Fun Things to Do in Peoria

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

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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. 


Foot of Main Street. Plazas, fountain, sculptures, promenade, walking trail, sports field, sand volleyball.

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. 

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. 

Peoria Chiefs Baseball

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

Glen Oak Park

2218 N. Prospect Road (at McClure Avenue). Botanical gardens, zoo, Children’s Playhouse, 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.

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, big screen theatre, museum store, and more.

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 a spectacular view of the Illinois River valley. Antique collections on display. Tours offered seasonally. 

Owens Center

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

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