Peoria, Illinois

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Peoria, Illinois, USA

Attractions in Peoria, Illinois


  • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
    21 Blackjack Boulevard, East Peoria, IL 61611
    815-875-2184, This is a 1,800 passenger Par-A-Dice Riverboat that offers year-round high-stakes riverboat gaming on the Illinois River. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • John C. Flanagan House
    942 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603
    309-674-1921, The oldest house in Peoria was built in 1837 by a young Philadelphia lawyer. more info  map

  • Pettengill-Morrin House
    1212 West Moss Avenue, Peoria, IL 61606
    309-674-1921, This Victorian Mansion which was built in 1868 lies in a historic preservation district and contains Jean Morron's collection of antique furnishings and artifacts. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • African-American Museum Hall of Fame
    309 Dusable Street, Peoria, IL 61605
    309-673-2206, Exhibits are the collection, study and exhibition of African-American life and culture. more info  map

  • Apollo Fine Arts and Entertainment Center
    311 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602
    309-673-4343, A great place for your next meeting, party, concert or film. Plus a hour long tour of Peoria history. more info  map

  • Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
    305 Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
    309-674-6822, Located on Peoria’s riverfront, the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays. more info

  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
    1125 West Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614
    309-686-7000, The largest museum of its kind in Western Illinois. This museum features a renowned planerarium with the world's largest solar system model. more info  map

  • Wheels O'Time Museum
    11923 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL 61602
    309-243-9020, Take a tour through this hands-on museum featuring vintage and classic automobiles, gasoline engines, airplanes, jukeboxes, toys, real and model trains, a spinning wheel... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden
    2218 North Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603
    309-686-3362, This 5,000 square foot conservatory features special events and displays scheduled throughout the year. more info  map

  • Glen Oak Zoo
    2218 North Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603
    309-686-3365, A unique hands-on discovery and activity area. more info  map

  • Tower Park
    1222 East Kingman, Peoria, IL 61616
    309-682-8732, Enjoy a panoramic view of the Illinois River from the comfort of a glass-enclosed elevator that takes you up 175 feet to one of three observation decks. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Historic Trolley
    309-672-2860, Enjoy a trip back in time down Peoria streets that will provide you better understanding of Peoria's illustrious past. With narration provided by the Peoria Historical... more info  map


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