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Northwest Portage Walking Museum

Northwest Portage Walking Museum

The Northwest Portage Walking Museum will weave an interpretive connection between the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers that celebrates the natural and cultural living histories of local communities and Native American contributions through art, education, and recreation.

  • 1.

    The Walking Museum

    The Walking Museum

    This is a 9-mile discovery trek along the Irving Park Rd corridor, featuring Native American history.

  • 2.

    The Coil Mound: Horner Park

    The Coil Mound: Horner Park

    The Coil Mound in Horner Park is an earthen mound art installation from artist Santiago X.

  • 3.

    The Organizations Behind the Walking Museum

    The Organizations Behind the Walking Museum

    Learn more about the organizations behind the Northwest Portage Walking Museum

  • 4.

    The Dunning Read Conservation Area

    The Dunning Read Conservation Area

    The Dunning Read conservation area offers meadows, woods, and wetlands connecting with the river.

  • 5.

    Serpent Mound

    Serpent Mound

    The Serpent Mound is found at the head of the Walking Museum's route.

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