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Frequently Asked Questions



Where are you located?

A:  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?

A:  Click to see our Hours

Entry gates close 30 minutes prior to closing time.


What forms of payment do you accept?

A:  We take cash, check, debit and credit cards.


Do we need to pre-book an Adventure?

A:  Our Behind-the-Scenes Adventure is the only one you need to make and appointment for. Our Wagon Adventure is first come, first served, but are running at least every hour. They are running every 30 minutes during busy times. Usually the last Wagon time is 3:30 unless there is a high demand for a 4:00 Wagon.


Are outside pets allowed into the Drive-thru or other parts of the park?

A:  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?

A:  Click to see our Rules of the Road


Do you have a restaurant?

A:  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?

A:  All vehicles must have solid tops and doors on to enter the Drive-thru section of our park.


Can I feed the animals?

A:  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 are Petting Zoo is located. Feeding is allowed at the Petting Zoo for $1/cup.


Can I get out of my vehicle?

A:  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?

A:  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?

A:  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 2 participate in the Behind-the-Scenes Adventure?

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


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