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Aikman Wildlife Adventure

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Absolutely wonderful!

We did the behind the scenes tour with James as our guide and it was just incredible. With kids... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Great visit!

I have been following the Facebook site since it was linked from Rockhome Gardens. We haven't had a... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Manteno, Illinois
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“walk thru”(8 reviews)
“petting zoo”(11 reviews)
Zebras in the midwest??!! YES!! Aikman Wildlife Adventure is a wildlife sanctuary located in Arcola Illinois. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of life possible to all wildlife in need, while maintaining a family friendly environment...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
125 N County Road 425E, Arcola, IL 61910-3756
+1 217-268-3500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the behind the scenes tour with James as our guide and it was just incredible. With kids now 16, 18 & 22, it becomes increasingly harder to find something everyone loves. Anything with animals is usually a hit and this was a massive...More

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Odyssey815186, Manager at Aikman Wildlife Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Annie, We cannot tell you how thankful we are to hear such great feedback from guests like you. Thank you for choosing our park for your journey so far away from home and we hope to see you again at our park for...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I have been following the Facebook site since it was linked from Rockhome Gardens. We haven't had a chance to make it until now. Very cool! Our teens loved it. We arrived around 1:00. We couldn't do the tour until 3:30. We were concerned there...More

Thank KarenW782
Odyssey815186, Front Office Manager at Aikman Wildlife Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you so much for coming out and we appreciate the pleasant review! We hope to see you again at our park.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We went on a Saturday morning with family members ranging from 1 year old to 50 years old. Our group of 12, 4 kids under age of 6 years and 8 adults, had a great time on the wagon tour. The animals were very interactive....More

Thank ashleygT8571DF
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The Behind the Scenes tour is a unique experience and will not disappoint! We spent about 3 hours at the facility and loved every moment. We are already planning to return in the fall.

1  Thank MrsOchs
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We just got back. You can tell that it is still coming together. Very clean, and uses some of the old Rockholme Garden buildings. The kids will like the feeding zoo, because it has more than goats and cows. The bear was visible, but they...More

Thank frwty
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to have a day trip that appeals to young kids and adults. We decided on the Wildlife Adventure and extremely happy with our choice. This is 45 minutes trip from Champaign. Once in town you need to be aware for directions signs. The...More

Thank cyclonesdan
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the wagon tour and also did the walk thru. The animals are in great shape and are well cared for. The wagon tour guide (forgot his name but we believe he is an owner) gave us a lot of information...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

A terrific stop! Behind the scenes is great. Toured with founder, inspirational story. Pet kangaroos, then took us out in 4 wheeler and fed and touched camels, zebras, e.t.c. This is a truly wonderful place... be sure to give it a try. You won't be...More

1  Thank piggy001
Reviewed June 18, 2018

It's clean and something new to see especially for children. Used to be the old Rockome Gardens, but I think it was time for something like this to take it's place.

Thank Pheenom38
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We brought our nieces to Aikman wildlife. They loved it! Ages are 11 and 8. It was very reasonabe and all animals were very well taken care of. I would recommend everyone to come.

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September 3, 2018|
Response from ashleygT8571DF | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. They are open today for Labor day. A great resource to see what they are doing daily is their Facebook page. I know they are about to switch over to their fall hours. Their Facebook page says they... More
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July 3, 2018|
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Response from MarthaSY | Reviewed this property |
I think the above review by Dawn G pretty well answers your question. I would say a couple of hours is a good estimate.