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All Museums & History

  • Chillicothe Historical Society Museum

    Founded to preserve and perpetuate the history of Chillicothe and surrounding areas through written and oral history and related artifacts, the museum showcases period displays and features the William Johnston McCulley Exhibit. McCulley is best known for being the creator of Zorro and several other super heroes. A portrait of Read more [...]

  • Dickson Mounds Museum

    One of the major on-site archeological museums in the country, Dickson Mounds Museum also interprets the ecology of the Illinois River’s Emiquon region. The site itself lies where two major ecosystems meet: The Upper Mississippi River-Illinois River Bottomlands, and the Western Forest-Prairie complex. Turning onto the museum’s entry road, it’s Read more [...]

  • Glen Oak Park & Peoria Zoo

    Designed by the legendary gardener Oscar F. Dubuis and dedicated in 1896, Glen Oak Park is the focal point of northeastern Peoria and home to the Peoria Park District headquarters. Today, the park hosts daily visitors to its Peoria Zoo, Luthy Botanical Garden and various special events. Visitors can take Read more [...]

  • Peoria Historical Society

    The Peoria Historical Society operates two historic house museums; the John C. Flanagan House on Glen Oak Ave and the Pettengill-Morron House on Moss Avenue. The House Museums are available for tours on an appointment basis. The Society’s mission to preserve and celebrate Peoria’s history is evidenced by their 30,000+ Read more [...]

  • Peoria Riverfront Museum

    Visit the new Peoria Riverfront Museum’s world-class facility on Peoria’s beautiful downtown riverfront. High-quality informative and interactive exhibits, all within view of the majestic Illinois River. Hear fascinating true tales or make your own history in The Street, an ever changing Peoria regional history gallery. Explore the Illinois River, from Read more [...]

  • Wheels O’ Time Museum

    We are here to entertain and educate. Our mission is to provide a facility where folks of all ages can see and hear and sometimes touch items representing transportation, industry, farm and home life, as well as entertainment from the past. Wheels O’ Time Museum celebrates 31 years in 2014. Read more [...]