Visit the pumpkin patch and choose your favorite to take home and
carve, or stop by and decorate it at the pumpkin salon. Enjoy live
music, fall color walks, a scarecrow factory and other entertainment
with an autumn theme. Children will delight in old-fashioned fun
like bobbing for pumpkins and pumpkin bowling. Step back in time to
visit a 1750s trading post and frontiersman's camp, and meet other
Explore booths featuring handmade,
nature-inspired items. Watch the Illinois Valley Blacksmiths and
Central Illinois Woodturners demonstrate their skills.
Indulge in seasonal treats, roast marshmallows at the campfire,
tour the Sugar Grove Observatory, and explore over 7 miles of hiking
trails on an autumn day.
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Admission is only $3 per person and free for children 3 and
under. There is small fee for some activities.
Sugar Grove Nature Center is in historic Funks Grove, just south
of Bloomington-Normal, off Old Route 66. For
directions and more information, visit
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