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.
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)
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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