Peoria, Illinois | Midwest Living

Peoria, Illinois

A proud paddlewheel history, a beautiful scenic drive, a redeveloping riverfront and great hiking trails only begin to define this central Illinois city.

Latest Midwest Living Peoria Reviews

"Savor exquisitely prepared and presented local, organic...
"The long-awaited Peoria Riverfront Museum combines...
"Salt sets a high standard for sophisticated dining in...
"A classy yet homey tradition in downtown Peoria promises...
"Updated guest rooms in a convenient downtown location make...
"This restaurant offers Irish pub food and a huge selection...
"Cozy booths, exposed-brick walls and Tiffany-style lamps...
"A warm renovation has transformed this 1960s hotel into a...
"The Peoria Zoo's African exhibit turns a traditional...

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Peoria Restaurant Reviews

"Salt sets a high standard for sophisticated dining in...
"A classy yet homey tradition in downtown Peoria promises...
"This restaurant offers Irish pub food and a huge selection...
"Cozy booths, exposed-brick walls and Tiffany-style lamps...

Peoria Hotel Reviews

"Updated guest rooms in a convenient downtown location make...
"A warm renovation has transformed this 1960s hotel into a...