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Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences

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Address: 1125 W Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614
Phone Number: (309) 686-7000
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Description: has children's hands-on exhibits

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Professional, user friendly museum

Very nice museum with events and displays for the entire family. Great gift shop and always top notch displays.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2013
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Peoria, Illinois
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Mobile, Alabama
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413 reviews 413 reviews
252 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The sculptures outside were the best part of the visit. They were in the front and the rear of the museum displayed very well

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Lakeview Museum was the best at it's former location on Lake Ave. Small building but had awesome exhibits and new exhibits rotated every couple of months. It's no longer there and has moved to the Riverfront where it's disappointing now. Very large building and less things to look at. Parking is not free anymore like it was at it's former... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very nice museum with events and displays for the entire family. Great gift shop and always top notch displays.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It's been years since I've been there, but the kids & I enjoyed it. They had a lot of cool, interactive displays.

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East Peoria, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My grandkids love to go here. They enjoy the children's section of the museum and the gift store. My grandchildren also took art lesson at this building. Very happy with the classes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I thought this might be an interesting thing to do, but was pretty disappointed. A few kiddie hands-on displays but not much else of interest for adults.

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West Central Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

For a small museum there is quite a bit to see. If you are expecting a big city museum you will be disappointed but staff here is friendly and helpful. A good place for children and seniors.

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Morton
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The facility is moving downtown Peoria. It will be nice to see what is offered and if it still brings different exhibits throughout the year.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Learning made fun and exciting. From the hands on section to the featured section of the museum, all is an adventure.

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Washington, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

A very nice local museum. Hosts traveling exhibits frequently. Wonderful gift shop that is great for finding Christmas and birthday presents.

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