center
This center is located right on the DuPage river allowing you to explore natural sceneries and plenty of wildlife. The center offers history on the earliest settlers, about how the geography of the area came to be and the history from pioneer days to till date. The center is actively organizing events throughout the year like competitions, festivals, community aid, family nature nights, camping and group hikes.es.
The Morton Arboretum
This is a great place to visit. It's not in Naperville but just outside of town . Officially this is an outdoor museum. It hosts an impressive library, a herbarium, and a tree research program. While these things may interest a few, why we mention this is because of the beauty and impeccable nature experience this museum offers. It's situated over 1700 acres of fertile and lush land which is the home for more than 4000 plant species. It's a great place to unwind, take beautiful photographs and possibly have a picnic. If you're more into recreational activities, there's a hiking trail, driving trails, cycling trails, a garden for children and a maze.