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

Phone: 309-676-0998

Plan Your Adventure!

Park Hours

Monday – Sunday : 9 am – 4:30 pm

General Admission

Winter Admission Prices (November – Spring)

  • Ages 13+ $10
  • Seniors (65+) $8
  • Ages 3-12 $6
  • Ages 2 & Under FREE
  • WPP Members FREE
Wildlife Prairie Park Visitors Center

Stay at the Park

There’s so much to do here, you might have trouble fitting it all into one day. Take advantage of our unique lodging options to stay overnight or for an entire weekend.

Park admission is FREE during your stay in one of our lodging buildings.

Tent camping is $20 per site plus general admission for one day of your stay. WPP Members receive Park Admission for FREE.

Park Membership

All memberships include unlimited FREE admission to Wildlife Prairie Park, discounts on educational classes and programs, Park merchandise, concessions, and more!

Daily Programs & Activities

Animal Trails

Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

Forest Hall Education Center

Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

Keeper Chats

Monday – Friday:

11 am Keeper Chat at Forest Hall Education Center
2 pm Keeper Chat at Forest Hall Education Center

Saturday & Sunday:

11 am Keeper Chat at Forest Hall Education Center
1 pm Wolf Pack Feeding at the Wolf Overlook
3 pm Wolf, Bison, Otter, or Bear Keeper Chat – Meet at Visitor Center


Download the Geocaching app on your phone and hit the trails to look for treasure! Download for Apple | Download for Android

Bird Watching

Ask for an identification chart at the Ticket Gate and see if you can identify all the beautiful birds in our park!

Private Animal Feeding & Encounter

December 16 – April 30

Enjoy a Private Animal Feeding and Encounter with our wolf pack, new black bears, cougars, and bison and elk herd! This 1.5 hour program allows up to 4 guests to ride in a UTV with a knowledgeable WPP staff member to visit these animals behind the scenes. Learn about these animals and their daily care, while you get an up close look and a chance to feed them. Depending on the weather, instead of going into the bison and elk pasture, you or WPP staff may opt to go inside Forest Hall Education Center for an encounter with a red fox, snapping turtle, goat, or turkey vulture.

Ticket Price

  • Price per group $350

    Up to four people

Prairie Zephyr Train

October 1st – Last day to ride the Train

After October 1st, the train will only run during special events.

Take a ride on the famous Prairie Zephyr throughout the beautiful Wildlife Prairie Park. This relaxing and informative excursion takes you on two different loops through the quiet forests. Your ticket includes both loops and can be used to ride the entire trip, or you may take advantage of stops along the way at the Pioneer and Gollywhopper Pavilions. Your ticket allows you to re-board at your convenience and can be purchased at the Ticket Gate or online.

Ticket Prices

  • All Day Ticket $6

    Includes unlimited rides and re-boarding all day long. Ages 2 & under are FREE!

Prairie Zephyr Train at Wildlife Prairie Park

Adventure Trek

October 1st – Last day to ride the Trek until the 2024 season

Climb aboard the air-conditioned Adventure Trek bus and get a behind the scenes tour and narration of Wildlife Prairie Park and its history. Besides seeing areas of the park many don’t see, you will take a tour through the bison and elk pasture and maybe get an up close and personal look at these magnificent animals. On the tour you will also get to meet Nakoma, our bison ambassador. Get a chance to have your picture taken, pet, or feed (if appropriate) Nakoma.

Ticket Prices

Children ages 2 & under may sit on a parent’s lap.

  • Member $14
  • Non-Member $16
Go behind the scenes with a 45 minute Adventure Trek at Wildlife Prairie Park

Wild Woods Laser Tag

Accepting Private Parties through November, weather permitting!

With our Outdoor Laser Tag Adventure, you’ll be treated to three laser tag games along with training and instructions (approximately one hour in total).

Introductory Pricing

Regular park admission still applies to non-members.

Outdoor Laser Tag Adventure at Wildlife Prairie Park

Kayak Rental

Your 1 hour kayak rental gives you access to the kayak of your choice on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting).

