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.