Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul is always a local favorite this time of year! Just a $4 fee to get up close and personal with the reindeer. The staff lets visitors pet and feed them while they provide a brief history about reindeer and answers any questions. A lot of fun for the little ones!
Hardy’s also has a very cozy gift shop….a great place to stop in from the cold. You can sit around a potbelly stove sipping hot cocoa that’s for sale and browse through the lodge and gift shop.
You can finish up your day at their Christmas tree farm. They have a pre-cut selection or you can cut your own if you prefer.
Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch: 1356 County Rd. 2900 N. – Rantoul, IL
November 22nd through December 23rd: 10 am – 7 pm daily
Christmas Eve: 10 am – 2 pm ( Closed Christmas Day )
After Christmas hours: 10 am – 5 pm daily. Our Last Day: December 28th