Play in Peoria

Peoria’s Riverfront Adventure

You'll find art galleries, music venues, walk/bike path, specialty shops and great restaurants all located along Peoria's beautiful waterway!

Spirit of Peoria – “Fall Foliage Cruise” –
Are you a “leaf peeper?” Do you know one? Sit back while the Spirit of Peoria cruises between river valley bluffs brimming with fall color. Our 2 hour cruise features a hot lunch buffet, live entertainment and the best view of Illinois’ fall color.


Riverplex recreation & Wellness Center – The RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center is a joint project between the Peoria Park District and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. It is an 118,000 square foot facility complete with a state of the art fitness center, indoor aquatic park, multipurpose arena, OSF MarketPlace offering food, snacks, RiverPlex Logo Wear, coffees and drinks; activity room, classrooms and more.


Contemporary Arts Center of Peoria - Spend some time enjoying the arts and entertainment on the Riverfront, one of the fastest-growing and most vibrant neighborhoods in Peoria.

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Peoria Fun & Recreation

Spend the day in the Peoria Area! With so many choices, you're sure to please everyone.

Symposium | Kickapoo Creek Winery

Kickapoo Creek Winery
- Spend an afternoon and learn how wine is made. The Winery features lots of plant varieties, vineyards, hostas, and more! Bring a picnic basket and walk or hike along trails beside lakes, surrounded by vineyards and tall oak trees.



Tanners Orchard - Enjoy yourself in the country, a covered wagon ride and the joy of picking your own pumpkins! Central Illinois' most unique farm markets offer corn maze, unique bakery and market selections, unique gifts and much more.



Wildlife Prairie State Park - Often been referred to as a jewel in the Midwest, the park is located just outside of Peoria. This unique 2,000-acre zoological park is home to wolves, bison, black bear, cougar, and much more. 


Peoria Zoo - The Zoo is home to over 100 different species of animals. Visit Africa!, the Zoo’s newest exhibit and experience a unique simulation of African grasslands. Open daily.


Bass Pro Shops - America’s most popular outdoor store offers shopping excitement for all fishing, hunting, camping and boating needs. On the East Peoria riverfront adjacent to I-74, the store is a combination of museum, art gallery, aquarium, and more.


Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino - Whether you're an experienced gambler or just feeling lucky, you'll find entertainment, dining options and plenty of action at Par-A-Dice. Par-A-Dice Casino is open daily from 9am until 6am.


Peoria Area Shopping

From unique handmade treasures to name brand favorites, the Peoria Area will delight shoppers of all ages.

The Shoppes at Grand Prairie
- A vibrant, open-air lifestyle center in Peoria. The premier dining and shopping destination for the region, rivaling the chic malls typically found in larger cities.  The Shoppes features an exciting blend of retailers, restaurants and tailored spa, along with our anchor stores: Bergner's, DSW, Jillian's and Dick's Sporting Goods.


Junction City Shopping Center - explore the boutiques and eateries along our historic boardwalk. Enjoy a gourmet lunch, shop for a new outfit, find traditional and modern home decor, or surprise a loved one with a bouquet of fresh flowers. The quality and sophistication of the Junction City experience rival anything found in Illinois.


Peoria Area Golf

Whether you are a novice or expert - the Peoria Area is a golfer's dream come true! Champions golf courses offer golfers a great value and a fantastic weekend on the green.

WeaverRidge Golf Club
- Perhaps Illinois’ most spectacular championship golf course. Created to balance nature with design, the course features multiple bent grass tees and fairways, fast and true greens, challenging and dramatic elevations and excellent practice facilities.



Metamora Fields Golf Club - Designed by 13-time Professional Golf Winner Worldwide, D.A. Weibring, and lead architect, Steve Wolfard, this classic golf course focuses on being "playable" for golfers at every skill level. They believe in providing a fun, challenging, risk/reward golf environment. The golf course has been designed to provide a fair test of golf from every set of tees, and we want you to come out to the course and experience classic golf for yourself.



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