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Which Adventure Will You Choose?

Aikman Wildlife Adventures’ mission is to provide the highest quality of life possible to all wildlife in need, while maintaining a family-friendly environment through interaction, education and conservation and by creating an experience of a lifetime.

Check out the photos below and call us at (217) 268-3500 today.  

Pathway of Lights

 

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It’s that time of year again at Aikman Wildlife Adventure, where we host our annual Pathway of Lights! Come on by every Saturday (11/12 – 12/17) between the hours of 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm and enjoy all the holiday fun we have planned! Each week, we have a different event going on in the park so click below to find out more information!

 

Which Adventure Will You Choose?

Aikman Wildlife Adventures’ mission is to provide the highest quality of life possible to all wildlife in need, while maintaining a family-friendly environment through interaction, education and conservation and by creating an experience of a lifetime.

Check out the photos below and call us at (217) 268-3500 today.  

Our Animals

Aikman Wildlife Adventure is host to over 220 animals comprised of over 90 different species native to six different continents. Come see them up close and personal.

Adventures and Encounters

Each adventure provides a different experience from driving through our mile-long path of zebras, camels, water buffalo and more to walking among many other animals.

Group Tours

Our guests will ride on a Wagon Tour where they will feed and interact with animals in our Drive-Thru. Visitors can then do the Walk-Thru on their own, which includes the Petting Zoo.

Museum of Prehistoric Life

In the Museum of Prehistoric Life, see and interact with life-size examples of animals from the past. Then experience encounters with animals in our Walk-Thru Adventure.

Banquet/Wedding Barn

Check out the great facilities that Aikman Wildlife Adventure offers for your big day. Also stop by for some great photo opportunities for your wedding album. 

