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Giant Oak Park

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Address: 426 W High St, Peoria, IL 61606-1921

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Beautiful View and Nearby Homes

Lovely historic area of Peoria where the Whiskey Barons of the 19th century built their mansions. Lovely view of the city from the park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
New York
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New York
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely historic area of Peoria where the Whiskey Barons of the 19th century built their mansions. Lovely view of the city from the park.

Thank NorthernSpie
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glen Oak Sunday night Band Night under the stars in this wonderful park is the most enjoyable of all nights

Thank LinedancerSally
Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super small park with one big tree. It was surrounded by Victorian style houses some well kept, others not as much. I was under the impression there would be multiple trees or a place to walk but neither was case. It's just one tree with a huge section cut away. Not worth the trip!

Thank Robyn B
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We visit Giant Oak Park four times a year when we can - each of the seasons. It's such a testimony to the families that lived next to the tree, and subsequently gifted the land to the Park District. You just don't get to see a tree that is several hundred years old. And each season displays its magnificence in... More 

Thank Foster F
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88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

There's so much to say about this small green park on the hill of the city. But better to see once ... maybe more than once. There's that giant oak tree that has seen (and was seen by) many generations ... Many gone already, and the tree is still there. It is impressive, and it is enormous. It makes you... More 

Thank irina g
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

One time each year that I try to be in Peoria is for the Peoria Superfest each September (this is a Ham Radio & electronics flea market/convention). This past year I decided I would try to visit a couple of attractions and, while it didn't work out to visit the Caterpillar Center this time, I did manage to take a... More 

Thank Brian_Shore
Chicago, Illinois
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632 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

The size and age of this giant Oak is truly amazing! Had to believe this has been here for so long. Amazing to see how one of the branches turns and hits the ground and it almost appears to "bounce" right back up! Very cool location!

Thank Bruce G
Peoria, Illinois
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221 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

So I'll admit, at first you look at the tree and you're like "wow, that's just a creepy old tree". Then you read the marker and check out the tree and it's like "wow, that's a crazy old creepy old tree". Seriously, it's pretty cool, and it's free.

Thank Montyd72
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's a big old oak tree. That's it. We were looking at a house across the street any so we took a look. All I can say is it was almost worth crossing the street to see.

2 Thank Kip P
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice plaque in the park to explain the history. Just off of Main Street not far from Bradley University. Awsome tree! Unusual character hanging around asked my son to use his cell phone.

4 Thank ChicagoDina11

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