Things To Do

RiverFront District

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  • Spend an hour or an afternoon exploring the Caterpillar Visitors Center. Take a virtual ride in a Cat(R) 797 mining truck.  Unleash your inner engineer and design your very own Cat machine.  Hop onto a simulator and see what its like to operate equipment the way real-life operators do. Tours are designed to be self-guided and take 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Visit us Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm with the last entry at 3:30pm. Also, contact us about birthday parties or hosting your event in our state of the art meeting rooms.

    Website:

    www.visitcaterpillar.com

    Address:

    110 SW Washington Street

    Phone:

    (309) 675-0606

  • Art Studio and gallery offering art classes for all ages and abilities (children - adults/beginners - advanced and special needs).  Activities include:  team building, girls night out, date night, art parties, etc. Space rental for private events and celebrations such as showers and birthdays.

    Website:

    http://thehive305.com/

    Address:

    305 Water Street

    Phone:

    (309) 360-4880

  • You've never had so much fun!  Two entertainers play a wide variety of music on baby grand pianos simultaneously.  The greatest Laugh-along, Sing-along, Drink-along, Get Crazy-along time that you will ever have.  See website for dates & times.

    Website:

    http://www.howlinonwater.com/

    Address:

    The Waterhouse * 316 SW Washington

    Phone: 

    (309) 494-9100 

  • Limelight Eventplex is committed to bringing life back to the Peoria music scene! We are bringing you closer to the music you love and introducing you to new upcoming artists as well! Concerts will be held at select indoor and outdoor venues throughout our area. Our goal is to invigorate the Illinois live music scene whenever and wherever we can!

    Bud Light Concert Series and Tailgates N’ Tallboys are both series of concerts that we present that are located Downtown Peoria right on the Riverfront.

    At our indoor venue (8102 N University in Peoria) you cannot let our businesslike exterior fool you; Limelight Eventplex is Peoria’s destination for the hottest live entertainment around. Designed and built by musicians, for musicians, this dynamic venue is Central Illinois’ most intimate, fan- and band-friendly facility for live music and other performances. Limelight features local, regional, national and even global touring acts. Every detail was crafted to give our patrons, as well as our entertainers, an incredible experience. Our main performance room is a music lover’s dream. With an occupancy of 1500, this acoustically designed venue boasts a massive stage, concert sound and light system, up-close front-of-stage area, and even a VIP loft!

    Although certain shows are only open to guests 18 or 21 and older, Limelight is an all-ages venue. Our goal is to provide the Peoria area with a wide variety of music and other entertainment for many years to come.

    Our calendar of events and more information can be found on our website at www.LimelightPeoria.com

    Website:

    www.LimelightPeoria.com

    Address:

    8102 N. University, Peoria

    CEFCU Center Stage, Peoria's RiverFront

    Phone: 

    (309) 693-1234

  • Live bands in Gallery I on the second floor of the Contemporary Art Center every Friday 5:30 - 7:30p.m.

    Website:

    http://www.peoriacac.org/

    Address:

    305 SW Water Street

    Phone:

    (309) 674-6822

  • Because Everyone Deserves To Be Pampered
    Every treatment and service is transformed into a unique and personal occasion, a moment created especially for you - this is the essence of the Murphy's Salon & Day Spa experience, the perfect union of effective know-how and professional expertise.

    Website:

    www.murphyssalonanddayspa.abmp.com

    Address:

    331 SW Water Street

    Phone:

    (309) 839-1380

  • Immerse yourself in the Peoria Riverfront Museum a world-class facility on Peoria's beautiful downtown RiverFront.

    Website:

    http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/

    Address:

    222 SW Washington Street

    Phone:

    (309) 868-7000

  • Turn of the century-style paddle wheeler available for sightseeing, theme cruises and private charters.

    Website:

    http://www.spiritofpeoria.com

    Address:

    100 NE Water Street

    Phone:

    (309) 637-8000

  • The Waterhouse is a unique banquet facility in Downtown Peoria located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the MAXAM Building. It boasts 3 distinct banquet rooms with rustic to formal atmospheres as well as Peoria's newest entertainment venue - The Broadway Lounge which features events weekly such as jazz, stand up comedy, magic, and vocal cabarets as well as shows from Central Illinois' ORIGINAL Dueling Pianos show -  Howlin on the Water and the Peoria Cabaret Theatre.

    Website:

    http://www.waterhousepeoria.com/

    Address:

    316 SW Washington St

    Phone:

    (309) 494-9100

  • Peoria Area's only Segway tour and Quadracycle bike rental experience.  Gliding with World on Wheels is as fun as it gets!  Offering 30 minute, 1 hour, and 2 hour Segway tours.  We also offer 30 minute Quadracycle bike rides.  Easy riding for all age levels.  Use them for individual riding or schedule your corporate team building events.  Open March thru Nov, weather permitting. Feel free to call for an appointment. 

    Website:

    http://worldonwheelspeoria.com/

    Address:

    Foot of Main Street

    Phone:

    309-453-0916

West Main Street District

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Warehouse District

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  • From May to September, enjoy exciting Single-A baseball with this St. Louis Cardinals affiliate.

    Website:

    http://www.peoriachiefs.com

    Address:

    730 SW Jefferson Street

    Phone:

    (309) 680-4000

  • Peoria Historical Society's River City Tour winds along Grandview Drive and takes place every Friday in June beginning at 11 am.  Their Roll Out the Barrel Tour takes you through the earliest sections of downtown Peoria and into the Warehouse District where you'll discover facts abut distilling in Peoria running every Saturday in June at 11 am (except June 10).  And the Naughty to Nice Tour every Saturday in June beginning at 1:30 pm (except for the 10th) traces triumph through time from the 1920's to the present including stories of the city's gangster era, including driving by the site of Peoria's most notorious crime scene, the Bernie Shelton murder.  All tours depart from the Peoria Riverfront Museum.  Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.  For more information, call 309-674-1921 or visit www.peoriahistoricalsociety.org

    Website:

    www.peoriahistoricalsociety.org

    Address:

    611 SW Washington Street

    Phone:

    (309) 674-1921

Central Business District

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  • Your window to live entertainment.  Downstate Illinois' premier entertainment and convention center

    Website:

    http://www.peoriaciviccenter.com

    Address:

    201 SW Jefferson Street

    Phone:

    (309) 673-8900

  • Holding true to a solid long-standing tradition of community entertainment for all ages, the Peoria Area Community Events Brown Bag-It Series presents another season of fine musical performances. Held during the lunch hours in the heart of downtown Peoria, Brown Bag-It continues to offer a taste of quality local musicians with diversified talents and style.  Every Monday and Wednesday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza.

    Website:

    http://www.peoriaevents.com/

    Address:

    324 Main Street

  • Peoria Public Library has five locations and a Bookmobile that serve Peorians with materials, community spaces, public computers and programs for all ages.

    Website:

    www.peoriapubliclibrary.org

    Address:

    107 NE Monroe

    Phone:

    (309) 497-2000