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Since 1680, the Peoria region has been a hub of fantastic stories and interesting anecdotes -- from the early French explorers and Native Americans that once called our region home, to the Whiskey City barons that built their beautiful homes on the bluffs of the Illinois River, to the vaudeville stages that entertained the masses,  to the rise of our international corporate leader in Caterpillar, our region knows what it means to be “on the map”. 
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"GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World" New Exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

"GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World" Exhibition Featuring the World's Largest Playable Guitar Debuts in Illinois during Peoria's Year of Guitar Peoria’s Year of... Read More

Peoria Region Tourism Spending Topped $684 Million in 2019

Tourism supported 5,120 jobs and supported the local government with $17.3 million in local tax receipts. The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) recent economic impact data Read More

Discover Peoria and ArtsPartners Announce the Winners of the Discover Peoria Photo Contest

The contest was viewed more than 24,000 times with almost 500 photo entries spanning the seven counties Discover Peoria represents. Discover Peoria (PACVB) and ArtsPartners of Central Illinois are Read More

Project 350: Discover Peoria

Project 350 Background: For the past 40 years, the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the Destination Marketing Organization for Peoria and the surrounding counties. Several years Read More

Tourism will be Central Illinois' Stimulus

With such a long and storied history that central Illinois claims, it is safe to say that our region has witnessed countless successes while, at times, battled incredible adversity. However, when Read More

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