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Prairie Celebration

Come Enjoy the Prairie Celebration
September 14th 11:00am-5:00pm
September 15, 12:00noon-4:00pm
at Rock Springs Nature Center
Decatur, Illinois

Get back into nature and history as you join us for wagon rides, nature and astronomy programs, hikes, music, 19th century trades people (blacksmith, weaver, potter and others), children's activities and more! Entry is free. Food and face painting are available for a fee.

A Celebration of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Central Illinois at Rock Springs Conservation Area


Come out to enjoy the annual Prairie Celebration each fall at Rock Springs Conservation Area. The event includes a variety of free fun, educational activities, and demonstrations for all ages. Nature lovers can enjoy the reptile program and a prairie hike. For those interested in history the circa 1860 Homestead Prairie Farm will be open for tours. Visitors can also walk through a reenactor camp and see several living history artisans demonstrate their crafts. The reenactor camp features a potter, weaver, cooper, blacksmith and many others. In addition, there is an old-time medicine show and musical performances. Wagon rides are offered and depart from the Rock Springs Nature Center.

For more information about the Prairie Celebration at Rock Springs Center in Decatur, call (217) 423-7708.

Prairie Celebration Photos

For more information about the Prairie Celebration at Rock Springs Center in Decatur, call (217) 423-7708.


Today's Sunrise Sunset in Decatur, IL:
    Sunrise is at: 5:35 AM
    Sunset is at: 8:10 PM

What can you do at the Nature Center?

Visit Our Conservation Areas

Rock Springs Conservation Area
Friends Creek Conservation Area
Sand Creek Conservation Area
Griswold Conservation Area
Fort Daniel Conservation Area



The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.
Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708

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