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Buffalo Rock State Park

1300 N. 27th Rd., Ottawa, IL 61350

State Parks & National Forest

On the bluffs of the Illinois River, this small but charming park is home to an enormous outdoor sculpture.

Mounds representing five earthen sculptures molded from Illinois clay, known as Effigy Tumuli, invite visitors to walk around and explore. All five subjects, including a snake, turtle, catfish, frog and insect are native to the Illinois River area. This State Park offers the ideal terrain for the beginner hiker.

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