Enjoy big-city amenities with a small-town feel in Peoria, Illinois. Located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis in the heart of the state, a first glimpse of the city includes a scenic skyline the follows the banks of the Illinois River. Along this vibrant riverfront you can enjoy a concert, take in one of the city’s many festivals, grab a bite to eat or take a stroll up and down Peoria’s breathtaking trails. Still looking for something to do? Head to a minor-league baseball or hockey game, attend a nationally-touring concert or musical or enjoy a show from the ballet or symphony.
There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation as well. Play a round at one of Peoria’s many golf courses; explore the expanded zoo complete with lions, giraffes and hippos; or take in a variety of native Illinois animals like buffalo and elk roaming at Wildlife Prairie Park. If you prefer to be indoors, check out the Caterpillar Visitor Center, which pays tribute to this the Fortune 500 company’s history, view one of the many exhibits at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, gaze at the stars in the museum Planetarium or watch a movie in the all-digital Giant Screen theater.
With so much to see and do, Peoria is a great place to live, work and play!