Discover Peoria, Illinois from Hotel’s Prime Location
Whether you’re looking for shopping, the fine arts or outdoor adventures, you can find it in Peoria, Illinois. This hotel’s location near I-474 allows easy access to many popular Peoria attractions, and it’s just across the way from the premier shopping at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie. Spend an afternoon exploring the innovative exhibits at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, or check out the local arts scene at the Contemporary Art Center. Animal lovers won’t want to miss the open-air Wildlife Prairie Park or the Peoria Zoo, home to Siberian tigers, African lions and more. Explore the following Peoria attractions:
- Bradley University (8.9 miles)
This private liberal arts university enrolls 5,700 students and has exceptional programs in business, teacher education and health science.
Phone: +1 (309) 676-7611
- Contemporary Art Center of Peoria (10.2 miles)
This innovative 14,000-square-foot facility in Peoria’s RiverFront district features local artwork, poetry slams, musical performances and opportunities to learn dance, Tai Chi, yoga and more.
Phone: +1 (309) 674-6822
- Kickapoo Creek Winery (6 miles)
This family-owned vineyard produces a variety of fine wines crafted here in Peoria. Come in for a tasting and be sure to pick up a bottle or two for home.
Phone: +1 (309) 495-9463
- Peoria Historical Society (5 miles)
Discover the history of Central Illinois through photographs, artwork and original documents.
Phone: +1 (309) 674-1921
- Peoria Riverfront Museum of Arts & Sciences (5 miles)
Don’t miss this interactive museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute, that offers a fun and enlightening experience for all ages. Exhibits include an aquarium, fine art displays, the Giant Screen Theater and a state-of-the-art planetarium.
Phone: +1 (309) 686-7000
- Peoria Zoo (8.1 miles)
Encounter animals from all over the globe, including wallabies, boa constrictors, rhinos, African lions and majestic Siberian tigers.
Phone: +1 (309) 686-3365
- The Shoppes at Grand Prairie (0.3 miles)
Shop prime brands including Banana Republic, J. Crew, Eddie Bauer and more at this popular open-air mall, just across the highway from the Country Inn & Suites.
Phone: +1 (309) 692-3672
- Steamboat/Riverboat Cruises: Spirit of Peoria (7.5 miles)
Explore the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers by way of old-fashioned steamboat. Sightseeing tours and themed cruises are available, including moonlight cruises and murder mystery dinners.
Phone: +1 (309) 637-8000
- Wildlife Prairie Park (8.9 miles)
This open-air park is home to more than 150 animals native to Illinois, including bison, black bears and elk. Take a safari bus to get up close and personal with some of these animals, or explore the nearby trails on foot or via bicycle.
Phone: +1 (309) 676-0998
Additional Attractions and Businesses
- Caterpillar Inc.
- Komatsu America Corporation
- Landmark Real Estate Solutions
- Maui Jim Sunglasses
- National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
- Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
- The Peoria Journal Star Online Edition