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Best of Peoria Guide

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Peoria
There is nothing average about the average American town of Peoria, where the diverse population and Midwestern vibe has long had entertainment promoters asking, "Will it play in Peoria?" If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, or so the logic goes. Its scenic skyline, energetic nightlife, lively performing arts scene and miles of mountain bike trails will have you wondering why you would want to make it anywhere else. Will you play in Peoria? Yes, you will!

All things to do » Things to do

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Dozer Park
Dozer Park
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Caterpillar Visitors Center
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Owner description: The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the iron and the people making sustainable progress possible around the world. From the humble beginnings of... more Owner description: The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the iron and the people making sustainable progress possible around the world. From the humble beginnings of the first tractor to the company's present-day leadership in building infrastructure and powering the planet — it's all right here on Peoria's beautiful riverfront. We invite you to experience Caterpillar like never before and plan your visit today. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Peoria Zoo
Peoria Zoo
Owner description: The Peoria Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals from around the world. From giraffes and rhinoceros to spider monkeys and sea lions, the Zoo is the wildest family place in... more Owner description: The Peoria Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals from around the world. From giraffes and rhinoceros to spider monkeys and sea lions, the Zoo is the wildest family place in town. The Peoria Zoo is open year round. Our Education Department offers programs for ages 2 and up. These include Home School classes, Zoo Tots, Jungle Jamboree, summer Zoo Camp and Zoo Teens volunteer program. During summer months we offer Giraffe Feeding in Africa and Budgie Feeding in the Aussie Walk About. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, scheduled Keeper Chats take place every day. Our two biggest events are the Easter Egg Hunt and Howl-Zoo-Ween. We offer a variety of birthday parties and Zoo Snoozes. Our Zambezi River Lodge is available for corporate events, wedding receptions, and special celebrations. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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Forest Park
Forest Park
Part of the Peoria Forest Preserve Park.
Attraction type: Parks; Forests
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Trefzger's Bakery
Trefzger's Bakery
Ranked #1 of 357 Restaurants in Peoria
Dining options: Breakfast
One World Cafe
One World Cafe
Ranked #2 of 357 Restaurants in Peoria
Price: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #3 of 357 Restaurants in Peoria
Price: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Pizza, Pasta, Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sugar
Sugar
Ranked #4 of 357 Restaurants in Peoria
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern
The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern
Ranked #5 of 357 Restaurants in Peoria

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Wildlife Prairie Park
Wildlife Prairie Park
$27 - $103

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Super 8 Peoria/East
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Peoria/East
$61 - $89
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in East Peoria
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Sleep Inn & Suites Washington
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn & Suites Washington
$98 - $125
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Washington
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Peoria
2.5 of 5
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Peoria
$115 - $123
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Peoria
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Wingate by Wyndham Peoria
3.0 of 5
Wingate by Wyndham Peoria
$113 - $176
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Peoria
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Staybridge Suites Peoria Downtown
3.0 of 5
Staybridge Suites Peoria Downtown
$122 - $182
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Peoria
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.