City of Pekin

The Marigold Capital of the World is filled with unique attractions to explore. Home to the world’s largest sundial, you can spend the day in Mineral Springs Park paddle boating on the lagoon. Enjoy world-class golf courses, Pekin Paintball Park, disc golf, bowling and Dragonland Water Park. Take a stroll downtown on historic Court Street and enjoy an abundance of shopping and delicious dining!

The perfect way to experience Court Street is at the annual “Christmas on Court”. This classic Pekin event offers free horse-drawn carriage rides, a scavenger hunt through local businesses and a musical Christmas light show. Downtown businesses stay open late and offer treats, activities and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience rooted in community pride.

Emerging as more than just a sports complex is the Avanti’s Dome and Event Center. In addition to four baseball/softball fields, 500+ parking spaces and a full-service concession stand, the Dome also boasts a versatile event center. Check out the “Dome after Dark” events as well as an exciting new summer concert series with nationally known acts.


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