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Riverfront Museum

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Address: 222 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2500
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Small Museum with Unique & Fun Exhibits

The Peoria Riverfront Museum is just the sort of educational & entertainment attraction that the town has needed for many years. The museum exhibit space is relatively small, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
JMCSTL
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful. Cool to see all the artifacts that have been recovered from the ship. It's amazing that so many things survived all the years of saltwater.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Titanic exhibit is there now...amazing! The interactive, hands-on attractions are a hit with all ages. They offer activities to go with each traveling exhibit.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members with one additional person so the exhibit was excellent. I think for the $ per person, it was higher than it should be for the size. But, the exhibit was excellent a great way to learn more about the time in history and the people who were on the ship. Really enjoyed the visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peoria Riverfront Museum is just the sort of educational & entertainment attraction that the town has needed for many years. The museum exhibit space is relatively small, but the architecture is modern & laid out in a way to give an open feel. The free parking garage in the basement - with access off Water Street - gives visitors... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been there several times. Right now they have the Titanic exhibit. Not too bad. Good display of Peoria history.

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Thank CruiserIllinois
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to Peoria from Springfield mainly to see the Titanic exhibit. We brought our 3 kids, the oldest being a serious Titanic geek. The museum is modern, easy to find, and has its own free parking garage (which is shared by the Caterpillar museum next door). The Titanic exhibit was really interesting, but we did wish it had showed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in Peoria for the night, but found out the museum was showing the new Star Wars movie at night, so decided to check it out. What an experience!! We were able to see the movie on a large screen in an IMAX environment -- perfect. I wish we had more time to explore the rest of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've watched two feature presentations and viewed the Titanic exhibit and already we've gotten our money back on membership. It would have cost us more to purchase each one separately. You only need to allow 2-3 hours here and you'll have seen it all. If you plan on catching a planetarium show and a movie, you can extend the stay.... More 

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india
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited there with friends, its a good place for having fun, there are 3-4 sections where you can spend a good amount of time, we went to theater as well which is part of Riverfront Museum. good for family visit, there is a lot for kids. you can go to planetarium as well.

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East Peoria, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Great for families and they have a lot of events. The exhibit on Peoria (I think it's called Main Street?) needs redone. Very blah and uninteresting. Instead of highlighting the people from Peoria's history, they are all put off in a small room. Unless you're already familiar with the history of Peoria and know people's names, you won't know who... More 

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