Wildlife Prairie Park, Hanna City

#11 of 68 in Wildlife in Illinois
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Wildlife Prairie Park has often been referred to as a jewel in the Midwest. Located in Hanna City, Illinois, just outside of Peoria, this 2,000-acre zoological park is home to over 150 animals/50 different species that are native to Illinois. Our guests come to learn about wolves, bison, waterfowl, black bear, elk, cougar, otter and much more.

Since its inception, Wildlife Prairie Park has promoted its mission of conservation, education and recreation. Please visit us and witness the spectacular natural landscape, view native wildlife, and participate in many forms of recreation. We have something to offer to all ages. An adventure awaits...
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  • Spent the night in the Cabin on Top of the Hill with our 6 year old granddaughter and had a wonderful time. Cabin was very clean and had great air conditioning. This was our first visit, we were...  more »
  • Enjoyed seeing the native animals. Nice enclosures and most animals were visible (cooler day). Visitor center was interesting and nice gift shop. Train ride was ok. Wish we could have gone on bus...  more »
  • What a fantastic place to visit, and literally spend an entire day. We live close by and yet we rarely come here and I really wish that we would come here more often just so that we would be able to at least get outside and enjoy the fresh air and hike. Love the little village that shows how times change and how things used to be, the old school house, the petting zoo and farm, and all the trails and obviously the animals. Our favorite animals are the wolves and we love seeing the bald eagles. Prices are reasonable, food is able to be bought, and we enjoy the train and make sure that we ride it every time we come here. They have attractions multiple times a year depending on the season oh, fun for the whole family
  • Enjoyed the park immensely with 4 teenagers! We saw all of the animals and were surprised at how up close and personal the enclosures were. So much fun to watch the cougars stretch and snuggle! We loved reading the stories of the animals and even met an owl and turtle after our hike. The staff and volunteers we encountered were friendly and knowledgeable. We spent several hours at the park and enjoyed every aspect of it.

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