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Things to Do in Peoria
 

Fun Things to Do in Peoria

New to our area, or just looking for something to do after church? Here are some suggestions.

Forest Park Nature Center—5809 Forest Park Drive. Over 500 acres of dedicated Illinois State Nature Preserve with seven miles of hiking trails. Natural history museum and nature store.

Glen Oak Park—2218 N. Prospect Road (at McClure Avenue). Botanical gardens, zoo, biking/hiking trail, fishing lagoon, fitness area and trail, picnic shelter, baseball diamonds, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, playgrounds. Municipal band concerts on Sunday evenings during the summer.

Riverfront—Foot of Main Street. Plazas, fountain, sculptures, promenade, walking trail, sports field, sand volleyball. Spirit of Peoria riverboat sightseeing cruises (seasonally).

Peoria Riverfront Museum—222 SW Washington Street.  Permanent and special exhibits, The Street (Peoria history), Illinois River history, Discovery Center (interactive children's area), planetarium, museum store, and more.

Peoria Players Theater—4300 N. University. Oldest continuously running community theater in Illinois and fourth oldest in the nation. Most show runs include Sunday matinees.

John C. Flanagan House Museum—942 N.E. Glen Oak Avenue. Oldest standing house in Peoria, built in 1837. On the National Register of Historic Places. American Federalist style with spectacular view of the Illinois River valley. Antique collections on display. Tours offered seasonally.

Pettengill-Morron House Museum—1212 W. Moss Avenue. Built in 1868 in Second Empire architectural style. Contains a unique collection of objects from several Peoria families. Tours offered seasonally.

Owens Center—1019 W. Lake Avenue. Indoor ice skating facility with two full-size rinks.

Lakeview Family Aquatic Center—1017 W. Lake Avenue. Outdoor aquatic center with swimming pools, water slides, diving boards, video arcade, and more.

Peoria Chiefs Baseball—Dozer Park, 730 S.W. Jefferson Ave. Class A minor league team (Midwest League) affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals. 7,500-seat stadium built in 2002 features many fan amenities.

Peoria Rivermen Hockey—Peoria Civic Center Arena, 201 S.W. Jefferson Avenue. Southern Professional
Hockey League Team partnered
with the Chicago Blackhawks.

For more information and other options, visit the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.peoria.org.