Here’s what our satisfied guests

are saying…

Aikman Wildlife Adventure
4.9
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2022-11-05T23:42:16+0000
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2022-10-29T00:42:06+0000
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Laurie Dotson
2022-10-27T15:22:01+0000
We took our 9 year old granddaughter last week. It was such a great time. We did the tracttor tour, and we had so much... fun feeding amd petting the animals. The prehistoric museum had so many great photo ops! We hadnt been there for a few years, and we will not let that much time go by before returning!read more
Katy Bierman
Katy Bierman
2022-10-22T23:03:23+0000
Had a wonderful time with the ATV guided adventure! Learned a lot and had a blast feeding lots of animals. Everyone is... friendly. Prices are reasonable, I believe. Our grandson and family loved the pumpkin activities and bounce house for today’s Halloween treat.read more
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2022-10-19T12:36:42+0000
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TL Brown
TL Brown
2022-10-19T02:46:40+0000
Excellent wedding venue and staff
Helene Haynes
Helene Haynes
2022-10-18T01:45:51+0000
Wonderful experience with the Behind the Scenes Adventure! So much fun getting up close with beautiful animals!
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2022-10-15T15:24:17+0000
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Jody Reinoehl
Jody Reinoehl
2022-10-01T22:02:58+0000
What a fun adventure! Great family fun.
Samantha Germscheid
Samantha Germscheid
2022-09-11T00:32:27+0000
Our girls had hours of fun, and so did we!
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Katelann Wafford
2022-08-22T00:54:42+0000
It was such a great time and we had the best guide for all of the encounters! I don’t remember her name but she made it... so special for all of us! So happy we went 🙂read more
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Shannon Wills
Shannon Wills
2022-08-07T02:27:47+0000
Loved this experience! I highly recommend the Behind the Scenes Tour.
Sydney March
Sydney March
2022-08-07T02:23:22+0000
We had a great experience at Aikman Wildlife adventure today! We did the off road package and our time slot was... accidentally double booked. We thought we wouldn’t be able to do it but one of the guides stepped up and offered to postpone his scheduled break time to take us. He was incredibly kind the entire ride and very informative about All of the animals and ensured our 9 month old baby was safe and secured in her car seat in the back of the UTV and away from the animals. Our 3 year old son is autistic and has recently become very interested in animals so we thought this would be great for him! He LOVED every minute of it ! His current obsession is horses and zebras and our guide was nice enough to take us past both of them a couple times just for our son to squeal in excitement. I am horrible with names but I think his name started with a T ? I do know he said his wife was about to have their second child soon! Anyway, we definitely recommend Aikman’s and that guide needs a raise for above and beyond customer service and for making our 3 year old autistic sons day! 😊read more
Adnama Rreh
Adnama Rreh
2022-08-06T20:18:16+0000
We did the off the road exp. w/ James, family owned by him and his brother. We also did a couple encounters amazing... time worth the 3 hour drive from portage,in! I recommend you add on a butterfly encounter and a canary bird feed will totally add on to the experience! We did a Safari ride in Texas and Kentucky and this was my favorite one! Amazing time thank you!read more
Christopher A. Wills
Christopher A. Wills
2022-08-06T19:00:29+0000
Awesome place and our tour was really fun. Tour guide was very nice and informative. Pricing was also fair.
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2022-08-05T20:00:15+0000
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Kyle W Logue
2022-07-29T22:50:18+0000
Very well worth the money to get the guided tour. The staff was very friendly you get to be one on one with many of the... animals.read more
Eric Walton
Eric Walton
2022-07-17T12:58:51+0000
Great zoo experience for our family. Our daughter loved getting to feed the animals
Tammy Schnorf
Tammy Schnorf
2022-07-16T09:41:00+0000
Just went on the Behind the Scenes Tour yesterday and it was WORTH EVERY PENNY! Enjoyed it so much (even with the... rain). It was educational and fun for kids and adults. The guide was awesome we never felt rushed and ALWAYS felt safe. Thank you so much for an awesome experience.read more
Joy Dietz Curtis
Joy Dietz Curtis
2022-07-11T02:49:20+0000
We went to Aikman Wildlife Adventure for the first time this past Saturday. Neither my husband or I had been there for... many moons ago when it was still Rockhome Gardens … what a truly AWESOME surprise! This place is GREAT!!! And I HIGHLY recommend people to check it out!!! The staff is incredible and the interaction with the animals truly makes this place extra special!!! You can also see how very well cared for the animals are. We both LOVE animals so if you feel the same you will thoroughly enjoy yourself here!!! We will be back for sure and want to partake in some of the more “up close and personal options” with the animals … thank you for a truly enjoyable afternoon!!! You have an incredible experience here and can’t wait to see how you continue to expand!!! NOTE: they have even kept some pieces from when it was Rockhome Gardens which was a very nice touch!read more
Krystle Lockwood
Krystle Lockwood
2022-07-10T15:56:08+0000
My family and I did an Off Road Adventure and it was a blast! My 5 year old son loved it, and hasn’t stopped talking... about how cool it was.read more
Brooke Tapscott
Brooke Tapscott
2022-07-10T14:59:50+0000
