schools meet the transportation costs associated with field trips to
Black Hawk State Historic Site.
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Pause a moment and picture a forest in the middle
of the city --
Hiking trails that wind deep into the woods, up rugged hills and
along the banks of a gentle river, remote spots where nature wraps
the songs of birds...scampering squirrels...
oaks that were here when the first pioneers
Picnic shelters with stone fireplaces,
Native American life, a nature center where children can
values of the natural world,
rustic lodge that a duke
It's not a fantasy--it's all real, and it's all right here
middle of the city of Rock Island!
at Black Hawk State Historic Site is a dedicated Nature Preserve.
Visitors are expected to stay on the designated trails. There is no
hunting at the Site. Please view the Information page.
State Historic Site
- is a wooded, steeply
rolling 208-acre tract - bordering the Rock River
County. Prehistoric Indians and
nineteenth-century settlers made their homes here, but the area is
most closely identified with the Sauk nation and the warrior-leader
whose name it bears - Black Hawk. The site, which is also noted for
its many natural features, is managed by the Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency. The Rock River Trail is a loop again, thanks to
the new bridge funded by a River Action grant.
Black Hawk State Historic Site Book Wins Award
received a Superior Achievement award from
the Illinois Association of Museums! This is the highest
award available and, according to IAM, "A Superior
Achievement award recognizes achievements that are
models for the profession and reaches a greater audience
than is normally reached by the nominating institution."