Villa Park, Illinois: Animals of Safari Land

If you can't afford to go to Africa, you can pose with life-size plastic African animals outside of Chicago.

Safari Land

701 W. North Ave., Villa Park, IL
On the south side of Hwy 64/E. North Ave., midway between the intersections of Hwy 53 and 83.
Free to enter, pricing a la carte.
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Animals of Safari Land

There are large fiberglass animals outside a small, family-owned arcade/amusement park named Safari Land. Tourists often come, not for the indoor rollercoasters, but to take pictures with larger-than-life giraffes and elephants.

[Ben Perdue, 11/07/2015]

Safari Land is a peculiar, all-indoor amusement park, in what looks like an old supermarket. The entire front of the building is painted with an elaborate jungle mural; the life-size plastic giraffes and elephants stand in front of it. Sept. 2017: Photo added.

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