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A nice step back in time.

We took the grandkids on a day that grandparents are free. All of the activities are included... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Jim M
Sunbury, Ohio
Cute place, nice staff

Outside area of the park was closed due to the rain and some flooding so we were only able to look... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
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Open May-October Wild West Themed Amusement Park, Museum and so much more! All rides and attractions are included in one admission price. Moms, Dads and Grandparents are sure to have fun too! Experience a day of fun as you pan for gold pyrite at the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
8512 S Union Rd, Union, IL 60180-9661
+1 815-923-9000
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Donley's Wild West Town with our 5 and 3 year old grandchildren. As others have mentioned, it's slightly run down but it's perfect for young children. They shot arrows and pop guns, panned for gold, rode the ponies, rickety roller coaster, canoe and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Geeky1
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first time and we had a blast. We will be making this an annual trip. We went to the railway museum one day and this place the next day! Loved both places, wish there was a hotel slightly closer, but there is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We were looking for an adventure to take our four grandkids on and we chose Donley's Wild West Town. We arrived at about 1:15 p.m. and left at about 5:45 p.m. with four tired grandkids. One of the nice things that we found when we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Spent the day at the Wild West Town located in Union, Illinois. This is a terrific place for a family visit. All the activities are included in the admission price, and there are plenty of things for young children, tweens, and teens to do. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rose S
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Staff was excellent, very friendly and in character. Overall a little rundown but definitely worth a day trip. We spent about four hours here and my four, five and nine-year-old enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert_McMahon
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We took the grandkids on a day that grandparents are free. All of the activities are included. There is a limit of 2 times per person for each activities, however the grandkids could use our punch card. Also since it was not too busy, they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Outside area of the park was closed due to the rain and some flooding so we were only able to look at the museum inside. We saw a sign coming into town and wanted to stop by out of curiosity (and to use the restroom/buy...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We took our grandkids there for the day. They didn't want to leave. Loved the show! It was very kid friendly. Small enough to keep track of them but large enough for lots of fun for them!!!!! Thumbs up to the great staff

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank linda8184
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I went here with my two nephews and they were of perfect age for this place. All of the staff are dressed in wild west outfits and were super nice. I loved that this isn't as big as some of the other places we have...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 833gretchenv
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Been to Wild West Town as a kid, and recently took with my children (Ages: 8 and 2) there. They both had a great time panning for gold, riding the roller coasters and ponies, and completing the various actives on their punch cards. The show...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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7 March 2017|
Response from HAZELoftheNORTH | Reviewed this property |
For rides, nothing really aimed for teens. Majority are for little kids. The following are activities that teens can do but not sure how enjoyable this is for them: 1) Take a photo in the jail cell of the Sheriff's office 2... More
2 July 2016|
Response from SMC48 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is closed. Only the ice cream parlor, saloon and candy store are serving food. Prices are reasonable.