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Groundhog Day

Thu02FebAll DayGroundhog Day(All Day: Thursday) 3826 N Taylor Rd Event Organized ByWildlife Prairie ParkCost: Free Admission from 6:00AM - 9:00AM Event Type Special Event


All Day (Thursday)


Wildlife Prairie Park

3826 N Taylor Rd

Event Details

What will Gertie see? Come find out!
Join us LIVE and cast your vote as Gertie the Groundhog makes her official weather prognostication. Will we have 6 more weeks of Winter or an early Spring? Join us at Visitor’s Center for entertainment, games, and prizes! Make it a staycation and enjoy discounts on one of our many cabin options. Visit the park before the Groundhog Day Event and complete ‘Gertie’s Scavenger Hunt’ for your chance to win a private ‘Meet and Greet’ with one of our Animal Ambassadors!

Park Opens Early at 6 a.m.
Enjoy FREE Park admission from 6 to 9 a.m. All entries at this time are welcome to stay and enjoy the park for the day. Regular admission fees apply after 9 a.m.

Schedule of Activities
6 to 9 a.m. – Complimentary warm beverages, crafts, and activities at the Visitor’s Center
6:15 a.m. – Live music and entertainment with local musician Barry Cloyd
7:08 a.m. – Sunrise and Gertie’s official weather prognostication
8:30 a.m. – Deadline for scavenger hunt entries
8:45 a.m. – Announcement of the WINNER of the Gertie’s Scavenger Hunt
9 a.m. – Meet the new pack and wolf feeding at the Wolf Overlook
1 p.m. – Keeper Chat

Scavenger Hunt Details
Runs from Friday, January 20 to Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. One entry per person. Winners do not have to be present to win. Winner will be notified and ‘Meet and Greet’ can be scheduled at a later date depending on staff availability.


Free Admission from 6:00AM – 9:00AM


Wildlife Prairie Park

309-676-0998 3826 N Taylor Rd, Hanna City, IL

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