Mission Statement:

Big Run Wolf Ranch is a non-profit, federally licensed, educational facility which specializes in the education and conservation of North American wildlife.


Hey everyone! We will finally be opening BY APPT ONLY for small groups. There are 3 options available:

Option 1: Onsite Wildlife Education Show
Fee is $10 per person with a minimum of 20 people. The show is 1 1/2 hrs with another 30 min of free time to view the other animals.

Option 2: Private Tour up to 15 people - 60 min guided tour. Fee is a donation of your choice.

Please call 815-588-0044 to make an appt. Reservations are by phone only. Masks will be required for the safety of the animals as well as other people. Bring your own mask. We do not have any for sale. Everyone entering will be required to use hand and shoe sanitizer provided by us. Tables, chairs, bathrooms, and presentation space will be sanitized between groups. Hope to see you soon! ��

Option 3: Camping - Please see camping information under the events link.

"Shere Khan"


We are in need of items for the animals.

Please check out our Wish List page.

Look For Big Run Wolf Ranch on Facebook!


We are only open to the general public on the Family Days listed below:

Family Days 2021

10:00am - 4:00pm

Masks Required

April 24 (Crosstown Exotics)

May 22 (Incredible Bats)

June 26

July 24

Aug 21

Sept 18

Oct 16 (Incredible Bats)

Nov 27


For details, click here




Other Events:


If you would like a private presentation or party, please click on events.

Big Run has Camping!!

Tents Only, No RV's

Call 815-588-0044 to schedule camping.




All images and content © 2018 Big Run Wolf Ranch