- 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
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Plant Nite Chicago MoreLess Info
No green thumb is required to design a terrarium at this out-of-the-ordinary creative social event
95% 129 votes
730 SW Jefferson, Peoria, IL MoreLess Info
The official home field for the baseball team Peoria Chiefs, O'Brien Field is now called the Dozer Park. Besides the regular sets all around the field, it also has 20 luxury suites.
93% 87 votes
11923 N Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61612 MoreLess Info
Wheels O' Time Museum educate people of all ages about the history of Peoria. In here there are exhibited items from as far as 100 years ago.
90% 81 votes
100 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602 MoreLess Info
The Spirit of Peoria – Day Tours is a cruise on the Illinois river that can also transport the visitor in time, with live entertainment including music and storytelling.
92% 53 votes
5809 Forest Way Drive, Peoria, IL 61614 MoreLess Info
Forest Park is a nature center that features hiking trails, musical and educational programs, and a museum. Guests of this site will be able to visit the bird observation room and the nature store.
76% 296 votes
2218 North Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603 MoreLess Info
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.
86% 273 votes
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.
76% 191 votes
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61602 MoreLess Info
Welcoming famous musicians and musical plays, Peoria Civic Center can also host different special events, from conventions to weddings, and even basketball and hockey games.
72% 176 votes
222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL MoreLess Info
Peoria Riverfront Museum is not only a place where artifacts are exhibited, but also a place for moviegoers. It also hosts children and adult classes and camps, and special events on national holidays.
80% 54 votes
2520 N. Prospect, Peoria, IL MoreLess Info
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.