Great experience with an affordable gift shop. We will definitely be back
Rachel Hoselton
Rachel Hoselton
2022-06-30T19:32:45+0000
This place was great!!! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The Behind the Scenes tour was well worth the money. We... had a blast and will do it again!read more
Rhonda J Huxford
Rhonda J Huxford
2022-06-23T19:05:38+0000
Great place. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Park was clean and well maintained. Definitely will.come back again.
Sarah Borgemenke
Sarah Borgemenke
2022-06-18T03:10:55+0000
This place was amazing! We did the behind the scenes tour and it was worth it! We will definitely be back soon!... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Melissa Levi
Melissa Levi
2022-06-18T02:00:33+0000
Where do I begin .. This park is nothing short of amazing. The staff couldnt be more friendly, polite and helpful. The... animals are cared for on a level you will never see at a zoo.. a small zoo anyway. It becomes apparent from the time you walk in that this is just not a business for these people .. the animals are first and foremost on their list of priorities. For a small operation .. I use that term lightly as the variety of animals you will encounter is pretty large .. best experience I have ever had. I highly recommend that you put this on your bucket list.read more
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
2022-06-14T14:59:01+0000
We took our parents there as part of their 60th anniversary celebration weekend. The “behind-the-scenes /... up-close-and-personal” tour was worth every penny! Big thanks to Andrew Aikman for making it very special for them! Highly recommend!read more
Lia Higgs
Lia Higgs
2022-06-11T22:41:15+0000
Very unique experience. We LOVED seeing all the animals and the the dino exhibit. The staffs were friendly. Great cost... for a weekend adventure with our son. The drive thru zoo was more than we expected 😄😄Highly recommended!!read more
Debbie Beard
Debbie Beard
2022-06-09T21:31:14+0000
The Off Road Adventure was Awesome we loved and highly recommend doing this if you get the chance - our guide Andrew... was so fun 🤩!read more
Emily Schultz
Emily Schultz
2022-06-08T18:48:55+0000
It was so much fun and I had fun
Filly Chavez
Filly Chavez
2022-06-06T17:38:27+0000
I cannot say enough about this experience. The staff are always smiling and willing to help you. The entire facility is... well thought out, easy to navigate and very clean. We purchased the behind the scenes tour and it was perfect! Our tour guide was awesome! I went with my partner and 3 teens. As we know, teens are not easily amused and are not easily phased. However, they were in awe from minute one and have described the experience as the best or one of the best experiences of their life. My partner was also very happy with their experience as well as the prices of the items and tour in general. Cannot say enough about this place and our experience. GET THE BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR!read more
Kim Ebeling Carter
Kim Ebeling Carter
2022-04-24T00:00:11+0000
We enjoyed our time there but for the price we noticed alot of empty closures and u don't get to see all of the animals... unless u pay additional money.. Also observe alot of things broken and dangerous for guest.read more
Kaitlyn Stevens
Kaitlyn Stevens
2022-04-23T20:01:59+0000
Great time!! 10/10 would recommend spending a nice day out there!
Jyllian Ossola
Jyllian Ossola
2022-04-17T23:01:58+0000
So much Easter fun!!! Thank you for hosting a great Easter egg hunt while seeing the animals!!!
Dwayne Davis
Dwayne Davis
2021-12-21T01:53:29+0000
Santa, Mrs Claus and our Head Elf had a wonderful time meeting with all the families last night that came out to see... the lights and animals. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did.We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Santa, Mrs Claus, Rusty our Head Elfread more
Terri Schneider-Novotny
Terri Schneider-Novotny
2021-12-19T14:11:52+0000
We had a wonderful time at the last Christmas light walk through of the season. The girls loved seeing all the lights,... feeding the animals, and couldn’t wait for their hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Oh, and they got to meet Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their assistant elf. Thank you for making it such a wonderful family time!!read more
Gary Grogan
Gary Grogan
2021-12-10T04:17:41+0000
Great people, great facilities, and amazing atmosphere! Every family should make this happen for their kids!
Stacy Lewey
Stacy Lewey
2021-11-08T01:33:21+0000
This was a awesome experience, it really shows the animals personally, up close and personal, would definitely... recommend, a must see. I will definitely be a repeat customer.read more
Darrell Arnold
Darrell Arnold
2021-11-07T03:18:49+0000
Variety of animals, nice venue, friendly staff.
Suzanne Wessel
Suzanne Wessel
2021-10-09T23:17:52+0000
This place is very cool! I would highly recommend the the VIP tour so you can see behind the scenes and feed and pet... the animals! We had a great time!read more
Stefanie Sy
Stefanie Sy
2021-10-07T00:42:39+0000
awesome staff had my wedding here back in Aug. loved the atmosphere
Beth Martin Mitchell
Beth Martin Mitchell
2021-10-06T23:56:23+0000
Everything. The Barn, The Zoo and the banquet hall.
Ami Maricle
Ami Maricle
2021-10-02T23:16:01+0000
This was the most amazing experience!!! Petting and feeding zebras, camels, and horses are just a few of the... spectacular things they have there!!read more
This Illinois Life Photography
This Illinois Life Photography
2021-09-30T13:23:21+0000
beautiful ♥️. perfect wedding venue as well as family adventure 😊
Craig Warner
Craig Warner
2021-09-27T03:29:19+0000
i enjoyed myself today seeïng all the animaĺs
Bryant Mathews
Bryant Mathews
