Uncover the best things to do in Peoria

Situated near the intersection of US-150 and IL-6, the Country Inn & Suites, Peoria North makes it easy to access the area’s best things to do. Family fun abounds at Peoria Zoo, Wildlife Prairie Park, and The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, all located within 20 minutes of the hotel. Want a new outfit before hitting the local links? You can check out The Shoppes at Grand Prairie less than a mile away. For a fun date night, sample local vintages at Kickapoo Creek Winery—you can even purchase a few bottles to keep chilled in the fridge in your hotel room.

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The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum

6.82 mi / 10.98 km from the hotel
Find hours of family-friendly fun at this interactive children’s museum, where your little ones can view ancient fossils and get behind the wheel of a kid-sized Caterpillar machine.

Caterpillar Visitor Center

7.45 mi / 11.99 km from the hotel
See everything from excavators to race cars on a visit to this family-friendly museum, which traces the history of the iconic industrial manufacturer, Caterpillar. Highlights include a ride in a massive mining truck and a simulator that lets you operate Caterpillar equipment.

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
This downtown civic center 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. You can attend conferences, sporting events, and concerts throughout the year.

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 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.