One of the greatest mistakes I've seen in reviews for places like Wildlife Prairie, is the expectation that it will be a 5 star hotel. It definitely isn't, but if you like the idea of staying in a log cabin, caboose, grain silo, or stable, this is probably a good destination for you. My wife and I have stayed in all except for the stables and we have decided the cabooses are our favorite. The cabin does have a very nice view though. It is a unique experience and will likely be an enjoyable one for the adventure seeking like my wife and I. Also, if you happen to be there on a Sunday, don't pass up the Sunday Brunch. It is one of the best buffets I have ever eaten at.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 2,000 acre zoological park in central Illinois is the home to a variety of native animals to the area. With our unique lodging accommodations, you can sleep right next to a herd of bison and elk, hear the wolves howl at the moon, or even hear the hoot of an owl in the night. There is no other place in the area like Wildlife Prairie Park for a unique overnight experience. Whether you are a family looking for your next getaway, a business professional seeking a different kind of overnight experience, or just someone who likes the thrill of adventure, look no further than Wildlife Prairie Park for your overnight stay. Pet Policy: As much as we love animals, their safety is our #1 priority. There are no pets allowed through the East Side Gates at Wildlife Prairie Park. For animal and human safety, Wildlife Prairie Park reserves the right to deny any guests with pets access to the Park. We apologize for any inconvenience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wildlife Prairie State Park Hotel Peoria