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Address: 1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1825
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A lot of woods!

Busey Woods, a part of the Crystal Lake Park complex, is a paradise for people who enjoy walking in the woods. If traversing these woods, for safety reasons, insure your family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Silver T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Busey Woods, a part of the Crystal Lake Park complex, is a paradise for people who enjoy walking in the woods. If traversing these woods, for safety reasons, insure your family is always together, or have a communications system -- this place is HUGE.

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Thank Silver T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Beautiful woods close to my hotel. Love have this nature site in the middle of a city! Part of the trail has wooden sidewalks, so people with physical challenges could enjoy the woods as well!

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

With a board walk to keep you dry in the wet Spring Weather and a neat Nature Center with class rooms, Master Naturalist volunteers, and a great staff . I love to just take a walk across the stream and look around for migrating songbirds.

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Thank jwhoyt1
Richmond, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I have always enjoyed a most quiet stroll through these small woods just by myself or with a friend. Busey Woods is located accross the street from a cemetary so at night it can be a little creepy.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I could be biased because of an early childhood trip, but Busey Woods makes me happy. It's quiet and peaceful; great for a short walk along a wooden trail that has nature facts on boards throughout. The nature center is fun and enjoyable for all ages.

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Thank Lion K
Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Nice place to take a walk, in town yet has the feel of the country. Nice short easy trails and we've seen lots of deer. Open year round and a great getaway from it all!

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Thank 752kat
Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice wooden walking path through the woods. If you come early in the morning bring binoculars to check out the various birds. Right now you need lots of bug spray as well. I like checking out the displays at nearby Anita Purves Nature Center.

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Thank AliceDilts
Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Busey Woods is a lovely place to go for a quiet walk (although you can't take your dog.) We usually just stay on the wooden walkway. Every time we go, we see something different. Birds, plants, amphibians, etc. Can easily be walked in less than an hour but lots to see (and hear and smell) so can take longer.

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Thank William V
Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting all year round. Trails are short to moderate length, can cover the entire area in an hour or so. Can easily access Crystal Lake Park, adjoining it, by foot and extend your walking experience.

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Homer, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love this place. Very serene and mostly natural. I refuse to go during the wet season due to the mosquitos. They are everywhere out here! Other than that, it's a nice serene place to walk through.

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Thank Vicki W

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