Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

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

What are your hours?

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Entry gates close 30 minutes prior to closing time.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We take cash, check, debit and credit cards.

Do we need to pre-book an adventure?

Our Behind-the-Scenes Adventure is the only Adventure that you can make an appointment for. Our Wagon Adventure is first come, first serve. The wagons run every 30 minutes during busy times, be aware that this means there may or may not be a longer wait time. Usually, the last Wagon of the day is 3:30 unless there is a high demand for a 4:00 Wagon.

Are outside pets allowed into the drive-thur or other parts of the park

Personal animals are not allowed on the Aikman Wildlife Adventure property outside of Registered service animals in limited areas.

What are your "rules of the road" for your drive-thru?

Do you have a restaurant?

Our Watering Hole is located inside the park and has cookies, pretzels, drinks and hand-dipped ice-cream.

The former Rockome Gardens Restaurant is now Reclaimed Food & Spirits.

Another company operates the restaurant so please click here for current hours.

What is your policy on open-air vehicles?

All vehicles must have solid tops and doors on to enter the Drive-thru section of our park. Please see our Rules of the Road for additional information.

Can I feed the animals?

Drive-thru animals can only be feed from our Wagon Adventure or our Behind-the-Scenes Adventure. We provide you the food for both of those Adventures. There is no feeding allowed from your own vehicle. Inside the Walk-Thru section of our park is where our Petting Zoo is located. Feeding is allowed at the Petting Zoo for $1 per cup.

Can I get out of my vehicle?

While in the Drive-thru section of are park you must remain inside of your vehicle at all times.

Is smoking allowed at your park?

Our park is smoke-free and our animals really appreciate it! Smoking and vaping are prohibited in the park.

Can I bring my own lunch to the park?

You are welcome to bring your own lunch and sit under one of the trees in the parking lot. However, no outside food can be brought into the park.

Can children under two participate in the behind-the-scenes adventure?

Yes, at the parent’s or legal guardian’s discretion.

*Please note that anything is subject to changes as needed by our park.

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