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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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Discover Peoria and 14 Other Organizations Kick-Off the Season with the Shop Local 365 Initiative

The kick-off also will include a ribbon-cutting, celebrating the opening of the Discover Peoria Pop-Up Shop located at The Shoppes of Grand Prairie. Peoria, IL- The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Read More

Discover the 10 Can’t-Miss Holiday Traditions in Greater Peoria this Winter

From the Annual East Peoria Festival of Lights to holiday parades and celebrations, central Illinois is open for discovery this holiday season. Peoria, IL- The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Read More

Discover Peoria Announces the Hispanic-Owned Peoria Project

The project highlights 24 Hispanic-owned businesses around the Peoria region and its impact on the community Peoria, IL- Discover Peoria (the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau) is excited to Read More

Six Major Conventions, Conferences and Events to be Held in Central Illinois this Fall

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) is excited to promote a robust line-up of annual conventions, conferences and events that are taking place in Central Illinois this Read More

Discover All the Ways to Experience Fall in the Peoria Region

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) is excited to promote a robust line-up of activities and events happening this fall in the Peoria area where you can discover a Read More

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