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Discover Illinois' River City

In 1680 French explorers first established a fort along the Illinois River where our communities now thrive. Before that, Native Americans settled in our region for centuries, creating a network of commerce and trade. Today, our great communities continue to be a hub for travel and business and a home to hundreds of thousands. We invite you to discover why the Peoria region has been so special, for so long, in so many hearts.


Enjoy the Peoria Area’s wide variety of area attractions, festivals and events! Read More arrow

Parks & Trails

With over seven miles of trails, it’s easy to spend an entire day at Forest Park Nature Preserve. They also offer classes... Read More arrow

A Step Back in Time

It was in 1680 that French explorers first established a fort along the Illinois River where the Peoria area communities now... Read More arrow

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Celebrating Juneteenth and Those Who Played in Peoria

Juneteenth, designated as a new Federal Holiday in the United States this year, is a celebration of

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit “T. rex: The Ultimate Predator”

“T. rex: The Ultimate Predator,” presented by CEFCU, has just begun its worldwide tour with its

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Featured Event

2021 Hosta Garden Walk

June 19, 2021

Enjoy a serene experience touring beautiful gardens and shop plants for sale! The Central Illinois Hosta Society hosts the 2021 Hosta Garden Walk on Saturday, June 19th from 9 a.m.... Read More arrow

A quick drive across the Illinois River takes you to East Peoria, where entertainment is never in short supply. Home to the...

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The Marigold Capital of the World is filled with unique attractions to explore. Home to the world’s largest sundial, you can...

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Welcome to the Pumpkin Capital of the World! The Village of Morton is home to Nestle USA, maker of the world’s top-selling...

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Founded in 1825, historic Washington is a wonderful place to slow down and enjoy life. Immerse yourself in the unique and...

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