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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 Announces Appointment of Roberta English to Board of Directors

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) announces the appointment of Roberta English, Executive Director of Wildlife Prairie Park as a new Discover Peoria Board Member.... Read More

Discover Peoria Kicks off Black History Month with New Additions to Black-Owned Peoria

Peoria‌ ‌Area‌ ‌Convention‌ ‌and‌ ‌Visitors‌ ‌Bureau‌ ‌(Discover‌ ‌Peoria)‌ ‌is‌... Read More

Discover Peoria Announces Appointment of Two New Board Members & New Hire

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) announces the appointments of Julie Enzenberger, CV and Stephen Kouri, Esq. as new Discover Peoria Board Members and the hire of Elle Read More

Results of the Virtual Big Table: Greater Peoria 2020

The findings of The Virtual Big Table: Greater Peoria 2020 event were announced today. The second annual regional community-building event was held virtually over a four-day period from October 19 - Read More

The 12 Days of Carry-Out

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) and ArtsPartners of Central Illinois are excited to launch their new campaign, the 12 Days of Carry-Out. The campaign will feature 12 Read More

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