Peoria CVB

Motorcoach Tour Operators

Volume 1, Issue 2 - December 2011 - February 2012

Featured Events 

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It's not too late to visit the 2011 Winter Wonderland!

Celebrate the holidays with a million sparkles of excitement during the 27th annual East Peoria Festival of Lights. This year is said to be the biggest Winter Wonderland ever with some of your old favorites making their return while the amazing Budweiser Clydedales and the Starship Enterprise continue to amaze!  More than 500 lighted displays have been set up - some making a return after a decade- long absence - to mesmerize the carloads of visitors!

More on the Festival of Lights


Peoria Attending ABA

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The Peoria Area will be attending the American Bus Association in Grapevine, Texas!

Are you making your appointments for the American Bus Association (ABA) 2012 Marketplace?  ABA Button

Meet with Cheryl Bockhold-Sloan, the Leisure/Group Business Development Manager, to hear about the many NEW attractions to tour in the Peoria Area in 2012. Click on the icon to email Cheryl about ABA

Book an overnight tour in the Peoria Area with Cheryl for 2012 by April 15, 2012, and receive a complimentary wine and cheese reception for your group!

Want to attend the Tour Illinois Dine Around on Saturday, Jan. 7? 
Call Cheryl 309-282-3279 to reserve your spot on this always eventful night! 


Success Stories

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Twenty-five Turner Coach passengers took part in a Mystery Tour Oct. 26-27 in the Peoria Area.  Some of the sites they visited included Morton, Ill., the Pumpkin Capital of the World and home to Nestle-Libby's pumpkin canning plant, the Ronald Reagan Museum in Eureka and Toraason Glass, a contemporary hand blown glass art studio in Peoria.

To book this tour or others like it, contact Cheryl Bockhold-Sloan today 309-282-3279 or  

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Sample Itineraries

New for 2011 and 2012 Peoria Holiday Group Itineraries:

Bass Pro Shops - Enjoy shopping, dining and bowling, or just take in the array of festive holiday decorations and fish and wildlife mounts.

Kightlinger Antiques & Collectibles - The largest Christmas shop in central Illinois.  With more than 65,000 ornaments and 10,000 lights decorating 80 trees - You will surely be amazed! 

Peoria Riverfront Museum - Opening fall 2012 in Peoria's Downtown.  A fusion of art, history, science and achievement through collections and programs, the museum boasts a 40-foot dome planetarium and giant six-story screen digital theater.

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Opening in late 2012 will be the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center in Downtown Peoria. 

The museum is a fusion of art, history, science and achievement through collections and programs.  Inside will be a 40-foot dome planetarium and a giant six-story screen digital theater.  Also enjoy year-round exhibits such as the IHSA Peak Performance Center.

Exhibits featuring Caterpillar's heritage and history, product development, manufacturing and more will be on display at the Visitors Center, located adjacent to the Peoria Riverfront Museum.  There's also a full-size replica of a 797 mining truck that is 24 feet tall and houses a movie theater. 


Stay tuned each issue for updates on their progress!

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Contact :


Cheryl Bockhold-Sloan

Leisure/Group Business Development Manager

You won't want to miss the holiday season in the Peoria Area! Call Cheryl today to arrange your tour 309-282-3279All overnight groups receive a special welcome gift! 


For more information on Motorcoach and Group Tours in the Peoria Area, check out the full Group Tour Section on for all of your travel needs!

In This Issue

Featured Events

What's special about the Peoria Area this upcoming season?

Peoria Attending ABA 

Success Stories 

Read about why the Peoria Area is a great destination for motorcoach. 

Sample Itinerary

Plan your next motorcoach or group tour today with our FREE sample itineraries!

Upcoming Attractions

Find out the new and under-construction Peoria Area attractions.

Coupons & Hot Deals

Hotel Special Packages

Visitors Guide

Photos & Videos