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Wildlife Prairie Park is proud to
continue its mission of conservation, education, and recreation to its nearly 140,000 annual visitors.
As one of the Midwest’s leading destinations, visitors from across the globe have enjoyed the beauty and wonder of
Wildlife Prairie Park.
Set on the Peoria Lake waterfront
in suburban East Peoria, this modern casino is 0.9 miles from I-74 and 2.9 miles from Downtown.
The casino features slot machines and table games. Meals are available in a fine dining restaurant, 3 casual
eateries and a deli, and there's a fitness center, a gift shop and 20,000 sq ft of meeting space.
What is perhaps Illinois
most spectacular Championship golf course is set in rolling hills and forested valleys, surrounded by the
beautiful homes of WeaverRidge. This is a community unrivaled anywhere in Central Illinois, planned for gracious
living and challenging golf for players of all ages and abilities.
The Heart of Illinois Fair is
an annual fair featuring livestock competitions, rides, concessions, motor contests, and concerts. It has been held
every year since 1949 in Peoria, Illinois.
The Spirit of Peoria, located on
Northeast Water Street, is an authentic paddlewheel-driven boat that offers one to five day cruises on the Illinois
River and on the Mississippi River. Built in 1988, the Spirit of Peoria is 160 feet long and 47.5 feet high. It has
a capacity of 487 passengers and features four decks. The boat is unusual in that it is powered exclusively by
paddle wheels and uses no propellers or thrusters.
Senara Health and Healing Center &
Spa is a 12,000 square foot facility that includes the 7,000 square foot Senara Spa. The center offers a full range of
health treatments, including spa treatments such as facials, manicures and pedicures, massage, water therapies,
waxing, and more.
World on Wheels is a
Segway tour along Peoria’s RiverFront. There are 30-minute, one-hour, and two-hour Segway tours, and the company
also offers a 30 minute tour on Quadracycle bikes. The tours are guided and narrated, and guests learn about the
history of the area as they stop to listen and take photos along the way.
Located on North Park Road,
Corn Stock Theatre is an outdoor community theater that presents high quality stage performances to Peoria and
the surrounding areas. Its goal is to make the productions affordable so that everyone can experience the world
of live theater with its talented actors, dancers, and musicians. There are five performances per year, each
of which is held under a big-top style tent during the summer months.
The Caterpillar Visitors Center
is a fascinating look at the company, the iron and the people making sustainable progress possible around the
world. From the humble beginnings of the first tractor to the companys present-day leadership in building
infrastructure and powering the planet—it's all right here in downtown Peoria.
Bring the whole family to Peoria zoo where you
can visit a historic park with over 100+ species (some endangered). Explore Africa, feed the giraffes, and so much more at the
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park!
Dozer Park, originally OBrien Field and
formerly Chiefs Stadium, is a baseball field located in downtown Peoria, Illinois. It is the home of the
Peoria Chiefs, the Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals; the Chiefs previously played at Meinen Field.
The college baseball team of Bradley University also uses the field.
The Peoria Riverfront Museum is a public museum of art,
science and culture located in downtown Peoria, Illinois. It contains a planetarium, a giant
screen theater, exhibits, collections, educational classes, and public outreach. The museum
opened in October 2012. A specialty resource of the museum is the Illinois River Encounter,
a family-oriented gallery that attempts to be the definitive aquarium of the Illinois River,
which flows adjacent to the museum.
Peoria Civic Center is
a convention center located in downtown Peoria, Illinois. It has an arena, theater, exhibit
hall and meeting rooms. It was built in 1982 and completed an expansion to its lobby and meeting
facilities in 2008.
The Wheels O’ Time Museum features a collection of antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun.
Grand View Drive is a 2.52 mile
meandering pleasure driveway constructed in 1903. The “world’s most beautiful drive,” as President
Theodore Roosevelt referred to it in a visit to Peoria in 1910, offers visitors numerous
panoramic scenic views of the Illinois River Valley and the chance to view many historic and remarkable
homes lining it. The drive is especially beautiful in autumn, with the ever-changing colors of fall leaves.
The Peoria PlayHouse Childrens Museum provides
children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world. We do this in
part through understanding, supporting, and promoting play in the fullest sense of the word, one that
includes imagination and creativity.
Nestled in the
beautiful forested bluffs of the Illinois River, visitors to this unique 540-acre nature center
and preserve will experience the natural realm of Illinois, where they will find seven miles of hiking
trails through both forested woodlands, prairie openings and a natural history museum and bird observation room.
Surround yourself with
spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the blazing color of autumn, the garden offers a
tranquil setting to enjoy the beauty of each passing season. Established in 1951, Luthy Botanical
Garden encompasses five acres and offers over a dozen theme gardens, a conservatory, a garden gift
shop educational programming, numerous events, a rotating sculpture exhibit and magnificent floral displays.
Giant Oak Park is
one of the District’s smallest parks, with a single tree and a giant name.
It contains a small parking and picnic area, and is home to a large burr oak tree, believed to be at least 300 years old.
Its branches span at least 100 feet and the trunk is 13 feet in circumference. This park features the Historic Easton Fountain
as a part of its landscape
The Decker-Grebner-Van Zandt Observatory,
otherwise known as Jubilee observatory, was built on the grounds of Jubilee State Park in
an effort to escape the Peoria city lights. Over the years however, the city has been growing
ever closer, and obscuring the night sky with light pollution. The observatory has two domes
that house a 24-inch Newtonian Reflector and a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain.
Peoria Speedway is clean, safe, loud, & loads
of family fun. It offers plenty of free parking and a low entry fee for adults while providing hours of fun,
be sure and bring ear protection. There are plenty of concessions available that include snacks, soft drinks,
and adult beverages. Enjoy a great summer evening of fun for the entire family.