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Jun 16

- Aldabra Experience
- Father's Day Cruises
- Happy Father's Day!
- Honky Tonk Laundry
- Peoria Chiefs
- Tribute to the Miles Davis
- Frozen Jr.
- Peoria Municipal Band
- Tailgate 'N Tallboys

Jun 17

- Dementia Conversations

Jun 19

- Honky Tonk Laundry
- Sightseeing Cruise

Jun 20

- Jukebox: April Macie
- Honky Tonk Laundry
- Peoria Chiefs
- Sightseeing Cruise

Jun 21

- Adults Only Night
- Bill Gaither and Vocal Band
- Dementia Conversations
- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Honky Tonk Laundry
- Jukebox: April Macie
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Olde English Faire
- Peoria Chiefs
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Sightseeing Cruise

Jun 22

- Ballet Under the Stars
- Jury's Out
- Pet Palooza
- The Record Company
- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery
- Canton Farmer's Market
- Honky Tonk Laundry
- Jukebox: April Macie
- Olde English Faire
- Peoria Chiefs
- RiverFront Market
- Roll Out the Barrel Tour
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Jun 23

- Peoria Chiefs
- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery
- Olde English Faire
- Peoria Municipal Band

Jun 24

- Best of Central Illinois Preps
- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Jun 25

- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Jun 26

- Brain and Body
- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Jun 27

- Styx
- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery
- Shakespeare Festival

Jun 28

- Brushville
- Teen Workshop
- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery
- Fourth Fridays
- Frozen Jr.
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Shakespeare Festival

Jun 29

- Captain Quirk
- GeekFest: Round 2
- Peoria Chiefs
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery
- Canton Farmer's Market
- Frozen Jr.
- RiverFront Market
- Roll Out the Barrel Tour
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Shakespeare Festival
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Jun 30

- Itoo Shish-Ka-Bob
- Peoria Chiefs
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Frozen Jr.
- Peoria Municipal Band

Jul 1

- Peoria Chiefs

Jul 2

- Peoria Chiefs

Jul 3

- Hairbanger's Ball
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Peoria Chiefs
- Relax Under the Stars

Jul 4

- Backyard Barbeque
- Honor America Celebration
- Red, White and Boom Fireworks
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Whisper & Shout

Jul 5

- First Fridays
- Jukebox: Ryan Niemiller
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Too White Crew
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Shakespeare Festival

Jul 6

- Aileeah Colgan
- Jukebox: Ryan Niemiller
- The New Speer Family
- Canton Farmer's Market
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Shakespeare Festival
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Jul 7

- Alice Cooper
- Peoria Municipal Band

Jul 9

- Paint Nite
- Shakespeare Festival

Jul 10

- Hairspray
- Peoria Chiefs
- Shakespeare Festival

Jul 11

- Jukebox: Brian Posehn
- Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe
- Shakespeare Festival
- GI Jukebox
- Hairspray
- Peoria Chiefs

Jul 12

- 2nd Fridays in Peoria Heights
- GI Jukebox
- Hairspray
- Jukebox: Brian Posehn
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Chiefs
- Ragtime The Musical

Jul 13

- JammSammich
- Kid's Muddy Madness
- Party in the Park
- Peoria Chiefs
- Canton Farmer's Market
- GI Jukebox
- Hairspray
- Jukebox: Brian Posehn
- Ragtime The Musical
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Jul 14

- Peoria Chiefs
- GI Jukebox
- Hairspray
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam
- Peoria Municipal Band
- Ragtime The Musical
- Sightseeing Cruise

Jul 15

- Peoria Chiefs
- Ragtime The Musical

Jul 16

- Shakespeare Festival
- Heart of Illinois Fair
- Ragtime The Musical


 
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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