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Cache River Wetlands Center

Located on Route 37, about three miles south of Cypress, IL, the Henry N. Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center is a great “first stop” for anyone visiting the Cache. The 7,000 square-foot facility, owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, offers a variety of interpretive exhibits and information about the natural and cultural history of the Cache River Wetlands. An award winning 12-minute orientation film, “The Enduring Cache,” provides an excellent introduction to the region’s flora and fauna, as well as its fascinating human history. The center hosts a variety of educational programs throughout the year, and includes a wildlife viewing area and walking trails featuring both wetland and prairie communities.

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
For more information, call 618-657-2064.

8885 State Rt. 37 South Cypress, IL 62923