Cabin on the Hill

Cabin on the Hill Wildlife Lodging is exclusively available on Airbnb.Click here to reserve one of our Lodging Units!   Details Please note that Cabin on the Hill is accessible only by climbing a flight of stairs.  Go back to a simpler time to a spacious, single room log cabin with a beautiful view. While […]

General Admission

General Admission Summer Admission Prices (Spring – October 30th)** Seniors (65+) $7.00 Ages 13 & Up $9.00 Ages 3 – 12 $6.00 Ages 2 & Under Free WPP Members Free Purchase Tickets Online Winter Admission Prices (November – Spring) Seniors (65+) $6.00 Ages 13 & Up $8.00 Ages 3 – 12 $5.00 Ages 2 & […]

Volunteer Areas

Volunteer Areas Available Volunteer opportunities for 2022 are now available! If you have a group that is interested in a project, please email Court-ordered volunteers should email Groundskeeping For your safety, your attendance at one training session in early spring is required. Our experts will instruct you on safe usage of power trimming […]

Private Events

Private Events Located just outside of Peoria and only ten minutes from General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Wildlife Prairie Park offers meeting and conference space for 50-250 people and outside pavilion areas that can accommodate groups even larger! We also offer basic hospitality for meeting/events and can provide catering for dinners and meals […]


Weddings at Wildlife Your wedding is special, so what better venue for that big day than in unparalleled natural surroundings that offer beautiful ceremony sites, unique banquet rooms, and one-of-a-kind unforgettable experiences. Let us help make your very special day everything you’ve dreamed about. Wildlife Prairie Park is the perfect place to begin YOUR adventure! […]

Our Story

Our Story Wildlife Prairie Park is a not-for-profit 501c3 corporation. Our mission is to offer interactive, nature-oriented educational and recreational activities that provide transformational experiences inspiring conservation of the great outdoors. Founder William Rutherford, was an attorney by trade and had never planned on developing a nationally recognized park at the age of 60. However, […]

Rates and Reservations

Stay at the Park Tent Camping Reservations Book a Tent Campsite Review or Cancel Your Campsite Reservation Winter Lodging Special up to 35% OFF For a Limited Time Only! One-night lodging reservations now available Monday through Thursday. Two-night minimum required on all Friday through Sunday bookings. Please contact Wildlife Prairie Park at with any […]

Tent Camping

Tent Camping For those that like to sleep under the stars, we have 18 primitive camping sites that are maintained and ready for campers.  These primitive camping sites allow for seclusion and privacy if you want, while still being close to amenities such as a shower, restroom, or just a place to get out of […]

Train Cabooses

Train Cabooses Wildlife Lodging is exclusively available on Airbnb.Click here to reserve one of our Lodging Units!   Details For a truly unique experience come stay in one of our renovated Santa Fe Train Cabooses!  Perfect for train enthusiasts of all ages, these actual cabooses have been decked out with train decor and offer modern […]