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting May 26, 2023! After Labor Day kayak rentals available on Saturdays and Sundays. Last day to rent kayaks is October 1, 2023.

Rental Prices

  • Single Adult Kayak $15/hour

    2 available

  • Single Youth Kayak $15/hour

    2 available (up to 150 lbs)

  • Tandem Adult Kayak $25/hour

    2 available

Kayak Rental at Wildlife Prairie Park

Adventure Store

Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

Choose to shop at the Park and support a local nonprofit! Find the perfect nature-inspired souvenir to remember your adventurous Park experience, including plush animals, WPP gear, and so much more.

For our lodging guests we offer travel toiletries and more to help make the most of your stay!

Can’t make it to the Park, but still want to gift something unique and special from Wildlife Prairie Park? Order online to either ship or to pick up at the Adventure Store.

Dining Options

Snack Shack

Closed for the season! 

Snack Shack sells bottled drinks, candy, ice cream novelties, snacks, and sandwiches. 

Bring a Picnic

If you bring your own picnic, please make sure to pickup all trash. While we love wildlife, we don’t want to encourage animals to eat food they shouldn’t be eating.

Stop by the Wildlife Prairie Park Snack Shack for a quick refreshment!

Group Visits

If you have a large group of 25 people or more, please contact for a group rate discount of $9 per person 3 years and older.

Educational & Animal Programming

We offer a wide range of onsite educational programs for our visitors to enjoy that are great for field trips, summer camps, group visits, scouts, and more. We also have outreach programs that will bring our animal ambassadors right to you. 

If you are interested in being an Animal Keeper or would like to have a private meet and greet with one of your favorite animals at the Park, our animal programs are for you. They are the perfect experience for animal enthusiasts and make unforgettable gifts! 

Pet Policy

For the safety and well-being of our guests and animals, Wildlife Prairie Park does not allow dogs or other pets inside the East Side gates. Because we are a zoological park we must have your cooperation with respect to safety requirements.

If you are to be accompanied by an emotional support animal or licensed service dog, please email ahead of your visit and inform the entry gate attendant when you arrive. Take the animal directly from your car to your lodging and from your lodging to your car. You must utilize a leash. No animals are allowed to move about the park. We must restrict them from our animal trails and other locations where the animals on display are the natural prey or natural predators of dogs, where the presence of a dog may be disruptive, causing the display animal to behave aggressively or become agitated.

Know that our staff is committed to making your visit enjoyable. Wildlife Prairie Park is not responsible for harm or injury that your pet may receive while at the park.

Please Note

No admittance will be allowed within one hour of the listed closing time; this is to ensure our visitors will have at least one hour to enjoy the Park.

Discounted rates are valid during normal daytime operating hours only and cannot be applied to groups arriving in buses or who otherwise qualify for another reduced rate. Discount coupons cannot be combined with already discounted rates. Discounted rates are unavailable if arriving near the end of the business day.

For special event pricing, please see that event when it becomes available, or feel free to inquire about our special rates at (309) 676-0998.

Admission includes access to our West Side property where the disc golf, pump track, and bike trails are located. Please ask the ticket gate staff for a pass if you plan on also accessing the West Side. The West Side is currently open until sunset.


Park Address

3826 N Taylor Road, Hanna City, IL 61536

We are conveniently located 10 miles west of downtown Peoria, just 2.5 miles south of I-74.

Directions from I-74

Take exit 82 & follow signs to park

Directions from I-474

Take exit 3 & follow signs to park

Wildlife Prairie Park is a gem of the Midwest that is more unique than any other park or recreational facility. Our mission is to offer interactive nature-oriented educational and recreational activities that provide transformational experiences, inspiring conservation of the great outdoors. Our vision is to be the premier wildlife park that will be both the steward of the environment and preferred destination where families and friends learn about nature and create lasting memories. We have so much to offer, from animal trails and fishing lakes to educational programs, lodging, and more!