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“Great nature retreat”
Review of Spring Valley

Spring Valley
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Schaumburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Many paths, a working farm, and nature areas to enjoy. Kids and adult classes are available. It is tucked away and you feel like you are in the country. Many times during the year, they have special days that draw many people. It is educational and fun.

Thank LoveHawaii13
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This treasure is part of the Schaumburg Park District offerings, that you can easily miss, due to its low profile and location. Tucked away near the municipal building, there are paths, a working farm, farm buildings and cottages and a treasure trove of plantings, trees and nature areas. Take a few hours from your busy schedule to walk the paths and enjoy the fresh air and the birds and wildlife. It is surprising how quickly you forget that you are actually in the middle of a busy town! There are maps available and the paths are well marked. Bring a water bottle because there are very few places for water once you embark on the trails.

Thank maryIllinois
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were in town for a wedding, and were looking for something to do in the morning. We found Spring Valley on Tripadvisor, and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful scenery, nature, history, and made walking fun. You can spend a few minutes to an entire day here. We would come here often if we lived in the area.

1  Thank mgs02
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Over 100 acres of restored prairie, wetlands, heritage growth and Volkening Farm, a recreation of a working farm await you as you meander three different paths. The longest path is only .75 miles, so combine them to take it all in. The nature center has activities for all ages and in winter, old fashioned snowshoes, to traverse the paths. Scenic viewing areas, benches and boardwalks make a top-notch experience. Spend a couple of hours here or takeaway brief respite.

2  Thank Karen P
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place is a nice break from the hectic life outside. You feel you are in a special place and you are. We went in the early evening when the buildings were closed. That didn't matter because we mainly wanted to have a walk. The vegetation is taller than people but you don't feel claustrophobic because the walkways are wide.

Thank tortravel
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