Address: 3826 N. Taylor Road
Hanna City, IL 61536

Phone: 309-676-0998

02febAll DayGroundhog DayWhat will Gertie predict this year?

Event Details

Join us LIVE and cast your vote as Gertie the Groundhog makes her official weather prognostication. Will we have 6 more weeks of Winter or an early Spring? Join us at Visitor’s Center for entertainment, games, and prizes! Make it a staycation and enjoy discounts on one of our many cabin options. Visit the park before the Groundhogs Day Event and complete ‘Gerties Scavenger Hunt’ for your chance to win a private ‘Meet and Greet’ with one of our Animal Ambassadors! 

Itinerary for February 2nd

Park opens early at 6am

FREE Park Admission from 6-9am. (All entries between 6-9am are welcome to stay and enjoy the park for the day.)

6-9am- Complimentary warm beverages, crafts, and activities at the Visitors Center
6:15am-Live Music and entertainment with local musician Barry Cloyd
7:08am- Sunrise and Gerties official weather prognostication
8:30am-Deadline for scavenger hunt entries
8:45am-Announcement of the WINNER of the Gerties Scavenger Hunt
9:00am-Meet the new pack & Wolf Feeding at the Wolf Overlook
1pm-Keeper Chat

Scavenger Hunt details:

Runs from January 20th to February 2nd at 8:30am. One entry per person. Winners do not have to be present to win. Winner will be notified and ‘Meet and Greet’ can be scheduled at a later date depending on staff availability. 



All Day (Thursday)


Wildlife Prairie Park

3826 N Taylor Road