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Aikman Wildlife Adventure

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Great visit!

I have been following the Facebook site since it was linked from Rockhome Gardens. We haven't had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen W
Manteno, Illinois
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Fun filled day for whole family

We went on a Saturday morning with family members ranging from 1 year old to 50 years old. Our... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Arthur, United States
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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible0%
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“walk thru”(7 reviews)
“petting zoo”(8 reviews)
Zebras in the midwest??!! YES!! Aikman Wildlife Adventure is a wildlife sanctuary located in Arcola Illinois. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of life possible to all wildlife in need, while maintaining a family friendly environment...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
125 N County Road 425E, Arcola, IL 61910-3756
+1 217-268-3500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been following the Facebook site since it was linked from Rockhome Gardens. We haven't had a chance to make it until now. Very cool! Our teens loved it. We arrived around 1:00. We couldn't do the tour until 3:30. We were concerned there...More

Thank Karen W
Odyssey815186, Front Office Manager at Aikman Wildlife Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for coming out and we appreciate the pleasant review! We hope to see you again at our park.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went on a Saturday morning with family members ranging from 1 year old to 50 years old. Our group of 12, 4 kids under age of 6 years and 8 adults, had a great time on the wagon tour. The animals were very interactive....More

Thank ashleygT8571DF
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The Behind the Scenes tour is a unique experience and will not disappoint! We spent about 3 hours at the facility and loved every moment. We are already planning to return in the fall.

1  Thank MrsOchs
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We just got back. You can tell that it is still coming together. Very clean, and uses some of the old Rockholme Garden buildings. The kids will like the feeding zoo, because it has more than goats and cows. The bear was visible, but they...More

Thank frwty
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted to have a day trip that appeals to young kids and adults. We decided on the Wildlife Adventure and extremely happy with our choice. This is 45 minutes trip from Champaign. Once in town you need to be aware for directions signs. The...More

Thank cyclonesdan
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the wagon tour and also did the walk thru. The animals are in great shape and are well cared for. The wagon tour guide (forgot his name but we believe he is an owner) gave us a lot of information...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

A terrific stop! Behind the scenes is great. Toured with founder, inspirational story. Pet kangaroos, then took us out in 4 wheeler and fed and touched camels, zebras, e.t.c. This is a truly wonderful place... be sure to give it a try. You won't be...More

1  Thank piggy001
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It's clean and something new to see especially for children. Used to be the old Rockome Gardens, but I think it was time for something like this to take it's place.

Thank Pheenom38
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We brought our nieces to Aikman wildlife. They loved it! Ages are 11 and 8. It was very reasonabe and all animals were very well taken care of. I would recommend everyone to come.

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A great addition to the Arthur area. This used to be Rockome Gardens but the new owners have taken it a different direction and it is a fun, family experience that you won't find anywhere else in central Illinois. The opportunity to drive and/or walk-thru...More

Thank MarthaSY
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3 September 2018|
Response from ashleygT8571DF | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. They are open today for Labor day. A great resource to see what they are doing daily is their Facebook page. I know they are about to switch over to their fall hours. Their Facebook page says they... More
Rebecca L
4 July 2018|
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Response from MarthaSY | Reviewed this property |
I think the above review by Dawn G pretty well answers your question. I would say a couple of hours is a good estimate.