2021-09-19T16:37:56+0000
closest I've been to some amazing animals.
Janeen Mathews
Janeen Mathews
2021-09-19T16:13:44+0000
This is such a cool place. My Husband and I really enjoyed ourselves.
Shane Struberg
Shane Struberg
2021-09-18T20:27:59+0000
Took our 8yr old son and 5yr old daughter on the behind the scene offroad tour. the kids absolutely loved the up close... contact and hand feeding all the animals on the side by side. The owner was our tour guide and was awesome and very knowledgeable on all the animals. Highly recommend this experience for kids and adults. The entire place was clean bathrooms were spotless and had plenty of walkway for everyone and looked to be very handicapped accommodating. We will definitely be returning.read more
Van Frischkorn
Van Frischkorn
2021-09-13T22:58:17+0000
It was really cool. The staff was exceptionally friendly. Really enjoyed the tram ride. The animals were also very... friendly. Had a great time. Good value for your money.read more
Justi Hudson
Justi Hudson
2021-09-05T00:07:37+0000
Friendly staff and plenty to do there! It’s nice to drive thru and see so many different animals. The walk thru is fun... too! Would highly recommend the behind the scenes tour.read more
Wendy Weyers
Wendy Weyers
2021-08-26T14:31:56+0000
We took our grandkids here last week and enjoyed it so much! We did the “Behind the scene adventure”, it was wonderful!... James was our tour guide & he did a great job answering our grandkids many questions!!!!! Thank you for offering an amazing place to spend time and learn!! Everyone was so nice and it was very clean!!read more
Holly Schonwise Cravens
Holly Schonwise Cravens
2021-08-17T10:28:51+0000
Great family fun!! Very nice staff, beautiful property, fun to see so many different animals.
Thomas Kyle Sloan
Thomas Kyle Sloan
2021-08-16T10:31:34+0000
Very clean park and the bathrooms are really clean too. The animals are fun to see and the wagon tour is really fun(you... get to feed and pet animals on the tour). There is a nice petting zoo there too.read more
Josh Packard
Josh Packard
2021-08-16T03:32:56+0000
I already can’t wait to go back. We drove almost 3 hours. Definitely going back again.
Stephanie Conley
Stephanie Conley
2021-08-16T00:46:31+0000
We did the behind the scenes tour and it was worth every penny. The staff is so nice!! Would totally go back
Lindy Coleman
Lindy Coleman
2021-08-09T21:19:09+0000
My family had such a fun experience here! We did the behind the scenes tour and James, our tour guide, was very... knowledgeable and provided us with such an amazing experience with all the incredible animals at this facility! Worth the 2.5 hr drive from our home!!! Thank you:)read more
Wayne Bialeschki
Wayne Bialeschki
2021-08-01T02:03:51+0000
This was the second time we went and did the behind the scenes, and we had a wonderful time! Definitely worth every... penny!!!!read more
Mindy Russell
Mindy Russell
2021-08-01T00:30:28+0000
Great experience great tour
Karen Fuller
Karen Fuller
2021-07-31T21:46:00+0000
lot of fun and animal s to see
Amelia Robbins
Amelia Robbins
2021-07-26T14:31:27+0000
We've been a couple times now, the kids have had a blast each time! We will definitely be going again!
Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts
2021-07-25T14:28:37+0000
5 StarsWe had a great time.Looked at going to the St. Louis Zoo and then looked at the Big Cat place in Indiana. Both... required appointments and said masks required. That's ok, but I'm not into wearing masks outside in 90°+ temps.Saved time and money staying local and helped boost the local economy. Also no parking Fee at AWA. After figuring travel expenses to other areas, we still spent less and had more time to enjoy the day.Also I like that AWA keeps expanding and planning to add more, so supporting them helps then do just that.I highly recommend attending.read more
Zack Lantz
Zack Lantz
2021-07-24T23:25:52+0000
always a great time. we did the fox encounter today and loved it,cant wait to come back
Patricia Wass
Patricia Wass
2021-07-18T04:19:52+0000
What a great experience, my 2 year old daughters first ever time at a zoo like place, except the animals looked very... well taken care of. The place was very clean even the outside bathrooms, I’m really happy I made the trip 🙂read more
LaMerle Czarnecki
LaMerle Czarnecki
2021-07-18T03:13:11+0000
the tour guides are awesome and informative. the tours are excellent cuz its a small group of your own and the. to go... in the UTV with the guide and get all the animals around you is an experience you won't forgetread more
Kara McCusker
Kara McCusker
2021-07-10T20:28:24+0000
We had an amazing visit. We did the behind the scences adventure and our tour guide was awesome! He was very... informative and my teens LOVED being able to get so close to the animals. I loved hearing the back stories of the animals who were rescued.read more
Calli Raye Bodie
Calli Raye Bodie
2021-06-17T18:39:33+0000
Everything... Really love the animals
Trista Watkins-Powell
Trista Watkins-Powell
2021-06-12T19:13:02+0000
we had fun the kids enjoyed.
Jeni Berthold
Jeni Berthold
2021-06-11T00:47:53+0000
This was our second time there. First time we did the walk around and drive through, this time we did the walk around... and wagon ride. Both are awesome! We will definitely be backread more
Hillary Howard Shewmake
Hillary Howard Shewmake
2021-06-07T22:09:21+0000
Everything was amazing. Highly recommend. we will be back
Kimberly Le Ann Atwell
Kimberly Le Ann Atwell
2021-06-06T02:48:46+0000
We loved everything. Amazing trip for us .
Melissa Talbert
Melissa Talbert
2021-05-31T23:29:26+0000
It was a great time today spending Memorial Day with y’all. Thanks so much for the awesome hospitality ♥️ We will be... back to do the off road adventure 😁read more
Tonya Cowan
Tonya Cowan
2021-05-30T21:58:49+0000
