Wildlife Prairie State Park, Hanna City

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#11 of 22 in Wildlife in Illinois
Wildlife Prairie Park, officially dedicated as Hazel & Bill Rutherford Wildlife Prairie Park, is located in Peoria County, Illinois, in central Illinois, about west of downtown Peoria. The park contains wildlife animals native to Illinois, in a natural environment.The land was first obtained by the Forest Park Foundation in the late 1960s, and Wildlife Prairie Park first open to the public in September 1977, permanently opening in 1978. It was transferred from private foundation ownership to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and renamed Wildlife Prairie State Park in autumn of 2001. In May 2013 the park was signed back over to private ownership, to be transferred to a group of community members who called themselves Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park.
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  • This is our 3rd visit to the Wildlife Prairie part and our first overnite in the park where we rented one of the Red Santa Fe train cabooses for 2 nights. After reading previous reviews my women's int...  more »
  • My family and I really don't come here enough really due to work and chores. But when we do, the trip is always pleasurable. We've brought visitors with us on a few occassions and I recall a few gasps...  more »
  • We took our grandchildren, ages 3 and 6. They loved it. All the animals were easy to find in their habitats. We took our own picnic lunch. The kids really enjoyed the slide. We did not stay overnight.  more »

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