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Rockome Gardens
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Owner description: Aikman Wildlife Adventure is a family owned/operated wildlife sanctuary in Arcola, IL. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of life possible to all wildlife in need, while maintaining a family friendly environment through interaction, education, conservation and by creating an experience of a lifetime. You are welcome to take your vehicle or our wagon through our drive through portion of the park and visit our walk through portion of the park as well.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

It looks like they are trying to improve this place. The amish museum was good. This was new. Some of the little stores are things that we just briefly looked at. Some of the flowers are pretty.

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Steve M, Owner at Rockome Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are striving to update and add new things at Rockome all the time. Hope you will come back soon and visit!

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Rockome Gardens is a wonderful place to spend a few hours while visiting the Amish area near Arthur, Illinois. Much work has been done over the last couple of years to bring it back to its former glory. Very family-friendly.

1  Thank MarthaSY
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Seemed as though everything we went to see was shut down, remodeling or just plain shut down, probably won't go to Rockome Gardens again. We did like the store at the entrance!

1  Thank Judy G
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

my beloved child hood place has lost it`s glory! If you loved rock home before, donate or volunteer, to help save it. Yes it needs some help, the tornado that had hit Joplin ,hit rock home gardens! I to was shocked ,and promptly gave them my # and volunteered to help w gardens ,maintenance anything needed to help, We live 2 hrs from there ,but would once or twice a week, I thought prices in shops were to low and admission to high. Drop admission to like 12 a family! 5 single admission, So u go in a shop ,ring 50 cents ,necklace 1.00,huge ice cream in waffle cone 2.00 and a loaf of bread 2.00,huge bag of chips 2.99.Things where cheaper there then at walmart ! Lower admission ,raise prices of stuff inside, put up pictures of what it used to look like and pictures of damage and a mapped out plan and a donation box to help! People need to know they aren't being ripped off, when they see and understand what rock home has been, been thru and what it could be again, they will help! As for pony rides and draft horse rides, You need to lower price and PLEASE CHANGE OUT YOUR PONIES AND OFFER THEM WATER TO THEM ALL DAY AND TO ALL ANIMALS ! THEY CAN NOT WALK ALL DAY CHAIN THEM WHEN NOT IN USE! And PEOPLE THIS PLACE WAS NOT BUILT BY THE AMISH AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS JUST IN A AMISH LOCATION AND THE AMISH OWNED IT FOR AWHILE!!!!!! AMISH DO WORK THERE ALSO! This will be a wonderful place to go, and save those 7up bottles ,they need 2,600 to rebuild bottle house, send them copies of old pics u may have ! I hope the owner and visitors read this!

2  Thank 60887Dreamer
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Just didn't seem worth the cost to walk around. Nice shops. Some of the attractions were closed. They still have lots of work to do. Kids had fun in the tree house. Probably would not go back. The meat & cheese shop were awesome. You could easily spend an hour in there. They had fresh baked goods and candy.

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