Peoria Heights

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Experience the Peoria Heights Gateway Along the Illinois River Road

Nestled on the west bluffs of the Illinois River, the Village of Peoria Heights merges city convenience with village charm.

Peoria Heights is famous for Tower Park, home to the one-of-a-kind 200 ft. observation tower that provides gorgeous panoramic views of the Illinois River Valley and surrounding areas. Its thriving downtown business district hosts over seventy-five eclectic and independently owned retail stores and restaurants. More recently, the village has benefitted from private investments in its riverfront acreage and historical, Midwestern landmarks that have been re-envisioned for modern day – most notably The Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts which is housed in the old public library. In addition, the village is home to Forest Park Nature Center, the Rock Island Greenway, and Grandview Drive, which Teddy Roosevelt named as the “World’s Most Beautiful Drive” in 1910 after witnessing its breathtaking views of the river and many historic and remarkable estates along it.

To learn more about this thriving and artsy community with walkable, pedestrian-friendly streets and a hometown feel visit

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