LaSalle County Visitor's Guide 2021

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wildlife, and the “Effigy Tumuli’’ mounds (made by visionary “earthworks” artist Michael Heizer) that resemble five enormous animals, a snake, frog, turtle, catfish and water strider. These eathworks, which can really only be seen from aerial photography today, were inspired by Indiginious American burial grounds, several of which can be found in the Illinois River region.

home to two live American Bison, Cocoa and Pebbles. The pair can be seen in their grazing pen, located across from the park’s baseball diamond. An early (8 a.m.) arrival rewards guests with an opportunity to see the Buffalo get fed and, occasionally, morning fog on the Illinois River.

From two riverfront observation decks, you’ll be treated to a unique southward facing view of the Illinois River, providing a beautiful vista you can’t see at any of the other parks in the region. Buffalo Rock is also

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