Broken or cut, SMILE!
Sunny or cloudy, SMILE!
Rough or smooth, SMILE!
Top of the stack or bottom, SMILE!
Straight or crooked, SMILE!
Young or old, SMILE!
Then climb, explore and take apart.
With your SMILE!
Exploring the woods at Kennicott Grove. Kennicott Grove is an area of prairie and wooded lands that includes the home of John Kennicott (1802–1863) and his family, including his son Robert Kennicott (1835–1866). John Kennicott was an agriculturalist and a doctor. Robert Kennicott was a naturalist and an explorer, who founded the Chicago Academy of Sciences, but perished at a young age of 31 during an expedition to Yukon. The grove is 143 acres in size. It is located in Glenview, Illinois. Kennicott Grove was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The site is maintained by the Glenview Park District as The Grove National Historic Landmark or also The Grove, and contains a nature interpretive center with a huge collection of amphibians, and 120 year old snapping turtle, historic buildings (some original and some recreated), and nature trails.