Union, Illinois: Donley's Wild West Town

A Wild West town with live shows, roping lessons, a tomahawk throw, and other diversions you normally don't see in Illinois.
Address:
8512 S. Union Rd, Union, IL
Directions:
Hwy 20 and S. Union Rd. From Chicago take the Illinois Northwest Tollway (I-90) and exit at US Hwy 20 Hampshire/Marengo (3rd exit after paying toll at Elgin). Turn left (west) at the end of the exit ramp, go 4.5 miles to South Union Road, turn right.
Hours:
Summer daily 10-6; weekends Sep.-Oct. (Call to verify)
Phone:
815-923-9000
Admission:
Adults $16.00
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Four horsemen.

Donley's Four Cowboys Statue

Four cowboys stand guard in front of Donley's Wild West Town.

Donley's is a lot of fun. Along with the museum displays, there are train rides, roping lessons, a tomahawk throw, pony rides at the O.J. Corral, and gold pyrite panning. Wild West shows are at noon, 2 and 4:30.

[Vinny Gragg, 11/01/2010]
Theme Park to Sell Authentic Gallows

Donley's Wild West Town, a tourist theme park and steakhouse in Union, Illinois, is selling the former Cook County Jail gallows.

... [10/21/2006] Complete News Story

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