Because it was winter I don't know if I can do this place justice. I was merely looking for a park where I could let the kids run around and not worry about them, but I found something better than just a park -- and I've been told I was there at the worst time of year since nothing was in bloom and the leaves were off the trees.
Belmont Prairie is a nature reserve, one of the last original prairies in Illinois. It's full of native plants, flower and animals and includes over 25 acres of quiet untouched nature.
I'd like to go back some spring/summer - nevertheless it was quite beautiful while we were there & worth the drive.