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Riverfront Museum

Address: 222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL
Phone Number: 309.686.7000
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Peoria
Type: Museums
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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had never been here before and were from out of town...either we missed a lot of the attraction or there wasn't really much to offer? The discovery area was really nice and if the whole museum was that - I think it would be a great, unique children's museum.

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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A father's day treat! What a fun time we all had with dad! The visiting exhibit was Ripley's Believe it or Not. Everyone had a great time.

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Peoria, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are lots of hands on exhibits for the younger family members as well as art exhibits for the adults. We especially enjoyed the planetarium which appealed to all age levels. The planetarium has slightly different shows at different times. Everyone learned something while at the museum and learned something as well.

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Washington, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We recently visited the new Riverfront Museum and was very impressed with the many exhibits being shown..There was a section sponsored by Guiness Records that was very interesting and the many artifacts that are displayed from around the state were also very educational. There were displays for all ages and an interactive section for kids. We would highly recommend a... More 

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East Peoria, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We first visited the museum not really expecting much and were so pleased we wound up getting a membership before we left. The kids love it here! They always enjoy the IHSA portion of the museum and where the build your own race cars are in the Peoria History hall. My little one loves the water table and build your... More 

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Princeton, Illinois
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123 reviews 123 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Don't get me wrong, what is up and running a this museum is really very good. There's just not much! The art exhibit was not open yet when we were there. (It is up and running now.) The planetarium was very nice and much friendlier than a trip to Chicago. The history of Peoria section was very nice. We didn't... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After spending millions to produce a Hugh building it appears that Peoria got little for its money.The museum was no real improvement to the small museum that preceded it. There was little to see and the the presentation was average. The cost versus return unacceptable.So sad

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Princeville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My son and I went and he was so excited to go, less than an hour later we had seen everything, half of it was broken (kids room) but even if it would have worked it was very cheesy. This was the worst experience ever...... as we were leaving my nine-year-old son held his head down and said he never... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lots to see and do we are going back a second time to do what we missed the kids loved it. We went to the ripleys section and had a blast. Can't wait to see what they bring in next.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My family visited yesterday on the Smithsonian Live day, so we didn't have to pay admission to the museum, and parking in the underground parking garage is always free if you have your parking garage stub validated in the museum. Yesterday (09/27) was the 1st day for the Impressionism into Modernism Art exhibit, which was immediately off of the main... More 

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