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Donley's Wild West Town

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Address: 8512 S Union Rd, Union, IL 60180-9661
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+1 815 923 9000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Open May-October Wild West Themed Amusement Park, Museum and so much more!...

Open May-October Wild West Themed Amusement Park, Museum and so much more!

All rides and attractions are included in one admission price. Moms, Dads and Grandparents are sure to have fun too! Experience a day of fun as you pan for gold pyrite at the Sweet Phyllis Mine, shooting slingshots at Huck Finn's, and watching a live action Wild West Show.

The attached museum is full of artifacts from the Old West, inventions and technology from the great period of the late 1800s.

A day at Donley's Wild West Town will create memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to your visit and can't wait to show you the town.

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ecclectic collection of old stuff, wild west town is entertaining and fun

People working there are passionate about their work and very committed to your enjoyment. The accompanying restaurant is a little pricey, but the food is good.

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Phil M
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Union, Illinois
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Great place for young families! Could use some updating to the town. Young kids would enjoy this place. The attractions do make you relive the wild west

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Thank Kim E
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Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of auction items but they also sold reproductions and didn't care to declare that so I walked out after 10 items if you can't trust the auctioneer don't go never ends up good

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Thank uli1
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Howdy partner! Are you lookin' for a Wild West fun for kids in a fun park? Well, you just found it! My husband, 1.5 year old, and I visited on Labor Day Weekend. + Free parking + Clean washrooms + Changing stations in the washrooms + Restaurant + Air conditioned museum + All the fun rides and activities for kids!... More 

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Thank HAZELoftheNORTH
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We purchased our tickets from campground for $13 per ticket instead of $17. Very reasonably priced for a half days worth of entertainment for kids. All the rides and activities are geared toward kids with the museum being more for adults who are into wild west memorabilia.

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Thank mbjb982016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

This place is great for families with kids 14-. Fun attractions, playground and show, and the kids love mining for "gold" which they get to keep. We try to go every year.

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Thank Ilan H
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We started taking my son here when he was 3 and he's asked to go back every year (he's now 6). We're always looking for great places to take our toddler/young child in the summer because we're not quite ready for the BIG amusement parks. Wild West Town is a great place to spend a day. I'd say this place... More 

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Thank Liz4271
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is a fun place to come with a family with young kids.there is different activities that you can do in 2 to 3 hours. I would recommend it.

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Thank skk69
Union, Illinois
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

People working there are passionate about their work and very committed to your enjoyment. The accompanying restaurant is a little pricey, but the food is good.

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Thank Phil M
Niles, Illinois
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Live outdoor entertainment in the summer (geared towards kids) plus interesting history displays indoors for the older crowd.

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Thank klaus724
Carol Stream, Illinois
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

All in all we enjoyed our experience here at the Wild West town. My biggest complaint would be the price. $17 per person (all ages) is a bit pricey! For myself a 6 year old and a 4 year old it was $51. Way too much but after taking that long ride we weren't gonna turn back. The website discourages... More 

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