Grandview Drive & Route 29, Peoria, IL 61603
Named the "World's Most Beautiful Drive" by Theodore Roosevelt when he visited Peoria on October 10, 1910, Grandview Drive Grand View is revered as one of the most beautiful drives in the Illinois River Valley because of its breathtaking views of the river and the many historic and remarkable homes lining it. In addition to several scenic overlooks, Grandview Drive has parks and picnic benches, as well as access to hiking trails (the Pimiteoui Trail will take you to Forest Park Nature Center).
Grandview Drive is listed as a Historic Landmark. Other historic elements in this linear park include the WWI Memorial, The Pavilion, Cement Bridge and nine maintained overlooks of the Illinois River Valley.