Plum Creek Nature Center

27064 South Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401


The Plum Creek Nature Center offers visitors a place to explore the natural world, with hands-on exhibits in addition to a natural playscape for outdoor educational experiences, featuring a pollinator garden, rain garden, and interactive play elements. The Nature Center also features a bird observation area, including birdhouses fitted with "Spy-On-A-Bird" cameras. 

The Nature Center also offers indoor facility rentals for meetings. Learn more about facility rentals at the Nature Center.

The following permits are available for purchase at the Nature Center:

  • Camping Permits
  • Dog Park Permits
  • Picnic Permits

The Nature Center also offers inner tube rentals for sledding on the 40-foot hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. 

The Nature Center features a gift shop, where visitors can purchase honey and nature-related T-shirts, books, and novelties. Free District publications and trail maps are also available. 

The Nature Center is open to the public free of charge.

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