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Come to Peoria early and stay out  late with all the exciting attractions and things to do in Peoria. Peoria’s  unique riverfront location plays host to numerous outstanding live entertainment  opportunities in the warmer months.  Come  and sample the different marvelous wines at one of Peoria’s three area  wineries.  Shop till you drop at our wide  variety of malls and chic boutiques or set out on an adventure and experience  the nature that Central Illinois has to offer at the local Peoria Zoo or the  Wildlife Prairie Park. There's so many ways to “Play in Peoria," and you can find out about each one of our wonderful attractions  below. Search by name or category, find out how to get there with the Google  map application and much more!  

Distinct  Midwest  seasons allow us to host an assortment of festivals, attractions and other fun  in our communities, big and small.  During the spring seasons we host the IHSA  State Basketball March Madness Tournament, garden shows, music festivals and  more! With the heat of summer, it’s the perfect time to head to Splashdown Waterpark  to cool off or swing by the riverfront in the evenings to enjoy a variety of  concerts at the CEFCU Center Stage. The fall months are the ideal time to take  a tour on the Spirit of Peoria or a short drive to Morton for the annual  Pumpkin Festival. The cool winter time is the only time to experience the East  Peoria Festival of Lights or see the longest running parade in America, the  Santa Claus Parade.

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A Hundred Acres Orchard & Market

  • 14180 1800 East St.
  • Princeton, IL 61356
  • Phone: (815) 915-8145
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A Hundred Acres Orchard & Market Stop by this fun-filled orchard featuring apples, muskmelon, watermelon, raspberries, crafts, salsa, candles, jams, jellies, butters, syrups, BBQ sauces, dips, soups, sugar-free jams and butters, perennials, plants, carmel dip, carmel apples, candy, gift...

Ackerman Farms

  • 27158 US HWY 150
  • Morton, IL 61550
  • Phone: (309) 266-7459
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Ackerman Farms Ackerman Farms, celebrating over 100 years as a working family farm, invites everyone to join us from the 3rd week in August through the 3rd week in December.  We feature over 150 different varieties of pumpkins and squash in all shapes and sizes, over 25...

Apollo Theatre

  • 455 S. Main St.
  • Princeton, IL 61356
  • Phone: (815) 875-1707
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Apollo Theatre The Apollo Theatre has been entertaining Bureau Valley since 1882. Late shows on Friday and Saturday are now being offered.


  • 820 S.W. Adams St.
  • Peoria, IL 61602
  • Phone: (309) 676-2787
  • Fax: (309) 676-0290
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ArtsPartners Your connection to Peoria arts and entertainment! Founded in 1999, ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to building awareness and economic viability of the arts by facilitating collaborative initiatives...

Attic Treasures - The Shoppes at the Red Brick Church

  • 104 S. Elms St
  • Washington, IL 61571
  • Phone: (309) 444-9494
  • Fax: (309) 444-9715
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Attic Treasures - The Shoppes at the Red Brick Church Attic Treasures - antiques, crafts and unique gifts, located in the Shoppes at the Red Brick Church. Fifty vendors on two floors. Open Monday -Sat. 10:30 to 5 pm, Sunday 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Closed on Holidays. (309) 444-9494.

Avanti's Dome

  • 3401 Griffin Ave.
  • Pekin, IL 61554
  • Phone: (309) 346-3663
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Avanti's Dome Tazewell County's newest sports complex. 75,900 square feet this versatile facility is unlike any other in all of Illinois. There is literally something for everyone as the Avanti's Dome plays host to soccer, softball and football leagues and tournaments,...

Ayer Public Library District

  • 208 Locust St
  • Delavan, IL 61734
  • Phone: (309) 244-8236
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Delavan's Ayer Public Library is one of just 17 Carnegie Librairies in Illinois and is listed on the National Regidster of Historic Places.

B.L. Kassabaum Artist's Gallery

  • 117 North Pleasant
  • Princeton, IL 61356
  • Phone: (815) 872-7081
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B.L. Kassabaum Artist's Gallery Limited edition prints, originals, conservation framing, appraisal art & photo restoration, cards.

