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Wildlife Prairie State Park

3826 N. Taylor Rd., Peoria, IL
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is the most amazing day out. Lovely walks, lots of wildlife to view, nice little gift shops. Interesting to view the school house too. Things for everybody, so whatever your age, you'll find something which interests you.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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199 reviews 199 reviews
15 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

At least I think they were badgers. Anyway, the park has some good animal viewing areas. I especially liked seeing the wolves lying together in the snow (perking up when they heard me approach). The bison were far off in the distance, but it was neat seeing such a big herd. All the animal statues were pretty cute and there... More

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Chicago, IL
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My 7 year old son loved the train ride and playground near the depot. The park was nicely done with a gift shop and visitor center. We stayed in the caboose for the night. It was a fun experience, but don't expect the comforts of a hotel room. We had lunch at the Prairie Grill. The hours are very limited.

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Sherrard IL
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We took our grandson, age 11, to the Park and stayed in Caboose #4. It was "adequate". Has table, two chairs, microwave, small refrigerator, coffee pot with coffee provided. Bath with shower and lots of towels, etc. It needed a little more cleaning for my taste but was okay. Beds were futon in first room w/ bunk above, back bedroom... More

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Springfield, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our second trip here and hoping to make this an annual event. We stayed in caboose #3 and friends were in #4. Such a fun and unique experience. I am in no way a camper and this to me was as rustic as I should go. A step up from "camping". The caboose was clean. Bunk beds in one room... More

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Delavan, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We went to the Wildlife Prairie Park on a Saturday. There had been a lot of rain with flooding around the area but it was sunny and in the mid 50's. With that being said, a lot of the mulch for the walkways had been washed by the rains but they're doing a lot to improve the park (new facilities,... More

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St. Louis
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We spent the night in caboose #1. We choose to stay in the caboose because our 2 year old is obsessed with trains. She LOVED it and loved the bunk bed too. It's cheaper then staying at most of the hotels in the peoria area (especially when you add in that you get free admission to the park for the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

My husband & I and our 14 month old visited Wildlife Prairie State Park in mid July 2012. We spent 3 nights in a caboose. Even though the highs were in the upper 90s all 3 days and we were melting, and the beds were horrifically uncomfortable, I really enjoyed our stay. As for lodging, I agree with the previous... More

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morton, illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

What's good about the place?: Location -- You get to stay overnight at the park and view places that are normally not seen. Staying in a Caboose is an unusual experience. What's bad about the place?: The lodgings have been let go. Badly in need of renovation. Toilet ran constantly due to a leaky valve. We were unable to find... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

One of the greatest mistakes I've seen in reviews for places like Wildlife Prairie, is the expectation that it will be a 5 star hotel. It definitely isn't, but if you like the idea of staying in a log cabin, caboose, grain silo, or stable, this is probably a good destination for you. My wife and I have stayed in... More

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Address: 3826 N. Taylor Rd., Peoria, IL
Location: United States > Illinois > Peoria
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Peoria

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