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Emily Oaks Nature Center

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Accessible neighborhood outing

They have a lot of fun and educational family activities! It is a good way to support the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Skokie, Illinois
Enjoy a bit of Nature

For over 20 years, I lived less than a mile from Emily Oaks and didn't know it was there. Now, I go... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
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“birds”(3 reviews)
“woods”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4650 Brummel St, Skokie, IL 60076-3683
+1 847-677-7001
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

They have a lot of fun and educational family activities! It is a good way to support the community and the planet.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

For over 20 years, I lived less than a mile from Emily Oaks and didn't know it was there. Now, I go a few times every month, all year long. There is something for everyone. A great place to stroll, quiet trails (Look at the...More

Thank Artini52
Reviewed August 26, 2017

I've spent so much time here. It's a beautiful forest. I grew up coming here. It has so much nature.

Thank Elliott P
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Emily Oaks in Skokie is truly a jewel in the north Chicago suburbs. A one-time neighborhood park with a skating pond, over the years it has been converted to a nature preserve that provides a wide variety of flora and fauna. Owned and maintained by...More

Thank Afocus1
Reviewed July 18, 2017

You will see deer and fish and turtles. It like 15 minutes to walk around. Very green. Its great anytime of year

Thank mecel11
Reviewed May 27, 2017

I discovered Emily Oaks about 10 years ago. I sometimes go with my wife, but more often alone on the way home. I find this place to be a get-away from the stress of the city. By the time I return to my car, I...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Emily Oaks is a wonderful place to walk, look, take photos, and just relax. It is a peaceful nature oasis that's brimming with birds, animals, ponds, trees and plantings, plus a beautiful nature center that often is home to photo shows and great discussion groups.

Thank Resab
Reviewed April 11, 2017

This is a small nature park in the middle of Skokie. Although you may not see a lot there it is a great place to take young children to get them interested in seeing nature. The paths are just long enough to make the child...More

Thank rcjaffe
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Such a sweet little sojourn from life's busyness. I like to bike here and walk the trail. It's tiny though, so I'll go around a couple of times. Cute pond with lots of birds.

Thank Mari M
Reviewed November 8, 2016

A wooded oasis -- pond, short trails, visitor center, playground, interactive children's exhibits inside; etc. The building is open M - F 8 - 5; Sat. 8 - 4; Sunday 10 - 4. The restrooms can be accessed from the outside while the grounds are...More

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Response from Afocus1 | Reviewed this property |
The summer brochure had information and registration info. Best bet is to call the Skokie Park District or Emily Oaks. After brief instruction, paddle the Fox River, one of the most scenic sections of river in Illinois... More