Peoria Magazine: June 2019

by Jonathan Wright

This 6,000-mile boating adventure is often dreamed about, but less often completed.

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Selling the Peoria Area

by Don Welch, Enjoy Peoria/Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

We are fortunate to have an abundance of amenities to sell to potential clients and visitors.


Just Can't Escape It

by Emily Potts

Three local businesses offer exciting, new entertainment options for thrill seekers.


Travel to Tazewell

by David Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board

Tazewell County offers a wealth of fun experiences for visitors and locals alike.

There's No Place Like HomeSpace

by Meghan Anderson, Kristin Drew, Misa Nagase and Kyle Powers, MK PR

A collaboration among students and community leaders has led to Peoria’s first youth neighborhood association.

Emiquon: A Visitor's Guide

by Gelasia G. Croom, The Nature Conservancy

Pay a visit to one of the largest floodplain restoration projects in the Midwest.

Peoria's Original Coliseum

by Chris Farris, Peoria Public Library

On Peoria’s first convention facility and turn-of-the-20th-century hospitality

STEAM Education at the Playhouse

by Courtney M. Baxter and Rebecca Shulman Herz, Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Engaging children to become explorers and creators of the world

Building the Local Food Economy

Peoria will participate in a federal initiative that helps communities reinvest in neighborhoods while developing the local food economy.


All the World Is a Game

by Lee Katz, Mid-Illini Geocachers

Explore your world, learn about history and find hidden treasure through geocaching.

Should Non-Hindus Teach Yoga?

by Hannah Ramlo, Soulside Healing Arts

Cultural appropriation should be considered when borrowing elements from any culture that is not our own.

Hurricane Abe Strikes Again

After a spring trip to Las Vegas, one Peoria man is $15,000 richer—but his good fortune didn’t happen on the casino floor.

Peoria Pet Palooza

On June 22nd, pets and pet lovers from around the region will descend on the Peoria Civic Center.