Uncover the best things to do in Peoria, IL

Located near I-474, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Peoria North, IL perfectly positions guests to reach the area’s top things to do. Grab a cup of coffee in your hotel room and a free, hot breakfast downstairs before checking out the retailers at the popular Shoppes at Grand Prairie, less than a mile away. Discover the many animals native to Illinois at the open-air Wildlife Prairie Park, or meet animals from around the world at the Peoria Zoo. You can peruse the work of local artists and learn dance or yoga at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria. If you like your art mixed with science, try the exhibits at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The Kickapoo Creek Winery offers the opportunity to taste vintages native to Peoria—you can take a few bottles home with you, as well!

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Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

7.5 mi / 12.07 km from the hotel
Located in Peoria’s RiverFront district in a modern 14,000-square-foot facility, the Contemporary Art Center exhibits work by local artists and hosts poetry slams and musical performances as well as dance, Tai Chi, and yoga classes.

Kickapoo Creek Winery

4.52 mi / 7.27 km from the hotel
The Kickapoo Creek Winery showcases fine wines crafted in Peoria. This family-owned vineyard hosts tastings and sells its own products.

Peoria Civic Center

7.18 mi / 11.55 km from the hotel
The area’s venue offers an 11,330-seat arena, a 2,196-seat theater, 110,000 square feet of exhibit space, and 45,000 square feet of meeting space. Attend conferences, sporting events, and concerts at this downtown civic center.

Peoria Historical Society

7.43 mi / 11.96 km from the hotel
The Peoria Historical Society honors the history of Central Illinois with displays of photographs, artwork, and original documents.

Peoria Riverfront Museum

7.46 mi / 12.01 km from the hotel
This interactive museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute, blends the best of art and science with an aquarium, a state-of-the-art planetarium, fine art exhibits, and the exciting Giant Screen Theater.

Peoria Zoo

6.73 mi / 10.83 km from the hotel
Meet wallabies, boa constrictors, rhinos, African lions, and Siberian tigers at this popular family destination.

Steamboat/Riverboat Cruises: Spirit of Peoria

7.56 mi / 12.17 km from the hotel
Relive a piece of history when you tour the Illinois and Mississippi rivers on an old-fashioned steamboat. In addition to the usual sightseeing tours, you can also book a moonlight cruise or a murder mystery dinner.

Wildlife Prairie Park

4.57 mi / 7.36 km from the hotel
This open-air park lets visitors see more than 150 animals native to Illinois, including bison, black bears, and elk. Safari bus tours present views of the animals in their natural habitats, and foot and bicycle trails wind throughout the park.