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Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences

1125 W Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 686-7000
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Ranked #13 of 17 attractions in Peoria
Type: Museums
Description: has children's hands-on exhibits
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

A small museum - just the right size so you don't feel overwhelmed or exhausted. I've seen a Chihuly exhibit there as well as other quality work.

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