3826 N. Taylor Rd., Hanna City Illinois 61536
309-676-0998 Fax 309-676-7783
Wildlife Prairie Park is a 2,000-acre facility located in north central Illinois in Peoria County
about 5 miles west of Peoria
2 miles south of Interstate 74
. The formal name for the park is The Hazel & Bill Rutherford Wildlife Prairie State Park.
This unique park is home to a variety of native flora and fauna including black bear, bison, bobcat, cougar, elk, otter, waterfowl, wolves and more. Several species of wildflowers dot the restored prairie and a butterfly garden is always a favorite among the visitors.
The park is open from early March through mid-December and offers overnight accommodations in the form of stables, the "Cabin on the Hill", cottages by the lake or a renavated caboose. Food service as well as meeting and banquet rooms are part of the total package.
Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Lacon) Marshall State Park
(Manito) Spring Lake State Park
(Hanna City) Wildlife Prairie State Park
(Windsor) Wolf Creek State Park
12/14 Coming to The Hanna City area
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.