Wildlife Prairie State Park (WPSP) located just outside of Peoria, IL. Wildlife Prairie State Park has been often called a jewel in the Midwest. This 2,000 acre zoological park is home to over 150 animals that are native to Illinois. Annually, almost 150,000 visitors come to learn about wolves, bison, waterfowl, black bear, elk, cougar, otter and much more.
The park, its staff and the entire Central Illinois region hold this unique attraction very close to its heart. The parks’ mission of Conservation, Education and Recreation has been in place since its opening in 1978. We have a strong membership of 2,600 people and an amazing volunteer base of over 300 dedicated individuals.
Visitors also can enjoy an 1800’s Pioneer Homestead, a 58 foot slide, a train ride through the park, rustic lodging options (including a train caboose), fishing, one-of-a-kind special events, bronze statuary, Hazel’s Hill – a Native American meditation circle and unique meeting facilities.