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Welcome to 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.

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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Attractions

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

Louisville Slugger Sports Complex

Louisville Slugger Sports Complex features a 125,000 square foot dome and 10 synthetic turf bat and ball fields, including a 1,300... Read More arrow

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Blog

TBT to Return to Peoria

The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a 64-team, $1 million winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN,

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Peoria Symphony Orchestra Announces Whiskey from the Warehouse

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce that the fourth annual Whiskey from the

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Featured Event

101 Treasures of the Peoria Riverfront Museum Permanent Collection Opens

April 20, 2021 - May 2, 2021

We are so proud of this first-rate selection. Our curators are privileged to show these important objects of art, science, history, and achievement which we steward for Peoria.... Read More arrow