South of Joliet, Illinois you will find the captivating Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Here you can come and explore the prairies for free, and see all the wonders that they have to offer. Not only can you hike or bike around and explore, but you can also take guided tours! One of the most interesting things that you will see here are wild bison wandering around. It wasn’t until a few years ago they released bison back onto the park, and now they are one of the biggest photo ops to get here. This is a less popular park, so that means it is a great chance to get away from people and really get back in touch with nature. Although, it is warned to make sure and pack bug spray because ticks are a huge problem when it comes to this park.