What started as a dream in the spring of 1997 has developed into a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of today’s hectic world. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, owned and run by the Hahn family, hosts a winery, tasting room and gift shop. Choose from a selection of award winning Read more [...]
Owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this 240-acre site is dedicated to raising native tree, shrub, grass, and wildflower stock to be used in both public and private habitat restoration projects. The majority of annual nursery stock distribution here goes to private Illinois landowners who possess Read more [...]
Join us on the patio for sweet treats and delicious eats! We are open seasonally serving up the best Chicago style hot dogs, our specialized spaghetti and of course, shakes, malts, ice cream sundaes, and sodas! Stop in for treat this summer!
As one of the oldest and largest resources for contemporary art in Central Illinois, the Peoria Art Guild exhibits the artwork of local, regional, national and international artists.
In the early twentieth century, High Street and Moss Avenue attracted many wealthy Peorians. They used their imaginations and money to build their dream houses on the bluff. This opulence can still be found in the ornamental iron works,turrets, and fish scale shingles that adorn many of our neighborhood’s houses. Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Club House & outside pavilion. Club House has refreshments. Non-Member shootings costs $6.00 for 25 targets. Hearing & eye protection are required.
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 [...]
Located just 1 ½ miles north of Princeton on Route 26 is the Red Covered Bridge, built in 1863 and later rehabilitated in 1973. It is one of only five remaining covered bridges in Illinois and still open to traffic. It crosses Big Bureau Creek and was once part of Read more [...]
A visit to Rockwell Mound is a visit back 2,000 years to the prehistory of the Illinois River Valley, one of the richest archaeological regions in the country. As it stands today, Rockwell Mound is the second largest Indian mound in the Midwest, covering nearly two acres and standing fourteen Read more [...]
Mon-Tue: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wed: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Fri: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Snowman’s Reindeer Farm is a magical place to learn and interact with Santa’s reindeer and other fun farm animals. Features include covered and heated barns to visit animals, gift shop, snack bar, visitor center, craft area, outdoor games and lots of cute picture spots. Santa visits between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Docked at Downtown Peoria’s Riverfront Park, the paddle wheeler, Spirit of Peoria, embarks on regularly-scheduled cruises to various Illinois River destinations including Starved Rock State Park,Pere Marquette State Park and Saint Louis Riverfront. One-hour public sightseeing cruises are also scheduled on a regular basis, as are various theme cruises such Read more [...]
In the heart of Springdale Cemetery, one of central Illinois’ largest and most historic cemeteries, there is a small remnant of native tallgrass oak savanna. This increasingly rare ecological community once dominated the bluffs overlooking the Illinois River in the Peoria area. A dedicated group of volunteers is restoring this Read more [...]
Open to the public Memorial Day – Labor Day each year Friday through Sunday! Visit us by land or by water! Enjoy your favorite refreshing summer beverage on the deck. Choose from twelve craft beers on tap and frozen boat drinks! Come out and enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds Read more [...]
The orchard sports over 11,000 trees and 17 varieties of apples. We grow over 20 acres of pumpkins along with various other fruits and vegetables. Find a large assortment of gifts and delicious food offerings in our Farm Market and Apple Bin Bakery. Our Back 40 Fun Acres will keep Read more [...]
The Publik House
The Weber House, built by Ernest and Zelma Weber in 1937, is a storybook Tudor cottage which sits in an English garden with a path meandering through foxgloves, hollyhocks, and old oaks. The tour begins at the street side red gate which opens into the garden and its statues and Read more [...]
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 [...]
Bureau County’s Witness Tree is a 250-year-old bur oak which has served as a landmark and meeting site for at least 200 years. This mammoth oak’s burly trunk measures 14 feet in circumference with a branch spread of over 80 feet. The bur oak is a seminal Midwestern prairie tree Read more [...]
Yankee Sport Balloon Flights
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