Byron Forest Preserve District




  • The Jarrett Prairie Center has a natural history museum along with a great little gift shop that is open every day. This is a free educational facility with hands-on exhibits.  You will also be able to visit with Pebbles and Gigi, our resident box turtles .
  • The Weiskopf Observatory is a wonderful asset to the Byron Forest Preserve. With its 11" Celestron telescope, you may see some of the faintest objects in the sky. Free, weekly public skyviewing.
  • Heritage Farm Museum was a working farm in 1843. The replica house is now a museum with wonderful exhibits that show how people lived. The restored farm buildings and antique equipment illustrate what early country life was all about.
  • PrairieView Golf Club is located on German Church Road in Byron, Illinois. This public 18-hole championship golf course is rated four stars by Golf Digest. This course has bent grass tees, greens, and fairways. PrairieView also offers a full service practice facility, equipment rental, fully stocked pro shop, dining area and bar, lessons, and handicap services. Come play a round at PrairieView!
  • The Keller Education Center is a certified “green” building. This building houses our preschool program where children learn kindergarten readiness skills, outdoor education, and recycling.

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