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Sarasota, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our grandchildren to view the animals at the park on a Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful Illinois late August day. We saw the large animals out in the field, the birds of prey, a bobcat, and a lazy cougar. But nothing else. The bear, the fox, the coyote, they were no where to be found. Escaping from the... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended wedding here. Beautiful setting! Everything went off without a problem though minutes before it was pouring rain. Caterer Frank. Great. Wiped of chairs and we still had outdoor wedding ceremony! Beautiful. Highly suggest. Great place for outdoor wedding! Reception was in one of the big rooms. Great balcony and Windows raised for great view of animals. Food was tasty... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been wanting to stay overnight at the park for several years, and finally did it, selecting the Cabin on the Hill. As another reviewer from last year noted, this is not an accessible place, with a short flight of uneven steps leading up from the private parking area to the cabin. The cabin itself was very clean, the... More 

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Arthur, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This review is of the park and none of the hotel questions below fit my review so will just mark those all Not Sure. To me this is an attraction and I will review it as such. Love this place and have been coming here since 1986. It has seen many changes, some better, some not. This time seemed more... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times with our own children and now our grandchild. Even though our grandson, now 8, has been here a couple of times before, he found new things that interested him. This is so much better than a zoo! Even though the animals are not completely free, they are not behind bars! You have to search... More 

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Wildlife Prairi... P, Public Relations Manager at Wildlife Prairie Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you supporting Wildlife Prairie Park and are glad to hear to enjoyed your visit. More 

Easton, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We went a couple weeks ago, and it was ok. We purchased all day passes for the train. I do not recommend that, as you ride the train away from all the animals except a few goats and some dear. Along the way the have decoy birds set up, kind of weird, like ducks, owls.. Also, they had a squirrel... More 

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1 Thank Muffinsmomisawesome
Wildlife Prairi... P, Public Relations Manager at Wildlife Prairie Park, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us. We are always striving to improve and appreciate your suggestions. The train is meant to be scenic and we will be sure to promote it that way from now on. I am sorry you were mislead into thinking that the train was through the animal trails. If... More 

Lake Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We used to always have a Family Membership here and enjoyed it..The past couple years we visited the park a couple times and were disappointed worse with each visit. This used to be such a nice place to visit, see the animals and walk..Now its starting to fall apart and the Maintenance doesn't seem to be getting done. This is... More 

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Wildlife Prairi... P, Public Relations Manager at Wildlife Prairie Park, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your last few visits to the Park. Do you have suggestions on improvements? We would love to hear them as we are always striving to improve and want to turn your experience around! More 

Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome place to go for people from animal-lovers to hikers! I go here all the time. If you live close and go a lot I recommend a membership. A fun starter part of the park is the sliding board! It's really long but you will go slow if you don't bring a blanket to sit on. I'd... More 

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Wildlife Prairi... P, Public Relations Manager at Wildlife Prairie Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your support for the Park and are glad to hear you love it just as much as we do! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1,760 reviews
91 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Wildlife Prairie Park is located in Peoria County, in central Illinois, about 10 miles west of downtown Peoria. Opened to the public in 1977, it is home to only animals native to the Midwest region. It is a 2,000-acre zoo with more than 150 animals in a natural setting. There is a 1.5-mile trail that takes visitors through the woods... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

No bad place to visit. They have fox, egrets, cougar, bear, bold eagles, as well as some domesticated animals such as donkeys, pigs etc over there. There's a banquet building for special occasions like weddings.

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Wildlife Prairi... P, Public Relations Manager at Wildlife Prairie Park, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you liked the animals at the Park! We are a natural wildlife park with animals that are only native to the Midwest which makes us so unique. Do you have suggestions for improvements? We would love to see your review reach 5 stars! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This 2,000 acre zoological park in central Illinois is the home to a variety of native animals to the area. With our unique lodging accommodations, you can sleep right next to a herd of bison and elk, hear the wolves howl at the moon, or even hear the hoot of an owl in the night. There is no other place in the area like Wildlife Prairie Park for a unique overnight experience. Whether you are a family looking for your next getaway, a business professional seeking a different kind of overnight experience, or just someone who likes the thrill of adventure, look no further than Wildlife Prairie Park for your overnight stay. Pet Policy: As much as we love animals, their safety is our #1 priority. There are no pets allowed through the East Side Gates at Wildlife Prairie Park. For animal and human safety, Wildlife Prairie Park reserves the right to deny any guests with pets access to the Park. We apologize for any inconvenience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wildlife Prairie Park

Address: 3826 N Taylor Rd, Peoria, IL 61536-9467
Location: United States > Illinois > Peoria
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Wildlife Prairie State Park Hotel Peoria
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