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Donleys Wild West Town Union

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Donleys Wild West Town
8512 South Union Road
Union
IL
60180
Tel: 815-923-9000

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The excitement and charm of the Old West come alive at Donley's Wild West Town in Union, Illinois. Here you can experience life in the style of the Wild West where gunslingers have showdowns, and a narrow gauge train whistles past the Blacksmith's Shop, Print Shop, Jail, Saloon and Sweet Phyllis Gold Mine.
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    We have been going to Wild West Town for three years. We have never had a bad experience. Every ride has always worked. The staff is so well trained. These are mostly college aged workers. We have never seen one out of character, texting or not being polite. We have four kids age 2-6 and they love it more than any other place. Mr. Donley himself treated our family to ice cream and gold nuggets as a special treat for our birthday celebration. Our kids reenact the show over and over at home.
    This is a must for kids ~age 9 and younger.

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    I brought my three year old son here this summer and he loved it. Yes, it was a little pricey, but once you pay admission, just about all of the rides/attractions inside are free. They really have a LOT to see and do. My only complaint would be that a lot of the staff wasn't very friendly to my child or to myself. Some didn't even greet us or make eye contact when we approached their attraction. There were a lot of young kids working and you could just tell they weren't enjoying themselves and didn't want to be there. However, we did have a great...Read More

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    The place is for 8 years and younger not up to 11 as described. Price WAY TOO HIGH for what they offer. The bow and arrow site was cheap broken down equipment. The cork gun shooting range was set up up with rings stuck in the bottle tops so could not be hit. The sling shot area had half of the sling shots broken. The canoes were for 50# or lighter children. The show was cheesy but my heart went out to the kids that performed, they did a good job and had to do all sorts of other jobs between the shows. Some of the staff (teenagers) were very...Read More

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    A great Western themed location for the family. I would recommend this location for kids ages 12 and under. The great part is that all the activities are included! Kids can pan for gold, participate in a gun fight show in the arena, bow and arrow activities, and canoe rides. A great place for a day trip, not too far from Chicago.

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    We stopped by this place to have lunch after a visit to the ILL Railroad Museum and the service was horrible. Food was cold and tasteless. After the waitress took the order that was it, never saw her again until she brought the bill. Someone from the kitchen I guess brought out the food and tried giving us some other tables stuff! We had to ask for a coffee refill, it never arrived. We had to ask another waitress if they were churning the kids' ice cream it took so long for them to bring it to them. We had to call over yet another waitress...Read More

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by Heidi Heck

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I brought my three year old son here this summer and he loved it. Yes, it was a little pricey, but once you pay admission, just about all of the rides/attractions inside are free. They really have a LOT to see and do. My only complaint would be that a lot of the staff wasn't very friendly to my child or to myself. Some didn't even greet us or make eye contact when we approached their attraction. There were a lot of young kids working and you could just tell they weren't enjoying themselves and didn't want to be there. However, we did have a great waitress inside the steakhouse and the man who was working in the art and craft building was extremely nice and did a great face painting for my son. Apart from those two, I was very disappointed in the staff. Other than that, the place is great. The shoot-em-up shows were funny and entertaining. The food was good. My three year old son was capable of trying just about every attraction, and he really seemed to enjoy himself.

by Renee Webster

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The place is for 8 years and younger not up to 11 as described. Price WAY TOO HIGH for what they offer. The bow and arrow site was cheap broken down equipment. The cork gun shooting range was set up up with rings stuck in the bottle tops so could not be hit. The sling shot area had half of the sling shots broken. The canoes were for 50# or lighter children. The show was cheesy but my heart went out to the kids that performed, they did a good job and had to do all sorts of other jobs between the shows. Some of the staff (teenagers) were very rude and showed no spirit to the town. Had to be younger than 11 (due to size) to ride most of the rides. Roller coaster broken down, no discount offered. Offered a voucher for next time, however this WILL NEVER HAPPEN. Do not recommend.

by Al Ram

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We stopped by this place to have lunch after a visit to the ILL Railroad Museum and the service was horrible. Food was cold and tasteless. After the waitress took the order that was it, never saw her again until she brought the bill. Someone from the kitchen I guess brought out the food and tried giving us some other tables stuff! We had to ask for a coffee refill, it never arrived. We had to ask another waitress if they were churning the kids' ice cream it took so long for them to bring it to them. We had to call over yet another waitress to take the bill! I didn't even want to leave the 10% tip that I left! Never again!

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