Trip Planning

Hours

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is a day use area and is open 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Where We Are

The Midewin Headquarters is located along State Route 53, also known as Historic Route 66, two miles north of the city of Wilmington.

The Midewin Supervisor’s Office is the building with the three flagpoles in front of it. The SO houses most of the Forest Service, partner, and volunteer staff who manage the prairie. It is the hub of all activities on site.

Welcome Center

The Midewin Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. year-round and on Saturdays during busy seasons. It is located in the Midewin Supervisor’s Office, through the doors near the three flagpoles. Visitors can see interpretive exhibits about Midewin’s natural and cultural history, ask questions at the counter, obtain free trail maps, and shop at the Midewin Interpretive Association’s book shop.