Had a blast. We went on the wagon and we got to feed the animals.
Judy Parrish Mayes
Judy Parrish Mayes
2021-05-29T23:02:52+0000
some very uncommon animals we couldn't see on a everyday basis ,camels ,Bison ,Elk and Zebra .We drove through the... next time were taking the walk through ,had a very nice time and enjoyed all the animals alot.read more
Andy Wilsey-Cooper
Andy Wilsey-Cooper
2021-05-29T22:28:03+0000
had a blast with the kiddos, tour guide was excellent however the snack bar closed early so we couldn't have our... picnic🙄read more
Kimberly McGuire
Kimberly McGuire
2021-05-29T19:32:56+0000
Going though it all ! Taking and making memories! Sharing the Fun with others go brighten others days !
Ramey Martin
Ramey Martin
2021-05-23T21:00:29+0000
Great place! Clean and super fun for the kiddos. Highly recommend
Crystal Tecuatl
Crystal Tecuatl
2021-05-23T01:58:41+0000
The best experience ever ! Behind the scenes is unforgettable
Tammy Jean
Tammy Jean
2021-05-22T20:23:50+0000
Great experience! There were so many animals to see on the driving adventure.
Stacey Calvert Mitchell
Stacey Calvert Mitchell
2021-05-15T20:12:39+0000
So awesome. Loved being driven around the animal park.
Brandon Rudolph
Brandon Rudolph
2021-05-02T16:50:44+0000
We took a behind the scenes tour with James. Our 4 year old has a ton of fun and James was great. Definitely worth... going to see. There is something to do for everyone.read more
Katie Donnellan
Katie Donnellan
2021-05-02T11:50:58+0000
Awesome place! My friend and I were down south IL to pick up a baby goat for the children’s zoo we work at and she... wanted to show me this facility! She used to intern here before Covid hit and it was really cool to see the place she talks about all the time! I love how they are growing and expanding constantly. The drive through was amazing and creative, and I liked all of the enclosures a lot. Great little place! 😊read more
Sarah Fischer
Sarah Fischer
2021-04-13T03:05:14+0000
We came Sunday and eventhough it was a nasty rainy day we had a great time. The new prehistoric building was really... cool. We are planning on coming next weekend with more friends hopefully the weather is better so we can spend more time walking around. I did notice there were other things we could do at the park as we were leaving. I didn't see it on the website can you please direct me to that list we would love to try some of those items. Thank you and please thank your staff they were all so nice and helpful.read more
Bonnie Savalick
Bonnie Savalick
2021-04-13T01:29:19+0000
We had a fabulous time at Aikmans. It was a rainy day but the staff made our time enjoyable.. thank you
Brandy Griffet
Brandy Griffet
2021-04-04T03:31:03+0000
Wonderful family fun. Such a great experience. Friendly staff, well cared for animals, completely fulfilled family... outing.read more
Megan Brinegar
Megan Brinegar
2021-04-04T00:30:36+0000
We loved it. My kids loved it. So much fun. The Bison were the family favorite.
Missi Wambach
Missi Wambach
2021-04-03T19:52:59+0000
Always a great time! My kids loved the new Pre-historic portion!
Lauren Wilcoxen
Lauren Wilcoxen
2021-04-03T02:22:34+0000
Absolutely amazing family adventure close to home! It’s a must for those kids young and old. ☺️❤️
Danielle Vincent Flynn
Danielle Vincent Flynn
2021-03-29T01:18:39+0000
We had the pleasure of doing the behind the scenes tour with James on Saturday. I cannot recommend this place and the... tour highly enough. The animals were amazing and you get so close! We brought 4 teenagers along and they all loved it. Aikman family, you have done an amazing job!!! Thank you for an awesome time!read more
Diana Watson
Diana Watson
2021-03-28T22:09:46+0000
Such a beautiful day to be out! They have added so much stuff! We sure enjoyed it and can’t wait to come back very... soon!!read more
Annie Armstrong
Annie Armstrong
2021-03-28T20:15:31+0000
We had a wonderful time here.
Jeff Clampitt
Jeff Clampitt
2021-03-27T23:29:08+0000
fun day of wildlife and playing
Romana Guadalupe Marroquin Dare-Smith
Romana Guadalupe Marroquin Dare-Smith
2021-03-21T02:03:32+0000
love this place all my kid age ranging from3 to 11 had a blast!!. will definitely be back for the walk thur and drive... thur!!!.read more
Tina Suzanne Hefner
Tina Suzanne Hefner
2021-03-20T19:55:06+0000
We had the best time today! We did the behind the scenes tour and it was awesome, our guide was great and we laughed so... hard while feeding the animals. The porcupine was too sweet and I was very impressed w/ the care being taken to rescued animals. Highly recommend and we will be back.read more
Marilyn Ramsey
Marilyn Ramsey
2021-03-20T19:49:52+0000
Everything! We had a blast with the grandkids
Kim Hetherington
Kim Hetherington
2021-03-14T22:19:44+0000
totally coolanimals were everywhereand very active. definitely recommend
Rich Austra
Rich Austra
2021-03-06T19:35:37+0000
was a great time, good selection of animals, cool packages.
Shaun Cleary
Shaun Cleary
2021-02-15T06:21:12+0000
Get place. They have private ride I definitely want to try!
Jennifer L. Hinchee Carver
Jennifer L. Hinchee Carver
2021-01-09T21:01:08+0000
good local sat afternoon adventure
Eleonora Dubovitskaya
Eleonora Dubovitskaya
2021-01-02T23:17:57+0000
Really make your day different. Nice museum. Can feed animals!
John Kuipers
John Kuipers
2020-12-20T04:57:53+0000
Highly recommended, very friendly staff.
Anna Agee
Anna Agee
2020-11-22T01:28:06+0000
The Christmas lights were so pretty! Our kids loved feeding the animals too!
Justin Therrian
Justin Therrian
2020-11-21T04:55:47+0000
Fantastic place, very clean with friendly staff!
Linda Spence
Linda Spence
2020-11-09T03:25:49+0000
Love love love this place! We are planning on getting our grandson an annual pass for his birthday! I’d go every... weekend if I could! ❤️read more
Latesha Sewell
Latesha Sewell
