Isle a la Cache Museum

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'Journey Stories,' a three-month exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service, opens Feb. 1 at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville. The exhibition takes a broad look at American expansion and migration.

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Visitor center amenities

Isle a la Cache Museum immerses visitors in our cultural heritage and natural history. The museum transports visitors back to the 18th century, when "Illinois Country" was home to the fur trade. See how the two worlds of French voyageurs and Potawatomi intertwined. Feel the softness of a beaver pelt, see canoes built of birch bark and walk inside a wigwam. Then venture outside to be dazzled by the wildlife in the forest preserve, including bald eagles, migratory songbirds, mink and turtles. Also, be sure to check out the Blanding's turtle inside the museum.

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The museum offers:

The following permits are available for purchase at the visitor center:

  • Camping permits
  • Dog park permits
  • Picnic permits

The museum is open to the public free of charge.

Preserve amenities

The Isle a la Cache Museum is located at Isle a la Cache, which offers the following amenities and activities:

  • Biking
  • Hiking/running
  • In-line skating
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Geocaching