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Events Calendar


Jun 21

- Annie
- Chris Kattan at Jukebox Comedy Club
- Magician Mitch Williams
- Metamora Old Settlers Days
- Peoria Chiefs
- Princeville Heritage Days
- Sightseeing Cruise

Jun 22

- Double Double
- JammSammich Beach Bash
- Annie
- Boeing Boeing
- Celebrate Recovery
- Chris Kattan at Jukebox Comedy Club
- Fourth Fridays
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Metamora Old Settlers Days
- Moonlight Cruise
- Olde English Faire
- Pan! and Hillbilly Hankerin'
- Peoria Chiefs
- Princeville Heritage Days
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Top Dog At The Dome

Jun 23

- Bees & Butterflies
- Bubblegum Jack
- Free Sports Memorabilia Appraisal
- Heartache Tonight
- Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids
- Peoria Chiefs
- Robert's Run for Dyslexia
- WOD-A-THON
- Annie
- Boeing Boeing
- Chris Kattan at Jukebox Comedy Club
- Metamora Old Settlers Days
- Olde English Faire
- Princeville Heritage Days
- RiverFront Market
- Roll Out the Barrel Tour
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Top Dog At The Dome

Jun 24

- Itoo Shish-Ka-Bob
- Pan! and Hillbilly Hankerin'
- Peoria Chiefs
- Boeing Boeing
- Olde English Faire
- Peoria Muni Band
- Princeville Heritage Days
- Top Dog At The Dome

Jun 25

- Best of Central Illinois Preps
- Boeing Boeing
- Peoria Chiefs

Jun 26

- Peoria Chiefs
- Boeing Boeing
- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Jun 27

- Boeing Boeing
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Muni Band

Jun 28

- David Hoffman
- Boeing Boeing
- Magician Mitch Williams

Jun 29

- Here Come The Mummies
- Peoria Muni Band
- Boeing Boeing
- Celebrate Recovery
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise

Jun 30

- Water Lantern Festival
- Boeing Boeing
- RiverFront Market
- Roll Out the Barrel Tour
- Sculpture Walk Peoria

Jul 1

- Volksfest
- Peoria Muni Band

Jul 3

- Fireworks Spectacular
- Free Fallin'
- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Jul 4

- 4th of July Backyard BBQ
- Happy Independence Day!
- Red, White & Boom

Jul 5

- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Magician Mitch Williams
- Whisper & Shout

Jul 6

- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Jul 7

- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria

Jul 8

- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

Jul 10

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Jul 13

- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- The Bridges of Madison County

Jul 14

- The Brazilionaires
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- The Bridges of Madison County

Jul 15

- The Bridges of Madison County

Jul 16

- The Bridges of Madison County

Jul 17

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard
- The Bridges of Madison County

Jul 18

- The Bridges of Madison County

Jul 19

- The Bridges of Madison County

Jul 20

- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- The Bridges of Madison County

Jul 21

- Kid's Night Out
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- The Bridges of Madison County


 
Peoria Historic Attractions

Peoria Historic Attractions

 

Grandview Drive is a two and a half mile scenic road with adjacent park areas through Peoria and Peoria Heights. Major portions of the road give a view of the Illinois River and its valley as well as clear views of the some of the most prestigious and historic homes in the area. Houses along Grandview Drive are among the best known in the city; the residential area on the west of Grandview Drive, opposite the river, was added to the National Register of Historic Places as an historic district in 1996. A large amount of land on the valley side of Grandview Drive is owned by the Peoria Park District and is undeveloped except for park benches. President Theodore Roosevelt is said to have proclaimed it the "World's Most Beautiful Drive" during a 1910 visit. Grandview Drive was the original location of WMBD (AM) and their call letters are a result of Roosevelt's comment.



 

 

The John C. Flanagan House Museum is an American Federalist-style home built circa 1837 by John C. Flanagan. The home is the oldest standing residence in Peoria. Located at 942 N.E. Glen Oak Avenue, the home is on the National Register for Historic Places and operated by the Peoria Historical Society as a museum of the Peoria Area. The museum is open for tours by chance or by appointment for groups of 4 adults or more. Admission is $7 for adults or $3 for children. It is also available for meetings, small dinners and host to many historical events and exhibits. For information and reservations, call 309-674-1921 or click HERE

 

 

The Pettengill-Morron House Museum is a mid-Victorian house built in 1868 by Moses Pettengill, a merchant from New Hampshire. In the mid-1960s, the house and all furnishing were donated to the Peoria Historical Society by Jean Morron, the last owner of the house. Located at 1212 West Moss Avenue, the home is available for tours, events, small dinners, meetings and host to many historical events. The museum is open for tours on the First Sunday of the Month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm or by appointment for groups of 4 adults or more. Admission is $7 for adults or $3 for children. For more information and reservations, please call the office of the Peoria Historical Society at 309-674-1921 or click HERE

 

 



Springdale Cemetery is one of the State's largest cemeteries and is the resting place for some Peoria legends including: Lydia Bradley, Captain Moss, Governor Ford, Senator Bloom, John Gwynn, Romeo Garrett, Captain Detweiller, and many more. Springdale is also the final resting place for several name sakes of Peoria city streets and landmarks.

Today, within its confines, over 78,000 citizens lie in peace along the 230 acres of hills and valleys and 6.5 miles of roads. The first recorded burial was April, 1857. Some architectural highlights are: a beautifully restored public mausoleum, 9 statues, 7 tree monuments, a Gatehouse, and 15 private mausoleums throughout the grounds. The public mausoleum was built in 1929 with additions added in 1965 and in 1973. On Wednesday, April 15, 1998 the city's Historic Preservation Commission unanimously voted landmark status to the Gatehouse.

 
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