The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Isle a la Cache Museum


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.


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


Isle a la Cache Museum is located at 501 E. Romeo Road (135th Street), east of Route 53, in Romeoville.




Visitor Center

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon-4 p.m.

Monday: Closed


8 a.m.-Sunset

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