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Mission Statement

To offer interactive nature-oriented educational and recreational activities that provide transformational experiences, inspiring conservation of the great outdoors.


Wildlife Prairie Park has often been referred to as a jewel in the Midwest. Located just outside of Peoria, IL, this 2,000-acre zoological park is home to over 150 animals; that's 50 different species that are native to Illinois. Our guests come to learn about wolves, bison, waterfowl, black bears, elk, cougar, otter and much more.

Wildlife Prairie Park is a fun place to visit, and we take our commitment to education very seriously. The good news is we know how to make learning enjoyable! Our education department has developed tools to enrich your experience before, during and after your visit.

You will enjoy the park's spectacular natural landscape, our many avenues of recreation: hiking, biking, fishing, and lodging, and a train ride, too! Plan your visit today...an adventure awaits!


Average Review 1 reviews

Would you recommend Wildlife Prairie Park?

by Eva K. from Phoenix, AZ (November 23, 2015)
Decorated a tent on the trick or treat trail for Wildlife Scary Park. Always projects out here year round that they need help with. This organization is so fun and allows you to get away without actually going too far. Beautiful in the winter and fall months and the employees are friendly.