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There are a lot of things happening here. I have enjoyed the different events. Nice, newer museum... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
jfs6
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Mossville, Illinois
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Great visit for a cold day

A friend and I were visiting Peoria, and as it was very cold outside, we decided to visit this... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
Notes88
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Batesville, Indiana
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Peoria Riverfront Museum features international exhibitions, the Dome Planetarium, RealD Giant Screen Theater, art & natural history collections, and interactive galleries - including IHSA Peak Performance, Illinois River Experience, Discovery...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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222 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our boys love this museum. We’ve been several times and they enjoy reading about the history of Illinois and farm equipment. Right next door is the planetarium and Caterpillar center.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could be nice with more displays. Seemed pricy for what they had on display. Lots of empty space. Yeah, they need to upgrade the place. IHSA used to sponsor the kids portion, I'm not sure if they still do but it is a large portion...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend is a member and invited me along. The movie was Supetrdogs and shown in 3D. This was my first time in the theater : not a huge place, but accommodating. The place was full, yet i did not feel crowded. The temperature was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

We found the permanent exhibits to be extremely interesting! The show at the planetarium was way good also. This is a great place to visit when the weather's not great.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Wanda H
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

There are a lot of things happening here. I have enjoyed the different events. Nice, newer museum. Look at the event page for upcoming events. Well managed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jfs6
Reviewed February 10, 2019

A friend and I were visiting Peoria, and as it was very cold outside, we decided to visit this museum. The Lincoln statue outside, pictured with "every man" is crazy tall. 31' I think, which made us look like the parents on "Honey, I Shrunk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Notes88
Reviewed February 4, 2019

My wife and I spent a Saturday afternoon enjoying the Tiffany lamp, Rodin and the Walt Disney exhibit at the museum. The Tiffany collection was very good in the story line behind the actual lamps that were displayed. The detail of each lamp was unbelievable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mlhutch1
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Nice modern design but with little else to show. There is a cinema here, but there usually more on the documentary or historical side. Worth a look.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank whileitravel
Reviewed December 15, 2018

The exhibits are often skewed to include a local aspect to them and they have unique and wonderful presentations. The staff are all friendly and helpful and it's always a joy and a fun educational experience to visit. If you're pressed for time and want...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Marty W
Reviewed December 12, 2018

You can spend an entire day at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The Special exhibits are varied and outstanding. Often, in depth lectures are given relating to the exhibits. The permanent exhibits are visually attractive and very informative. The giant screen theater shows educational movies, as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank susieryan
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Response from monicacN2080AI | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a nice parking garage and elevator inside the museum.
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Yeah, what they said. The internet is a marvelous thing. ;)
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The Titanic special exhibit costs $18 per adult. Scouting at the Museum for kids costs $20 for three hours. The Planetarium costs $5. Wine and Art costs $30. Family membership costs $95 and includes Free Admission for 2... More
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