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What is a WildSpot?
WildSpots are utilizing beacon technology. A beacon is a small Bluetooth radio transmitter that will be placed in various areas all around the Park.


How do I use it?
1. Turn on Bluetooth
2. Download the Physical Web app
3. When you are nearby any location with the blue arrow-like symbol, open the Physical Web app
4. Click on the notification and register for a chance to win $1000
5. Enjoy an interactive experience with us!

Don’t want to download the app?
1. You must have Chrome browser installed
2. Turn on Bluetooth
3. On the lock screen swipe left to right until you see a list of widgets.
4. Scroll to the bottom and tap Edit.
5. Click the + button next to the ‚ÄúChrome‚ÄĚ widget.
6. Click on the three bars, drag ‚ÄúChrome‚ÄĚ widget to the top and click Done.
7. When you are nearby any location with the blue arrow-like symbol, just swipe down on your home screen to see more information.

1. Turn on Bluetooth and Location.
2. When you are nearby any location with the symbol just swipe down on your home screen to see more information.


Where are they located?
West Side Kiosk
Ticket Gate
Train Depot
Gollywhopper Slide
Longhorn Cattle Enclosure
Wolf Enclosure
Bison and Elk Pasture
Reptile Hall


Friday, December 8th 4-8pm
Saturday, December 9th 2-8pm
Sunday, December 10th 2-7pm 

Non-Members: $13
Members: $11
Children 2 & under: Free

Included in General Admission:
-Train Ride through the Enchanted Forest
-Decorate a cookie
-Watch our animals open their presents
-Fun holiday crafts
-Holiday games
-Enjoy a snack or hot chocolate
-Write Santa a letter
-Learn about birds of prey 

How to book:
Registration open November 1st
Reservations and advanced payment are required.
Tickets are non-refundable and event is rain or shine
Reservations can be made by phone only at 309-676-0998


Wildlife Prairie Park cares about our environment. We are committed to recycling to reduce waste that sits in landfills. Please help us and do your part. Recently, over 70 recycling containers have been added to the Park grounds. Wildlife Prairie Park is also home to the first ever solar powered trash compactor in the Peoria Area. By partnering with PDC, we are hoping to reduce our carbon footprint with your help! Please use these recycling bins properly and enjoy your time with us at the Park!

Things that you can do to go green! 
-Recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass
-Turn in all used ink cartridges and retired electronics to the WPP Ticket Gate for recycling
-Turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth and not using it
-Save electricity by  turning off the lights when you leave the room or electronics when they are not in use
-Use recycled materials to make fun crafts
-Plant a garden and use produce scraps for compost
-Donate old toys, clothes  or other items
-Take a bike ride or walk rather than driving. If driving is the only option, carpool!
-Pick up trash when you are out on a walk or hike

Brunches are Back!

Join us for our famous Sunday brunches catered by Hy-Vee!

When: The first Sunday of each month
Next Brunch: December 3rd
Time: 9am-2pm
Where: Hespell Deck at Wildlife Prairie Park
Special Brunch for Thanksgiving!

Adults: $25
Children under 12: $15
Children 2 and under are free
Members receive a  discount

A variety of breakfast and lunch foods will be served.

Scrambled Eggs
Biscuits and Gravy
Breakfast Potatoes
Omelet Station
Waffle Station
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Mac N Cheese
Shrimp Cocktail
Carved Prime Rib and Ham
Garden Salad
Mixed Fruit
Assorted Pastries
Assorted Desserts


Reservations are not needed

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Buy Us a Drink!

Whether you prefer a hot coffee, soda, or other beverage we are asking YOU this Giving Tuesday to give that up for just one day. Instead donate the money you normal spend on your daily drink to support our Jewel in the Midwest. Your donation will allow us to feed and take care of our animals, maintain our trails, and continue to provide conservation education to the community. Thank you!

Donate $ 


Animal Wishlist

Please consider making a donation to help the Park this year in the season of giving. Many animals at the Park are rescues that would not have survived in the wild due to injuries or other ailments. Please consider purchasing something from our amazon wishlist or giving a monetary donation today!

Donate $ 

Amazon Wishlist

What is the Park doing for Giving Tuesday?

On Tuesday, November 28th, Wildlife Prairie Park will be doing animal programs in the Peoria area. These programs are provided free of charge to the facility and are our way of giving back in our area. Each program will be 45 minutes long and will be presented by Park Naturalist, Calli Smith.

Thursday, November 23rd

Adults: $25
Children ages 3-12: $15
Children 2 and under: Free
Includes admission for the day. Walk the animal trails after your meal!

Please call 309-676-0998 to book your table.
Reservations are required and non-refundable
Payment due at the time of reservation
Payments will come through on card statement as a charge from Hy-Vee

Waffle Station with assorted toppings
Scrambled Eggs
Southwest Scrambled Eggs
Biscuits & Gravy
Potatoes O’Brien
Omelet Station
Garden Salad with Dressings
Cheese and Crackers
Veggies and Ranch Dip
Rainbow Rotini Salad
Dinner Rolls with Butter
Carving Stations with Turkey and Ham
Shrimp Cocktail
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Beans with Sliced Almonds & Cranberries
Chicken Strips
Assorted Desserts and Sweets including
*Pumpkin Pie          *Strudel Bites
*Fruit Pies                *Donuts
*Pecan Pies              *Parfait Cups
Fresh Fruit with Fruit Dip
Chocolate Fountain


On November 25th come waddle off your thanksgiving meal at Wildlife Prairie Park! We have over 14 miles of hiking trails to explore! Bring the family and enjoy the beautiful scenery while promoting healthy living!

Hikes will begin at 10am and run every hour. The last hike will leave at 2pm.
Cost is free for members and regular admission for nonmembers. Memberships are valid for a full 12 months after purchase. To learn more about membership follow this link: