Come see why Wildlife Prairie Park has been referred to as the Jewel of the Midwest for over 45 years! Discover the beauty of this 1,800-acre zoological park, which is home to over 60 different species of animals that are native to Illinois in naturalistic habitats including bison, elk, wolves, and so much more. Experience the Park’s spectacular landscape with 24 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails and six stocked fishing lakes. Learn about conservation through unique educational and recreational experiences for both children and adults. WPP also features a narrow-gauge train ride, Adventure Trek behind the scenes bus tour, outdoor laser tag, pump track, disc golf course, kayak rentals, playgrounds including a 60’ slide set in a wooded hillside, 1800's schoolhouse and cabin, museum, food, lodging, tent camping and gift shop. Your adventure awaits!
With so much to do at Wildlife Prairie Park, you might have trouble fitting it all into one day. Enhance your getaway with lodging as unique as the Park itself, with a chance to hear the sounds of wolves and wildlife at night! Stay in the secluded and serene Cabin on the Hill, converted Cabooses and Grain Bins, the beautiful Legacy Cabins adjacent the bison and elk pasture, or relaxing lakeside view at the Prairie Stables. Great for a fun family getaway, reunions, wedding groups, or weekend trip with friends. Wildlife Prairie Park Attractions: Fishing, hiking trails, mountain biking, laser tag, kayaking, disc golf, animal trails with over 160 animals in their native environment, banquets, educational learning such as animal encounters, outreaches, field trips, and Keeper for a Day, special events like the spookily popular Wildlife Scary Park, Adventure Trek, train, sculpture walk, and more.
Winter Activities: The Park is open year-round which allows for cross country skiing, fat biking, and sledding in addition to the activities listed above.
Just ten miles west of Peoria, via I-74, exit 82.