Re: Petting zoo in a large park maybe Caldwell woods
Date: June 17, 2014 03:04AM
I loved Trailside Museum growing up in the 1970's. It wasn't really a "museum" in the traditional sense - all the "exhibits" were live animals, mostly those native to Thatcher Woods that had been found in the woods injured and nursed back to health by the staff. It was/is located in an old late-19th Century brick house, painted yellow, with a cupola on top, at the southwest corner of Chicago Avenue and Thatcher Road.
There was never a fountain or merry-go-round there. It was just in the woods, and not far in, either - it was/is visible from Thatcher Road.
However, Kiddyland was less than a mile to the northwest, at First Avenue and North Avenue.