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Oct 18

- Hayrides and Hotdogs
- Magician Mitch Williams
- Manito Volkswalk and Art Bazaar

Oct 19

- Disney Junior Dance Party
- Pops Halloween
- St. Jude Harvest Moon
- Celebrate Recovery
- Fall Vintage Clothing & Collectibles Sale
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Halls of Horror
- Live at the Five Spot
- Monster Jam
- Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
- Pekin Haunt
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Spider Hill
- Spook Hollow
- The Infirmary
- Wildlife Scary Park
- Witches Walk

Oct 20

- Autism 5k & Walk
- Craft Show
- Guitar Classic
- Hallalujah Here Below
- Peoria Prowlers
- Theatrical Costume Sale
- Trunk or Treat
- Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise
- Fall Vintage Clothing & Collectibles Sale
- Halls of Horror
- Haunted Peoria Tour
- Kid's Night Out
- Monster Jam
- Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
- Pekin Haunt
- PPD Fall Used Book Sale
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Spider Hill
- Spook Hollow
- The Infirmary
- Wildlife Scary Park
- Witches Walk

Oct 21

- Prairie Wind Ensemble
- Trunk or Treat
- PPD Fall Used Book Sale
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Urban League Guild Jazz Brunch
- Wildlife Scary Park

Oct 22

- PPD Fall Used Book Sale

Oct 23

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Oct 25

- Hayrides and Hotdogs
- Life Could Be A Dream
- Magician Mitch Williams
- Once Upon a Mattress

Oct 26

- Easton Corbin
- Phantom of the Opera
- Celebrate Recovery
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Halls of Horror
- Life Could Be A Dream
- Live at the Five Spot
- Martin Luther: the Musical
- Moonlight Cruise
- Once Upon a Mattress
- Pekin Haunt
- Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Spider Hill
- Spook Hollow
- The Infirmary
- Wildlife Scary Park
- Witches Walk

Oct 27

- Beat Beethoven
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- Phantom of the Opera
- Steps of Joy
- Women's Lifestyle Show
- Halls of Horror
- Haunted Peoria Tour
- Life Could Be A Dream
- Martin Luther: the Musical
- Once Upon a Mattress
- Pekin Haunt
- Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Spider Hill
- Spook Hollow
- The Infirmary
- Wildlife Scary Park
- Witches Walk

Oct 28

- Life Could Be A Dream
- Martin Luther: the Musical
- Once Upon a Mattress
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Wildlife Scary Park

Oct 30

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Nov 1

- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Whisper & Shout

Nov 2

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

Nov 3

- Wildlife Scary Park

Nov 4

- Craft, Vendor Show & Bake Sale
- Wildlife Scary Park

Nov 6

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Nov 9

- 2nd Fridays in Peoria Heights
- Celebrate Recovery
- Columbinus
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Wildlife Scary Park

Nov 10

- Columbinus
- Wildlife Scary Park
- Wildlife Scary Park

Nov 11

- Columbinus
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam
- Wildlife Scary Park

Nov 13

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Nov 15

- Columbinus

Nov 16

- Celebrate Recovery
- Columbinus
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Wildlife Scary Park

Nov 17

- Columbinus
- Kid's Night Out
- Wildlife Scary Park


 
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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