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Address: 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Phone Number: 815-777-4444
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A fun stop with my kids

We parked in the Prairie Center for the Arts lot and walked the path going east toward Plum Grove Rd. My kids enjoyed exploring the sculptures and running from spot to spot to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2014
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Schaumburg, Illinios
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you'd like a relaxing walk on a wooded trail that allows you to stop occasionally and see Award winning sculpture, this place is for you. The trail starts at the east end of the Schaumburg Village hall parking lot and runs approx. 1/4 mile through the woods to Plum Grove Road. It's a quiet, peaceful, unhurried stroll that relaxes... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful walk through luscious green grounds. Surrounded by trees, streams and sky. Perfect for a walk, run or bike ride. Family friendly, couple romantic and great for solitary reflection.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We parked in the Prairie Center for the Arts lot and walked the path going east toward Plum Grove Rd. My kids enjoyed exploring the sculptures and running from spot to spot to see what was next. It was fun finding this exhibit hiding in the suburbs. We spent about an hour there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went here for a walk with the family on Father's Day. I wanted to go for a long hike but knew my kids wouldn't be interested so this was a good compromise. Sculptures were engaging enough for the kids to use their imagination on what the artist was trying to do/say...not quite sure 8 and 10 year olds had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were driving from Schaumburg to the Naperville Art Fair and had an hour or so on a Sunday morning. We found this place on Trip Advisor and thank you thank you thank you to the reviewer for giving us a best address to put into our phone Prairie Center for the Arts, which is located at 201 Schaumburg Court,... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

This "museum" is really a collection of 10-15 sculptures located along a 1/3-mile walking path. The path takes you through the woods located along a creek. The walk is pleasant in nice weather, but I don't feel like any the sculptures are anything special. In fact, I think that there are better pieces of outdoor artwork on the nearby grounds... More 

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