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Wonders of Will County: Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

Event information

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 and older.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

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A scenic photo of a wetland with trees in the background. Photo by Chris Cheng

Event details

Rare and mysterious. Exceptionally unique. Wonders of the world. Are these distant lands or fairytales? No, these describe several preserves right here in Will County! On these naturalist-led hikes, discover the plants, animals and land formations that make up some of our most protected sites. Meet the Wonders of Will County in Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve. As one of the last remaining dolomite prairies left in the world, it is home to endangered and rare species of the four-legged, six-legged and root-legged variety!

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, July 18: 815-722-9301.


This hike will be no longer than 1.5 miles and take place on natural and crushed limestone surfaces. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 815-8861467 or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.