Unleash Your Inner Explorer at Illinois’ Stunning Drive-Through Safari Zoo
When you think of safari, you typically envision vast plains, hot temperatures, and exotic wildlife. And what do you know, Illinois has... cornfields and unpredictable weather, so...we're close!
But don't be fooled by the lack of savannah and heatwaves, because Aikman Wildlife Adventure in Arcola, Illinois offers a unique animal experience that's just as exciting as any safari.
Who needs lions and elephants when you can feed zebras and pet pot-bellied pigs right from your own car! And who needs to worry about heat exhaustion when you can roll down your car windows and feel the cool Midwestern breeze?
Drive-Thru Safari Adventure
Located in Arcola, Illinois, the Aikman Drive-Thru Wildlife Adventure is the only one of its kind in Illinois. As you drive through the park, you'll see large free-roaming animals such as bison, watusi, and water buffalo.
But that's not all. You'll also have the chance to feed zebras, llamas, camels, donkeys, and more. With over 200 animals in the park, there's no shortage of things to see.
Walk-Thru Zoo Tour
If you want to get up close and personal with some of the smaller animals, then the Walk-Thru Zoo Tour is for you. In this area of the park, you're free to roam around and see animals such as pot-bellied pigs, hyenas, ring-tailed lemurs, and more. You'll also find a petting zoo area with pygmy goats, Texas Doll sheep, mini cows, and fallow deer.
Museum of Prehistoric Life
If you or your kids are interested in dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, then be sure to check out the Museum of Prehistoric Life exhibit. Here, you can explore lifelike scale models of prehistoric animals and learn about their fascinating history.
If you're looking for a fun and unique animal adventure, then look no further than Aikman Wildlife Adventure in Arcola, Illinois. With a drive-thru tour, walk-thru zoo tour, and Museum of Prehistoric Life exhibit, there's something for everyone.
Plus, it's only a couple of hours away from the Quad Cities. So what are you waiting for? Pack up the car and head to the safari park for an experience you won't forget!