Cold weather policy at Wildlife Prairie Park:
As a general rule, we use the wind-chill as the best judge on if it’s too cold to play outside. In general, when the wind-chill is 32 degrees and above, it’s safe to be outside. In temperatures 13 degrees to 31 degrees, indoor breaks should happen every 20-30 minutes. For wind-chills of 13 degrees and below, you should move activities indoors and outside of the cold as frostbite can set in very quickly.

An adventure Awaits

Wildlife Prairie Park wins Best of Peoria 2020 awards for:
Best Hidden Gem AND Best Place For Family Fun!
The Park has been referred to as a jewel in the North American Midwest. We have also been listed as a top 10 destination to visit in Illinois. Located just outside of Peoria, IL, this 1800-acre zoological park is home to 60 different species and over 150 animals that are or were all native to the area. Our guests come to learn about and see wolves, bison, waterfowl, black bears, elk, cougars, otters, badgers, snakes, bobcats and more!
You will enjoy the park’s spectacular natural landscapes, natural wildlife viewing, and more throughout all seasons of the year. Our available event spaces and lodging provide the backdrop for once-in-a-lifetime wedding celebrations, holiday parties, corporate events, school events and quarterly retreats. There is something for all ages and stages at Wildlife Prairie Park …your adventure awaits!