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, as well as apple pay (Touchless pay).

Do we need to pre-book an Adventure?

Our Wagon Adventure is the only Adventure that you CANNOT make an appointment for. Wagon tickets are sold on-site only. Wagons run one per hour or half-hour depending on weather and demand.

All other Adventures can be booked online. Our Walk-Thru, Drive-Thru, Vehicle Only, and Prehistoric Adventures are not limited to a specific time of day within our operating hours. 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 have specific time slots.

Are outside pets allowed into the Drive-Thru 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.

Is the Walk-Thru path wheelchair accessible?

A majority of the Walk-Thru paths are concrete while other portions are constructed with loose dirt and gravel. Some spots are a little rougher than others and will take a little more effort to go on. If you are wanting to enjoy a Wagon Adventure, we have extra space at the front of the wagon that manually operated wheelchairs slide into.
*Please inquire with us about electric wheelchairs and for your specific needs.

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

Do you have a restaurant?

Our Watering Hole is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays.

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 fed from our Wagon Adventure or our Behind The Scenes Adventure. We provide you the food for both of these 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 our 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.

Are you still open on bad weather days?

If there is bad weather or in the colder months, please call 217-268-3500 or check out our Facebook Page the day you are coming out to confirm which specific Adventures are being offered for the day. All Adventures are dependent on weather conditions and the season. The Drive-Thru may be closed due to muddy paths. We always determine what we can offer 2 hours before the park opens on that day.

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