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Address: 426 W High St, Peoria, IL 61606-1921
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If Trees Could Talk

The Giant Oak in the center of this little park is very old. You will want to take some time just to sit and reflect on its beauty and the events in history it has witnessed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 9, 2016
pollyanna123
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The Giant Oak in the center of this little park is very old. You will want to take some time just to sit and reflect on its beauty and the events in history it has witnessed.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

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Thank NorthernSpie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 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!

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Thank Robyn B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Foster F
Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Montyd72
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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