Virtual Office Notice

As of March 17, 2020, the office has moved to virtual work until further notice, and to protect the health and safety of our employees and customers, we are not scheduling in-person meetings at this time. Continuing our service to you during this time is very important. We are ready and available to help you. Please contact us by phone: (815) 423-6370; or e-mail: for any inquiries or assistance.

Midewin trails remain open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. There are over 30 miles of non-motorized trails. Trail maps in English and Spanish are available online: Self-guided tours are also available on the website that are accessible by smartphone:

The health and safety of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie visitors, volunteers, staff, partners and nearby communities remains our top priority.  Please continue to follow the guidance of our local health officials and CDC. For more information, visit:

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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie


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An Important Story about The History of This Public Land: (13 minutes)

Recent News


Midewin Silver Anniversary

Spotlight: Silver Anniversary

Celebration schedule, 25-Year Timeline & more!!

Visitor Guide

Welcome Center

Experience The Highlights of The Prairie! 


At Ease: Nature Platoon Photography Program for U.S. Military Veterans

Spotlight: 2021 At Ease Planner
  • 2021 Date Planner
  • Veterans Day Program
  • Photo Album

Self-guided Tours

Quick Link: Mobile Tour

A self-guided tour is a screen-tap away on your mobile device.


Find Your Trail

Trail on the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

GPS Coordinates to Sites

Grow a prairie garden: Field notes from Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Box: Home Gardens

Growing a prairie garden at your home or business is simpler than you might think.

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