This is the fully operational town that pays homage to the Old West with 23 acres of sarsaparilla- and sagebrush-themed amusements.
This is the fully operational town that pays homage to the Old West with 23 acres of sarsaparilla- and sagebrush-themed amusements. Built in northwestern Illinois in 1979, Donley’s Wild West Town includes 14 buildings with two residences, offices, a warehouse, museum, restaurant, convention hall, and a commercial kitchen. Ideal for children between 3 and 11 years old, the park includes a working junior-sized steam locomotive that takes children for rides on its own railway, a 12-person silver mine-themed roller coaster, a handcrank-powered cart track, and a carousel centered in the town square. Covered wagons, rail fences, hay bales, and water barrels set the mood for pony rides, panning for gold, or plinking at targets at the slingshot range. The park’s buildings—saloon, jail, smithery, livery, and more—have facades that evoke the romance of period, from which issue a host of cowpokes, gunslingers, and rascals that perform a daily cowboy show replete with roping, hornswaggling, and fistfights (live actors not included). Its museum houses genuine memorabilia, including revolvers, spurs, boots, chaps, and more while an indoor living history display recreates a barbershop, doctor’s office, and pawn shop. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Please call 1-800-227-3528 for details.