Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (Source: Wikimedia)

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Park Information

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie established in 1996 is the nation’s first federally designated tallgrass prairie. “Midewin”, pronounced “Mih-DAY-win”, is the Potawatomi name for their healing society.

Due to cleanup operations, the area is not open to the unescorted public with the exception of two 1.5-mile hiking trail loops for birdwatchers.

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

A variety of tours including hiking, horseback riding, biking, and environmental exploration are offered on this 19,165 acre parcel of land being restored to a tallgrass prairie ecosystem.

The tour schedule is available on the Midewin website Calendar of Events.

Agency Name:

USDA Forest Service


Please visit our map for directions on how to reach us.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

30239 South State Hwy 53

Wilmington, IL


Additional Info

  • “Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie – Home”. Accessed May 17, 2020. Link.

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