Things To Do

There is no shortage of fun in the Peoria Area. With endless options for first time visitors, it may be difficult to decide what to do! Whether you’re here for a quick trip or an extended stay, there’s always time to discover what Peoria has to offer. Explore this page to get the most out of your visit with these must-do experiences! 


We are going mutts for these fetching things to do for animal lovers. Whenever you can, go out on these fun-filled animal adventures, do not miss the oppawtunity!

Hike Greater Peoria with your Pup

The Greater Peoria Area has an abundance of hiking trails for pups and people who love a good adventure. Check out these great trails to hike with your furry friends!

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Agriculture is huge in Peoria. You'll never run out of fresh produce between our u-pick farms, orchards, and weekend farmer's market.

Peoria Area Farmers Markets

We love exploring, finding new flavors, and saying hello to friendly faces. There is happiness in a bag overflowing with convenient farm-fresh produce, affordable products, and handmade treats.

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Thanks to Discover Peoria, date night has never been easier. Send the kids to Grandma's and check out these places for some quality adult entertainment.

5 Date Night Dinner Ideas

Looking for new restaurants to try out for date night? Whether you want a romantic candlelit dinner or a casual + fun atmosphere, try one of these five restaurants in Peoria.

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Gone Axe Throwing

Do you ever just want to let out a little aggression? Gone Axe Throwing has rules where you can... Discover More arrow

Go-Karts? Mini Golf? Bowling? Peoria Area amusement parks are a perfect place for a fun family outing!


Round1 Entertainment is a state-of-the-art facility offering fun the whole family can enjoy. Explore a variety of leisure facilities including bowling alleys, fully equipped karaoke booths, billiards, ping pong tables, top-of-the-line arcade games, and darts!

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Peoria is full of talented performers. Here are some of the best venues to see your favorite acts.

Great Spots for Live Music in Greater Peoria

There's no better place to see your favorite local and national acts than in the Heart of Illinois. Check out some of our favorite places to see live music in the Peoria Area.

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It's important to have a creative outlet! Make something cool with these Peoria Area craft studios.

4 Creative Outlets in Greater Peoria

Looking for an outlet to let your creative juices flow? The Peoria area has a number of locations you can visit that will require you to use the right side of your brain.

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The Peoria area has its share of culture, learning, and opportunity. Discover these great places to expand your knowledge base and get a taste of history in the River City.

10 Facts About Peoria: The Whiskey City

10 fast facts about Peoria’s rich distilling history, which dates back to the early 1800s.

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Birthdays, holidays, or back to school... whatever you're buying there are plenty of places to shop local.

Shop Discover Peoria

Get your own Greater Peoria apparel through the online Discover Peoria Store!

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