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“Good time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forest Park

Forest Park
5809 Forest Way Drive, Peoria, IL 61614
309-686-3360
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Peoria
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Owner description: Part of the Peoria Forest Preserve Park.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice trails from easy to hard long and short. Did not see much wildlife but had a good time. Lady at the gift shop was helpful.

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Denver, Colorado
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful peaceful place for a respite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Forest Park offers an extensive and well maintained trail system. The trails offer varying levels of difficulty and duration. There is a small nature center at the entrance to the park which offers a few exhibits detailing information about the local fauna and flora of the area. We will definitely come back here again when we are in town to enjoy a peaceful walk in the woods!

Visited June 2014
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Peoria, Illinois
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“Great way to spend a day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a beautiful park with nice hiking paths. Perfect way to spend a whole day, or just a couple of hours.

Visited July 2013
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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“Awesome trails!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Excellent forested trails to walk! Some long and some short, but all are tied together and a map is at each trail head and joining trail. It's a place to relax and enjoy the forest. Great in the fall!

Visited March 2014
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Peoria
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“Awesome hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were so excited to find some great hiking when we moved to Peoria. It is gorgeous out here any time of year--my favorite time to come is fall.

You can choose different difficulty levels, though most are pretty rigorous, especially if you are not super fit. You can also walk the main path, though, which is totally flat throughout and take in the scenery. If you come here in early evening, you can often see deer come pretty close to the trail.

We actually like parking on Grandview Drive and starting the trail there that ends in Forest Park. It's a fairly long hike round trip, so leave at least a couple of hours. You get some amazing views of Grandview Drive from one of the peaks in the trail.

Visited July 2013
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