- Our list of the best things to do in Peoria, Illinois, features the top 29 nearby activities — including 6 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Peoria, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, Amusement, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 21 things to do within the city of Peoria, IL , followed by 8 popular activities in nearby cities, including Pekin
With over 100 animals species and family friendly exhibits, the Peoria Zoo has been surprising visitors for decades. Featured exhibits include, Africa, Australia, Asia, and educational tours and events for kids of all ages.
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110 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61629 MoreLess Info
Experience, up close, the rugged machinery that helped build our nation at the Caterpillar Visitor Center. Visitors young and old will learn the history, experiment with 3D design simulators, and marvel at the driving simulators.
Established in 1951, Luthy Botanical Gardens is home to five acres of tranquility in the heart of Peoria. Featuring a dozen theme gardens, fountains, and Conservatory, this is an ideal place for picture taking or a quiet afternoon.