Proof, there are Reindeer in Illinois
“Yes, there are Reindeer in Illinois.” They are beautiful animals, which were flown in from Alaska. You will hear the ‘clickity click’ of their big hooves. They don’t go on housetops until December 25th until then, you can see these fabulous creatures at Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul.
Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch was created in 1995 by Julie and Mark Hardy and family when they purchased their first two reindeer to help sell Christmas Trees on their farm. http://www.reindeerranch.com/
They now have 16 reindeer to help pull Santa’s sleigh.
Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
Take the Reindeer tour and surround yourself with these magical animals of the North. You’ll have a chance to feed them and you can even give them a ‘reindeer kiss’ – if you’re brave. It’s a great photo opportunity.
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Christmas is a magical time of the year with the Reindeer. Take a Reindeer tour and get up close and friendly with Klondike, Flurry, Mistletoe and the other Reindeer. For a fun Holiday treat stop to see the reindeer at Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch as they get ready for their big day. They are stationed at Hardy’s all year along, while they wait for next Christmas.