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Franklin Grove, Illinois

Nachusa Grasslands

This 4,000-acre restored grassland in northern Illinois is home to a range of native flora and fauna, from clovers to plovers to a herd of bison.
A trunk so wide it makes people look like miniatures.

Meet General Sherman – the Largest Tree in the World (By Volume)

This Giant Sequoia contains California history, Civil War history, and a whole lot of wonder, all within its ultra-thick bark.

Video: The Garden Where Nature Comes to Life

Riverside Nature Center is a 2-acre property that packs in over 200 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns, 140 species of trees, and a Monarch Waystation for butterflies to stopover on their way from Canada to Mexico.