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. Out front: a bronze statue of galloping gunslingers.

8512 S. Union Rd, Union, IL
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.
Summer daily 10-6; weekends Sep.-Oct. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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