Located on the East side of the Illinois River lies Tazewell County, which is one of the counterparts of the Heart of Illinois tri-county. These communities continue to offer the city amenities known for in Peoria but off stunning countryside views. Fifteen communities call Tazewell country home and we encourage you to discover them all.
A quick drive across the Illinois River takes you to East Peoria, where entertainment is never in short supply. Home to the famous Festival of Lights, this marvel of engineering creates giant floats and scenes made entirely of Christmas lights!
Founded in 1825, historic Washington is a wonderful place to slow down and enjoy life. Immerse yourself in the unique and charming shopping opportunities on the historic Washington Square and grab a bite to eat at The Blacksmith, a delicious eatery located in a renovated bank from the 1800s.
The Marigold Capital of the World, Pekin is the largest community in Tazewell County and 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!
Welcome to the Pumpkin Capital of the World! Morton is home to Nestle USA, maker of the world’s top-selling canned pumpkin, Libby’s Pumpkin. What holiday dinner is complete without a pumpkin pie made from Libby’s? This quaint, peaceful village is rapidly building its image as an up-and-coming foodie destination.