2020-10-25T20:55:29+0000
It was a absolute great experience! I recommend this place for all ages! We will be back
Danielle Paulsen
Danielle Paulsen
2020-10-18T22:53:58+0000
We absolutely loved this place! We went to celebrate my son’s 6th birthday and we purchased the behind scenes tour. My... son loves animals so it was epic for him. Afterwards he jumped up and down and said “this place is amazing!!!” We felt able to social distance. It wasn’t too crowded. Only about 60% of people were wearing masks unfortunately, but it was easy to stay distanced from those who weren’t. I only wish there was more to do in the area because it was a 3 hour drive for us. But it was WELL worth it! Even my 2 year old loved it!read more
Carla Shankel
Carla Shankel
2020-10-18T03:53:19+0000
Great selection of animals and very friendly employees that really enjoy giving you a lot of information.
Carla Rehtmeyer Cherry
Carla Rehtmeyer Cherry
2020-10-18T01:45:12+0000
we had a great timeFeeding the animals.
Ashley Jansen
Ashley Jansen
2020-10-16T22:30:51+0000
Our family did the walk and drive thru. We all really enjoyed ourselves. Definitely recommend
Kristine Kiesewetter Kuchler
Kristine Kiesewetter Kuchler
2020-10-13T00:00:59+0000
Absolutely amazing! We did the behind the scenes tour with our grandsons 10yrs and 3 years. They both loved it! The 3... year old just laughed and laughed as the animals would come running up to the Jeep. Highly recommended.read more
Charlene Lawson Ervin
Charlene Lawson Ervin
2020-10-12T00:37:31+0000
We did the drive thru adventure today with three great grands! It was amazing to see so many animals co-habitating. ... We giggled at the zebras and horses playing with the ATV as it toured with guest. A well run operation.read more
Maurilio Garcia
Maurilio Garcia
2020-10-10T22:07:52+0000
the Animals and their beauty
Kelly Marie
Kelly Marie
2020-10-08T23:41:35+0000
We loved seeing the wolf dogs and hyenas! We did the Behind the Scenes Adventure and it was “very good and fun”... according to my six year old. We all had a great time seeing the animals up close, feeding them, and learning more about them.read more
Shay Quinn
Shay Quinn
2020-10-06T16:45:07+0000
It’s always fun playing my with the animals.Staff is always so nice and helpful!An amazing place to go if you need some... fun!highly recommendedread more
Britany Hebert
Britany Hebert
2020-10-05T23:22:58+0000
The wagon ride gave us awesome up-close encounters with unique animals. Great experience!
Heather Alonso Castillo
Heather Alonso Castillo
2020-10-04T17:13:08+0000
Fun for a drive through or walk through, or both! We had so much fun! I couldn't believe we had been through... everything, but when I looked at the clock I realized we'd already spent a couple hours there! It was great seeing animals so close and just walking around and the boys fell in love with new animals!read more
Juliana Lo Vecchio Hubberts
Juliana Lo Vecchio Hubberts
2020-10-04T00:38:22+0000
The behind the scenes tour was absolutely amazing! James was friendly and provided us all with an unforgettable... afternoon! We went to celebrate my son’s 10th birthday and he said it was his best birthday by far! I highly recommend it to everyone!read more
Janelle Lynn
Janelle Lynn
2020-09-27T20:53:42+0000
An experience like no other! Truly amazing! My kids are still smiling! James was a great tour guide....fun, down to... earth, easy to talk to and loves his animals. I highly recommend the “behind the scenes” tour. It was amazing to see so many beautiful animals roaming freely in such a great environment. We will definitely be back!read more
Deb Fear-Godden
Deb Fear-Godden
2020-09-26T11:48:29+0000
My grandson and I had a wonderful day! Great memories were made thanks to the great staff ! Will highly recommend
Michelle Wheeler
Michelle Wheeler
2020-09-20T00:26:10+0000
Awesome, have a small baby and he was super into the camels.
Renee Saban
Renee Saban
2020-09-19T23:00:19+0000
very reasonable ..animals were super cool
Alberta Hosick House
Alberta Hosick House
2020-09-19T21:40:50+0000
It was a good time lots of animals to see
Chris Zufall
Chris Zufall
2020-09-16T21:06:17+0000
I guess I was expecting more than what it was. I understand you have to feed and care for animals but I wasn’t to... impressed with price vs animals on site. Even my grandson was expecting maybe some different animals to see, and wasn’t much adventure for the drive through.Thank you for reading.read more
Jennifer Hybarger
Jennifer Hybarger
2020-09-15T14:56:34+0000
We loved going on the behind the scenes tour, it was worth every penny we had kids from 3 to 16 and they all loved the... hands on experience of feeding the animals and learning about the animals❤️. Thank you for such a great experience we will be back again!read more
Laurie Jean Faltynek
Laurie Jean Faltynek
2020-09-14T01:19:31+0000
I recommend doing the behind the scenes. It's Educational and hands on. The animals are very sweet and the staff are... very friendly.read more
Tara Hueston
Tara Hueston
2020-09-13T02:22:44+0000
Today was our first trip and we will be returning. Super friendly staff and the drive through is awesome!! Animals... only inches from you ❤read more
Danielle Turner
Danielle Turner
2020-09-13T01:53:34+0000
My family and I had a great time. We live 2 hours away and felt it was worth the drive. The staff was helpful and... friendly.read more
Bonne Volk
Bonne Volk
2020-09-13T01:40:21+0000
Behind the scenes UTV tour was great! ♥️ feeding and petting animals. We all enjoyed. 🐫🦓🐪🐎🐐🐏🦌🦙🦆🐻
Joyce Orwick
Joyce Orwick
2020-09-08T20:17:48+0000
We had so much fun! I would do it again anytime! I recommend it to everyone!
Cheryl Johnsen Frankowski
Cheryl Johnsen Frankowski
2020-09-08T19:43:06+0000
you can't feed the animals or pet them. you can't roll down your windows. you literally just drive through. 30 min... tops. in the petting zoo area you get barely any feed in a cup for $1.read more
