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Destination: Peoria

Ever heard the expression, "Will it play in Peoria"? The phrase is popular in the entertainment world; it's a rhetorical question meant to ask if the product is mainstream enough to be popular in Small Town, USA. It speaks volumes about your city when it has become a metaphor for wholesome Americana.

Just a few hours from Chicago, Peoria is full of small-town charm and Midwestern flavor packed into a suddenly bustling metropolis.

Start with Peoria RiverFront, located on the Illinois River, one of the biggest attractions in the area. What are you looking for? Horse-drawn carriage rides in the evening? Check. Concerts and more at James W. Baldwin RiverFront Festival Park? Definitely. Turn-of-the-century paddle boats for sightseeing? Yes.
Peoria features a bustling arts community, with the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria and the Peoria Art Guild and Galleries. Fine arts include the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the 10th oldest in the country. There's also Opera Illinois, the Peoria Municipal Band, the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, the Central Illinois Youth Symphony and two ballet companies: Peoria Ballet and Illinois Ballet.

Golfers have plenty of options, too. Start with Quail Meadows Golf Course in nearby Washington. The picturesque course is home to plenty of wildlife -- several acres have been converted to wildflower areas that a variety of birds now call home. Or WeaverRidge Golf Club, which features multiple bentgrass tees and fairways, with fast and true greens. Enjoy the community's rolling hills and forested valleys.

The weather in Peoria features a variety, from crisp winters to mild summers, falls complete with dazzling foliage and spring with full bloom. The town is home to numerous festivals, sporting events and a calendar that is always busy with home-grown entertainment.

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Edgewood Park Golf Club
Tee Times
Mc Nabb $8
Lick Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Pekin $13
Coyote Creek Golf Club Bartonville $42
Quail Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Washington $14
Newman Golf Course
Tee Times
Peoria $8
Parkview Golf Course
Tee Times
Pekin $8
WeaverRidge Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $49
Fon du Lac Golf Course East Peoria $8
Madison Golf Course
Tee Times
Peoria $8
Eighteen Hole at Howard D. Kellogg Golf Course
Tee Times
Peoria $8
Tall Oaks Country Club Toluca $31
Lacon Country Club Lacon $30
Bluegrass Creek Golf Course Minier $12
North Greens Golf Course Atlanta $14
Snag Creek Golf Course Washburn $14 - $28
Executive at Howard D. Kellogg Golf Course Peoria $11.50 - $23.50
Mount Hawley Country Club Peoria $45 - $60
Baker Park Golf Course Kewanee $25
Executive at Sunset Hills Country Club Pekin N/A
Country Club of Peoria Peoria $60 - $73
Hillcrest Golf Center Washington $21.75
Championship at Sunset Hills Country Club Pekin $32
Detweiller Park Golf Course Peoria $9 - $12
Arrowhead Country Club Chillicothe $35 - $75
Metamora Fields Golf Club Metamora N/A
Kaufman Park Golf Course Eureka $20
Pine Lakes Country Club Washington $34
Pekin Country Club Pekin $45
Timberlake Country Club Peoria $15
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