Bird watchers will see great blue herons, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, varieties of owls and many more. You will also find an abundance of beavers, opossums, foxes, white-tailed deer plus musical chorus of frogs.
Fishermen can catch bass, bullheads, catfish and sunfish. A new visitors center, the Henry N. Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center, is available to answer your questions.
With only about 25 families, the town was not large. Some of Lincoln’s work experiences during that period included a store clerk, a post-master and surveyor. His political career got started a few years later.
There is a 475 seat outdoor amphitheater and a 250 seat inside theater where shows of the Chautauqua Series are performed on weekends. The amphitheater schedule includes plays, concerts and lectures during the summer months whereas the indoor theater continues these programs into the winter months. These stage presentations are truly family oriented material.
Now, if you haven’t stopped reading yet, then Giant City Park is a good fit to you. Perhaps, all of these activities are great except for the camping. In that case, you could stay at the Giant City State Park Lodge and eat your meals at the Our Bald Knob Dining Room. Other amenities are log cabin lodging, adult and children’s swimming pools and a wonderful wholesome atmosphere. The hiking trails are particularly exiting as you discover the 12,000 year old ridges of sandstone.
With the largest wave pool in Illinois, Tsunami Bay will keep you immersed in fun for hours. This attraction has to be the most popular at Magic Waters because there are so many things you can do. Over 700,000 gallons of constantly moving heated water goes a long way toward true happiness.
Splash Magic River is a 1,200 foot of constantly moving water with fun at every curve in the river. Your ride includes rapids, mist bubbles, waterfalls and a water spraying machine.
But if you are looking for a more exciting time there are always the casinos down town, the Greek Town Casino is right across the street and it is always hopping. The Detroit Institute of Arts is also downtown, it is a wonderful experience, and it even has the Detroit film theater attached to it that shows some very out of the ordinary shows. The last thing I saw there was The Dark Crystal, I admit I am kind of a dork, but I grew up watching that movie.
Anyway, the science center is right across the street from it, and while it costs a few bucks to get in, it has some cool features like Imax dome theaters and lots of cool hands on stuff for the kids, and adults, if you are like me. Detroit has lots to offer, it is really an interesting place with something for everyone. I love Detroit!