Experience the East Peoria Gateway Along the Illinois River Road
Beautiful scenery, an award-winning athletic complex, amazing nighttime holiday festival, fine hotels and dining, healthy business climate – the City of East Peoria offers a wealth of opportunities!
Scenic bluffs on our western boundary overlook the Illinois River, providing a marvelous view of the Central Illinois skyline, particularly at sunset and in the evening. EastPort Marina and several riverfront parks provide Illinois River access to boaters, fishermen and hikers. Also in East Peoria is the Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
EastSide Centre, a nationally known premier sports facility, hosts regional, state and national tournaments in softball, baseball and soccer.
East Peoria’s business community offers a variety of shops and restaurants with something for almost every taste. A destination unto itself, Bass Pro Shops is an outdoor themed store with hunting, fishing and other recreation gear. The city also has an excellent park district and is home to the nationally acclaimed Illinois Central College.
The East Peoria Festival of Lights, a month-long nighttime holiday event each December, has been an annual highlight for more than 20 years. The festival features massive lighted displays and entertainment throughout town.
Come see all that East Peoria has to offer!
Below are links to East Peoria Gateway resources to assist you in planning your journey.