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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 18th Annual Christmas on Court

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria), the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pekin are gearing up to host the 18th Annual Christmas on Court from 5 - 8 p.m on Read More

Discover Peoria Announce Triple Dipple’s as a winner of Illinois Made Maker

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) and the Illinois Office of Tourism (IOT) are excited to announce that Triple Dipple’s Treats and Delicacies has been selected to... Read More

Discover Peoria Announce the 6th Annual Santa Cause Run

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) and ArtsPartners of Central Illinois are gearing up to host the 6 th Annual Santa Cause Run. Due to COVID-19, this year’s race... Read More

Discover Peoria Announces Black-Owned Peoria

Discover Peoria (the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau) is excited to announce its new campaign, Black-Owned Peoria. This campaign features 21 Black-owned businesses located in the Peoria Read More

Discover Peoria Launches Hospitality Industry Recovery Campaign

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria), Heart of Illinois Hospitality Association (HOIHA) and the Downtown Development Corporation (DDC) of Peoria, along with the support of Read More

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