Thursdays-Mondays: 10am – 5pm

Sundays: 12pm – 5pm

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Closed

(Open for group tours scheduled ahead of time on Tuesdays & Wednesdays) 

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. 

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.

Our Serval

How Can You Help

SABLE helps take part in conserving wildlife and endangered species, as well as educating the public. We would love to partner with you to help make this happen!

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Memorial Day Weekend Thru
Labor Day Weekend:
Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Current Spring Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

*Admission ends and Drive-Thru entry gates close 30 minutes prior to closing time.


We are located 5 miles west of Arcola and I-57 exit 203. We are also 5 miles east of Arthur.

Our address is:
125 N Country Road 425 E
Arcola, IL 61910


We take cash, check, debit and credit cards, as well as Apple/Google Pay (Touchless pay).


Most adventures can be booked online in advance. Our Walk-Thru Only, Drive-Thru Only, and Triple Crown adventures are not limited to a specific time or day within our operating hours (though admission ends and Drive-Thru entry gates close 30 minutes prior to closing). If you are unable to make it to the park on the day you purchased admission, we will still honor your purchase. Simply check-in at our Gift Shop or Ticket Booth.

Behind-the-Scenes Adventures are limited to parties of 5-8 and do have specific time slots on a schedule. We recommend booking these in advance.

Our Wagon Adventure is the only adventure that you cannot pre-purchase. Wagon tickets are sold on-site only on a first come, first served basis. Wagons may run one per hour or half-hour depending on weather and demand. Wagons may end early if there is very little demand.

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