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NEW for 2019, join us for a dollar day for your town! Pay just $1 per person to unplug and explore the outdoors with Wildlife Prairie Park! ID is required with the town that is featured during that day to take advantage of $1 admission. No exceptions will be granted. Please call 309-676-0998 with questions.

January 13th- Peoria, IL
February 24th- Galesburg, IL
March 3rd- Bloomington- Normal, IL
April 14th- Canton, IL
May 5th- Morton, IL
June 2nd- Brimfield, IL
July 21st- Kewanee, IL
August 25th- Washington, IL
September 15th- Pekin, IL
October 6th- Bartonville, IL
November 17th- East Peoria, IL
December 15th- Chillicothe, IL

If you don’t see your town listed above, please email Eva at to get on the 2020 Dollar Day list.

A Peoria area tradition during the season of fright, Wildlife Scary Park offers a kid-friendly Halloween experience.  This family event offers trick-or-treating, hayrack rides, haunted train rides, animal encounters, professional pumpkin carver, and much more!

Wildlife Scary Park has been a Peoria area tradition for 34 years. When the event first started, it was simply a Halloween Party with candy for kids that took place in the train depot. Everyone got to ride the spooky train through the woods and dress in costumes. As the year’s progress the high attendance allowed the Park to expand the program to what it is today. Each year records are broken with attendance. We have maintained our low admission rate while offering more activities to accommodate the large crowds and give you the biggest bang for your buck. We thank you for the ongoing support over the years and hope to see you again this fall!

Friday, October 18th, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, October 19th, 2pm-10pm
Sunday, October 20th, 2pm-8pm
Friday, October 25th, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, October 26th, 2pm-10pm
Sunday, October 27th, 2pm-8pm 

At the Door Prices:
Non-Members: $10
Members: $8
Children 2 & under: Free
Fun Zone: $5/person
Parking: $5, members free

Advanced Admission and Fun Zone Bundle Prices:
Non-Member Bundle- $13 ($15 at door)
Member Bundle- $11 ($13 at door)
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Included in General Admission:
-Giant Trick-or-Treat Trail
-Ride on the Train-sylvania Express. Visit before 7pm for a not so scary ride
-Hayrack rides
-Animals on Display
and MORE!

Fun Zone: $5 wristband for unlimited play. Save $2 by purchasing in advanced online.
-Laser Tag
-Hall of Horror Haunted House

Last General Park Admission:
Friday: 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm
Animal Trails: Close at 4:30pm every night

Coming Soon!

All tickets are non-refundable and valid for any of the six nights of Wildlife Scary Park. Activities subject to change and weather. Scary Park is a rain or shine event.

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Open Jobs:

    • Trail guides
    • Landscaping/Restoration
    • Train Engineers and Maintenance
    • Adventure Trek tour guides and drivers
    • Special events
    • Adventure Store
    • Animal Programming
    • Park Maintenance
    • History
    • Parades
    • Group Volunteering

Projects change weekly at Wildlife Prairie Park. CFollow this link to see what is new today!

For questions and to set up a time to meet, please contact:
Volunteer Coordinator  (309)676-0998 ext. 102