Kayla Demlow
Kayla Demlow
2020-09-08T14:38:06+0000
Great family ran facility! Well kept property and very well loved animals. We will be back
Lisa Wall
Lisa Wall
2020-09-08T00:36:32+0000
Well worth the drive it was a lot of fun. We loved Randy the camel. The lemon ice cream was really good. Will be going... back again.read more
Vanessa M Tucker- Clayton
Vanessa M Tucker- Clayton
2020-09-05T23:26:39+0000
We had a very nice time ,we went early ,so it wasn’t crowded,the drive thru was great for my 3 year old grandson and... then he really enjoyed the petting zoo ,upon leaving the line to get in was terribly longread more
Corey Millinger
Corey Millinger
2020-09-05T21:49:36+0000
definitely would highly recommend behind the scenes tour..children and adults greatly enjoyed it!
Manny Vesely
Manny Vesely
2020-08-31T21:28:19+0000
such a cute place, loved the drive thru part.
Lori Hipsher Thacker
Lori Hipsher Thacker
2020-08-30T04:24:17+0000
Our granddaughters had the best time and memories were made!!! Highly recommend this place ... family fun
Cindy Appenzeller
Cindy Appenzeller
2020-08-30T02:04:20+0000
Awesome! It was sooooo fun!’
Christa Sawka
Christa Sawka
2020-08-30T00:35:08+0000
great fun for little kids!
Tina Huckleby
Tina Huckleby
2020-08-29T20:46:35+0000
you can do drive thru and walk thru and staff was very friendly. animals was awsome
Tiffany Patient
Tiffany Patient
2020-08-29T20:07:51+0000
We had a great time. The kids really enjoyed it!
Kim Kauffman
Kim Kauffman
2020-08-24T12:15:46+0000
Loved spending the Day at Aikman’s with my family! The kids had a blast and carry around the stuffed animals with them... wherever they go! It’s adorable! Love this family friendly atmosphere, it’s good to be out in the fresh air experience God’s Creation.read more
Lorri Perry Jackson
Lorri Perry Jackson
2020-08-23T02:31:50+0000
I visited your park today aug. 22 2020. With my son-and his wife and 2 grandkids. We had a terrific time! We did the... drive thru first then we walked through it. Amazing wonderful and so exciting! The kids got to feed the animals and my grandson got to see his favorite animal foxes! The kiddos got ice cream for a special treat. The park was so clean and the staff were very friendly. The only thing I wish they had was a posted sign of what kind of animals were in the drive thru. I know they all seemed to get along but wasn’t sure what some of them were. I hope this place keeps growing. Will visit again! Thank u all!read more
Aliyah Lauryn
Aliyah Lauryn
2020-08-23T02:22:51+0000
Absolutely AMAZING! Highly recommend the behind the scenes!
Donna Estacion Kusche
Donna Estacion Kusche
2020-08-21T21:59:01+0000
We did the petting walking part and enjoyed it. Very inexpensive. Nice shaded playground too.
Don Harris
Don Harris
2020-08-17T04:34:06+0000
My kids and Girlfriend were ABSOLUTELY blown away by the behind the scenes package! 100% recommend for and group ages... 5+ ! ! !read more
Yolanda Soto
Yolanda Soto
2020-08-17T02:24:42+0000
seeing all the animals and driving up to them. it was fantastic
Ashley Nicole Morley
Ashley Nicole Morley
2020-08-16T23:01:37+0000
We had so much fun! Everyone I saw wore a mask when around others, and the staff was so friendly! My kids had a blast... and we will definitely be back!read more
Jessica Jordan
Jessica Jordan
2020-08-16T18:36:03+0000
A quick day trip for lots of fun for the whole family!!
Catherine Crawford
Catherine Crawford
2020-08-16T01:01:42+0000
wonderful experience, got to pet animals and feed them.
Laura Arney
Laura Arney
2020-08-15T18:49:47+0000
This was a fun afternoon. We would go back for sure.
Michael J Lissak
Michael J Lissak
2020-08-14T21:30:48+0000
Family friendly. Nice small kid friendly mini zoo. Enjoyed it.
Dawn Faltynek-Gluszek
Dawn Faltynek-Gluszek
2020-08-14T04:42:44+0000
I highly Recommend the behind the scenes it was a blast! I loved the contact with the animals we all had a wonderful... time I would do it again The place is very well-kept clean and the people are very friendly! You can tell the animals are well taken care of we even did the drive-through.read more
Bob Burchfield
Bob Burchfield
2020-08-13T21:52:24+0000
Had a great time there today! Did the Behind the Scenes tour and got up close and personal with several animals. ... Nice place, well maintained, and knowledgeable guides.read more
Jess Vannoy
Jess Vannoy
2020-08-11T17:11:30+0000
The VIP tour was great fun for the family.
Brenda Marina
Brenda Marina
2020-08-10T22:07:40+0000
Nice place. My two year old grandson enjoyed it, especially the petting zoo.
Cathy Hinz Harmon
Cathy Hinz Harmon
2020-08-09T02:11:15+0000
first time there we will definitely be back we drive 2 hours staff was very friendly place was very clean. loved all... the animals.read more
Rob Kelley
Rob Kelley
2018-08-13T20:31:51+0000
Tyler Halterman
Tyler Halterman
2018-08-08T23:02:53+0000
Sarah Pigg
Sarah Pigg
2018-08-06T14:23:27+0000
Our family visited yesterday and loved both the wagon ride and walking trails. The grounds were well maintained and the... staff was wonderful. Getting up close and feeding the animals made the 1 hr drive so worth it. We will be back.read more
Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas
2018-08-05T17:08:35+0000
Spent 3+ hours exploring the park. My children (3 and 4) has an absolute blast. My mother (78) was like a little kid... again feeding the animals. It was an absolute beautiful day and I can not wait to go back!!read more
Amanda Badger
Amanda Badger
2018-08-01T14:02:32+0000
Aikman Wildlife Adventure is such a beautiful, clean park. There are a lot of animals to see, and they all have large... spacious enclosures. The Aikman's take a lot of pride in what they do. I really enjoyed my visit and recommend this for families and field trips. You definitely want to do the the behind-the-scenes adventure!! Thanks for a great day!read more
