The Grove

The Grove, located in Glenview, Illinois, contains the 1856 Kennicott House, a replica Potawatami longhouse, the 1853 Grove Schoolhouse, the 1929 Redfield Estate House, outbuildings, a nature center and a 145 acre nature preserve.



1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, Illinois. A map is included in the downloadable park brochure.

Distance from Downtown Chicago

22 miles from the center of town

How To Get There

Bike, Walk, Bus, Drive


There are accessible parking spaces, some of the trails are accessible, and there are accessible restrooms in the nature center.

Things To Do

Birdwatching (green herons, hawks, sparrows, swallows, vireos, woodpeckers), Hiking, History/Cultural Interest, Jogging, Other Features (guided tours), Picnicking, Running, Visitor Center (interpretive center) and Wildflowers

Fun Facts

Doctor John Kennicott who built Kennicott House was a practicing physician and a well known horticulturalist.

Other Information

There are restrooms at the interpretive center and at Redfield Estate. On certain weekends guided walks of the grounds are offered for $5 here.


Grab some delicious pastries at Tous Les Jours, 1685 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, Illinois.

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Best Time To Visit

All year

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