Located on the banks of Illinois River, Peoria boasts of several exclusive attractions. This is a small town. The rich history of the country attracted me to the city. Starting from museums to cultural attractions, you will find it all. Let’s take the look at the best things that you can do in the city.
Peoria Riverfront Museum
The museum is adjacent to the Illinois River. Hosting an extensive range of exhibits, this is the first stop I made into the city. What interested me the most, were the rotating galleries. The collection is from the field of science and art. You will find the Holocaust Memorial outside. Here you will be able to respect and remember the past events. Drop in at the Giant Screen Theatre to check out some documentaries or a film.
The Peoria Zoo is under the hands of the Peoria Park District. This is a perfect place to spend time with your family. I caught sight of tigers, rhinos, wallabies, boa, tortoises, and emus. You can interact with the animals. If you have to educate your little one, there are many summer camps in place.
Peoria Civic Center
This is where all the biggest performance of the city takes place. There are musicians touring the country frequenting the center. If you are visiting in between November to January, you might be able to catch the PNC Winterfest. There are a 100 ft. long slide and outdoor ice rink.
Luthy Botanical Garden
This ethereally beautiful landscape is close to Peoria Zoo. It had been established in the year 1951. I was surprised to find out that there are 15 themed gardens in the botanical center. Inside the greenhouse, I found tropical gardens such as exotic lilies and cacti. It is open to public viewing for free.