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The Grove National Historic Landmark - Glenview Park District

The Grove

The Grove National Historic Landmark - Glenview Park District


With 150 acres of ecologically diverse land preserved and maintained by the Glenview Park District, The Grove is one of the Glenview Park District’s busiest attractions. In 1836, visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott settled on the property from New Orleans. His son, Robert Kennicott, became a prominent early naturalist and kept part of his plant and animal specimen collection at The Grove.

In 1976, The Grove was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior, as well as a dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve. It is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a partner of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Chicago Wilderness. Visitors can walk on trails through the oak-hickory savanna, past wetland pools, and stop to watch a family of turtles. They are home to a number of legacy oak trees, including our Centennial Oak, which has been standing and supporting this ecosystem since the birth of our nation.

Accredited Arboretum Level I imageThe Grove trees
1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, Illinois 60025, United States,
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