It’s your day your way at the Caterpillar Visitors Center where you’ll enjoy experiencing Caterpillar on a self-guided journey at your own pace. You’ll find interactive displays and exhibits sure to engage and entertain visitors of all ages. Climb in the seat of a massive two-story Cat 797 truck and Read more [...]
The enthusiasm and resourcefulness of a small group of friends with one strong common interest in quality theatre was responsible for the birth of Corn Stock Theatre in 1954, the first outdoor theatre-in-the-round in Central Illinois.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Hive is an art studio and gallery located on Peoria’s vibrant historical riverfront in the downtown cultural hub of the city. Art classes are available for all ages and abilities: children, teens, adults, seniors and special needs. Activities offered include Girls’ Night Out, Date Night, Bachelorette, Team Building, Children Read more [...]
A 4,000 square foot glass blowing studio and gallery offering a variety of finished glass pieces for show and for sale, from functional to the one of a kind creations.
Wheel Art is a pottery studio and school offering classes to beginning and intermediate adults and children, workshops for all ages, private sessions, birthday parties, children’s summer camp and memberships for experienced potters. Pottery made at Wheel Art by its owners and members is for sale in the gallery store. 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 [...]