Stacey Hamilton
Stacey Hamilton
2018-07-28T13:32:28+0000
We went to Aikman Wildlife with our 18 month old son, and he loved it. Perfect age. The area is very clean.
Jessica Cottrell Beyers
Jessica Cottrell Beyers
2018-07-28T00:05:51+0000
Had a great time! We will be back.
Jessica Keith
Jessica Keith
2018-07-23T21:29:27+0000
We had a great time here!!! My three year old loved it!
Mary Carraher Whitaker
Mary Carraher Whitaker
2018-07-15T02:51:54+0000
A fun, unique way to spend an afternoon with the grandkids. We all loved it! We did the behind the scenes tour and it... was so much fun. Our guide, James, was so good with our grandkids and all their questions. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Thank you for providing this really unique family friendly adventure.read more
Candace Pilkington
Candace Pilkington
2018-07-14T21:48:36+0000
AMAZING PLACE!!!!! The kids had an absolute BLAST! They treat their animals amazingly, and were so knowledgeable and... passionate about what they’re doing! Will be coming back for years to come!!read more
Joni Paine
Joni Paine
2018-07-11T19:51:57+0000
We went with our granddaughter on the behind the scenes adventure. She enjoyed it & took lots of cool pictures. It was... fantastic!!! James was our guide & we learned a lot! I highly recommend it!!!read more
Beth Branaman
Beth Branaman
2018-07-10T11:00:12+0000
My husband & I went on the drive & walk through. It was a lot of fun! My favorite part was the petting zoo! They have... many animals who appear to be well taken care of. Great experience!read more
Elise Howe
Elise Howe
2018-07-10T02:49:55+0000
I had a great day here with my nephews! We did the behind the scenes tour with James, and it was amazing! He is so... knowledgeable and friendly! It exceeded our expectations!read more
Theresa Wolke
Theresa Wolke
2018-07-09T01:58:44+0000
This is a great place for all ages to visit. We petted the kangaroos and took the ride through the park while feeding... the animals along the way. We also walked through and saw the other animals. My favorite were the rescued raccoons. The animals seemed very-well taken care of. The owners and workers also seemed to really enjoy their job and loved the animals.read more
Michael Woldahl
Michael Woldahl
2018-07-08T15:24:05+0000
Great staff, interaction with the animals was spectacular! The kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Haley Huddleston
Haley Huddleston
2018-07-02T20:05:10+0000
We went today and did the Behind the Scenes tour for my daughters 6th birthday and it was AWESOME! So much fun to see... and learn about all their animals! We definitely enjoyed our day!read more
Rebecca Pontious
Rebecca Pontious
2018-07-01T19:22:28+0000
Had so much fun, the kids loved feeding the animals & Randy was a favorite!
Scott Spillman
Scott Spillman
2018-06-29T19:27:35+0000
Had a great time there Monday! Would recommend to everyone!
Ann Zinyemba
Ann Zinyemba
2018-06-25T21:44:22+0000
Randy the camel bit my Dad! I understand animals can bite, but the staff was not very helpful. He was bleeding a lot... and not one staff member asked if he was ok. They finally got a first aid kit that wasn’t very stocked or helpful for large animal bite wounds. We asked questions about infection and acted as if we were dumb to be concerned about infection. They never asked my Dad’s name, info or nothing. I had been encouraging my son and daughter to feed Randy. After he bit my Dad, he was left out to take food from other patrons. We are not people to sue, but others be warned.read more
Becky Ryan
Becky Ryan
2018-06-24T19:05:14+0000
Totally love this place. The wildlife are all very well cared for and they know they are loved. Never in all my years... of going to zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. Have I ever seen hyenas so well kept and beautiful their coats just shines and the smile on his face he was one happy hyena. Will definitely be back. Very reasonable prices totally worth every dime spent which wasn’t that much. ������read more
Shannon Cundiff Hohn
Shannon Cundiff Hohn
2018-06-18T00:13:08+0000
Great place to take the kids! I recommend the wagon ride, up close experience with the animals!
Erik Wenberg
Erik Wenberg
2018-06-17T17:38:37+0000
This place is a new treasure in Central IL! We had such a great time on the behind the scenes adventure! When they say... it is up close and personal, they are not lying. We literally had elk, camel, zebra, buffalo and a variety of other animals eating out of our hand and practically sitting in our lap! It is obvious this family has a passion for rescue animals as they have hand built so many of the enclosures to give the animals a lot more activity and space! If you have kids that love animals, don’t miss this adventure! We will definitely be going back.read more
Crystal Campbell-Snoddy
Crystal Campbell-Snoddy
2018-06-16T18:03:32+0000
Wonderful place!! Highly recommend taking your kids and grandkids and doing the behind the scene tour!! We loved it!!
Sheree Park
Sheree Park
2018-06-07T23:57:40+0000
It was awesome when we went in 2017!
Connie Morse
Connie Morse
2018-06-04T21:37:11+0000
Very clean and friendly staff. Lots to see and do for all ages. We will be back soon!
Ashley Gasser
Ashley Gasser
2018-06-02T06:35:06+0000
Wagon ride was amazing! Where else can you get up close and personal with all kinds of animals. Fun experience, we... can't wait to come back and see Randy, he's a riot!read more
Mary Turpen Clc
Mary Turpen Clc
2018-05-22T02:52:49+0000
Jo Watkins
Jo Watkins
2018-05-12T20:04:17+0000
Awesome place and so hands on and near the animals!! We Love it!! So glad it’s in our backyard and easy to get to!!... Can’t wait to go back!!read more
Sunni Deetz
Sunni Deetz
2018-05-08T23:35:34+0000