Discover the best things to do in Peoria, from baseball games to wine tastings

Situated just off the intersection of US 150 and IL 6, the Country Inn & Suites puts you within a mile of The Shoppes at Grand Prairie and less than 10 minutes from tournaments at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex. If you’re looking for kid-friendly things to do, you can drive roughly 15 minutes into downtown, where popular attractions like Peoria Zoo, Wildlife Prairie Park, and The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum await. Traveling for business? Entertain colleagues with a trip to the local links or an evening at Dozer Park to see the Peoria Chiefs play. For a fun date night, you can sample local vintages at Kickapoo Creek Winery and buy a bottle to chill in the mini fridge of your comfortable room or suite.

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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 vehicles from excavators to race cars at this family-friendly museum tracing the history of the iconic 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.

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.

Grand View Drive & Park

7.15 mi / 11.51 km from the hotel
Take in sweeping views of the countryside and a stunning lineup of historic mansions along this storied 2.5-mile road. The park that runs along it also offers picnic areas, a playground, and sports facilities.

Dozer Park

7.33 mi / 11.79 km from the hotel
Head to Dozer Park to see the Peoria Chiefs play minor-league ball. After the game, make sure to stop by the gift shop to score some team merch.

Louisville Slugger Sports Complex

1.04 mi / 1.67 km from the hotel
This premiere sports facility hosts baseball, fastball, and volleyball tournaments. Visit to watch your favorite team play or to take part in the action yourself.