Bass Pro Shops

  • 1000 Bass Pro Drive
  • East Peoria, IL 61611
  • Phone: (309) 427-3400
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Bass Pro Shops The East Peoria store will offer outdoor enthusiasts 31/2 football fields of shopping excitement with the area's largest selection of equipment and clothing for hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, outdoor cooking and more. A...

Bishop Hill Arts Council

  • P.O. Box 47
  • Bishop Hill, IL 61419
  • Phone: (309) 927-3311
  • Fax: (309) 927-3343
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Experience Utopia! Return to the serenity of our earlier time with a visit to this restored Swedish village. See traditional craftsmen at work, explore our 6 museums, visit our numerous and unique shops, and dine in one of our Swedish-American restaurants:...

Bureau County Historical Museum

  • 109 Park Ave West
  • Princeton, IL 61356
  • Phone: (815) 875-2184
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Bureau County Historical Museum The Bureau County Historical Society Museum is located behind the Courthouse square at the intersection of beautiful Park Avenue West and Pleasant Street in Princeton, Illinois. The museum consists of two buildings that are next door to each other: the...

Bureau County Metro Center

  • 837 Park Avenue West
  • Princeton, IL 61356
  • Phone: (815) 872-0840
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Bureau County Metro Center The Bureau County Metro Center is a 50,000 square-foot recreation center with full size gymnasium; 25-yard indoor swimming pool with wading pool and observation balcony; racquetball courts; weight room; cardio-vascular room, elevated running/walking track...

Captain Swift Covered Bridge

  • 1600 N Epperson Rd
  • Princeton, IL 61356
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Captain Swift Covered Bridge One Mile west of Princeton. The strength of the bridge comes from its burr arch design, an idea patented by Theodore Burr of New York in 1804. Made entirely of wood, it is the only two lane covered bridge in Illinois. An award winning bridge. Drive-through.

Caterpillar Visitors Center

  • 110 SW Washington
  • Peoria, IL 61629
  • Phone: (309) 675-0606
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Caterpillar Visitors Center 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 company's present-day leadership in building infrastructure...

Central Illinois Jazz Society

  • 441 E. High Point Dr
  • Peoria, IL 61614
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Central Illinois Jazz Society The Society encourages the younger generation to develop an interest in jazz. We have featured many college jazz bands and high school jazz bands as guest groups at our monthly programs. High school and college students have further developed their jazz...

Chillicothe Historical Society

  • 732 N. 4th Street
  • Chiilicothe, IL 61571
  • Phone: (309) 251-3260
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Chillicothe Historical Society Chillicothe Historical Society was created for the preservation of our heritage and history. We feature a Johnston McCully exhibit, "creator of fictional character Zorro."

CIAO-Central Illinois Artists Organization

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  • Peoria, IL 61602
  • Phone: (309) 696-3548
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CIAO (Central Illinois Artist Organization) was formed by local artists to improve awareness of local artists and art available in the Peoria Area and to promote CIAO First Fridays Studio Tours (every first friday of the month from 5pm to 9pm) and has grown...


  • 2105 N.E. Jefferson St.
  • Peoria, IL 61603
  • Phone: (309) 676-4040
  • Fax: (309) 676-8373
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CityLink Public transportation for Greater Peoria, CityLink provides services six days a week throughout the area 58 vehicles on 23 routes. Serving 8 communities Peoria, E. Peoria, Peoria Heights, West Peoria, Sunnyland, Pekin, Creve Coeur and Bartonville.

Club Cabaret

  • 1047 N. Main St.
  • Creve Coeur, IL 61610
  • Phone: 309-699-2053
  • Fax: 309-699-2067
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Club Cabaret Gentlemen’s Club (Exotic Adult Entertainment) offering limo service, wine, cigar, and caviar bar. Featuring “hand” car washes, $1.00 shoe shines, full-service barber/beauty salon with tanning booths, “Las Vegas” style billiard parlor, and an extensive menu...

Clubs at River City, The

  • 8603 N. University St.
  • Peoria, IL 61615
  • Phone: (309) 693-5700
  • Fax: (309) 693-5705
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Clubs at River City, The Multipurpose health, racquet & fitness facility featuring 12 indoor and 8 outdoor tennis courts, indoor & outdoor pools, yoga, pilates, spinning, body pump, basketball, volleyball, cardiovascular & weight equipment, and youth fitness center are...

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