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Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences

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Address: 1125 W Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-5935
Phone Number: (309) 686-7000
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has children's hands-on exhibits

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Better in its former iteration

Formerly located on Lake, this was a great little museum, but leaves something to be desired now that it's moved to the riverfront. The museum is best for younger kids, but adults... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Brianna A
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Chicago, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This was a great little museum in its day but is now closed. Most of the museum's collections are now property of the Peoria Riverfront Museum which is much bigger and better.

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Peoria, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The place closed and moved to the river front which was a bad idea. The city wasted money on the new museum and so did Caterpillar.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Formerly located on Lake, this was a great little museum, but leaves something to be desired now that it's moved to the riverfront. The museum is best for younger kids, but adults will likely be bored.

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1 Thank Brianna A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

brengs the night skys into your life as if you were standing in the stars.but there are others things to see.great for the whole family.well worth the time

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Rotating exhibits and hand-on for the kids. Always a great place to take the family and the kids will enjoy it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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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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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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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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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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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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