Peoria Tourism

Peoria /piːˈɔːriə/ is a city in and the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, United States, and the largest city on the Illinois River. Established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois, and is named after the Peoria tribe. As of the 2010 census, the city was the seventh-most populated in Illinois (and the third largest outside of the Chicago metropolitan area), with a population of 115,007. The Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 373,590 in 2011.Peoria had a population of 118,943 in 2010, when far northern Peoria was also included. Peoria is the headquarters for Caterpillar Inc., one of the 30 companies composing the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Peoria was discovered by the French settlers in America. From then the town has grown thanks to its river trade culture. Travel to Peoria to check out the Lakeview Museum that has rotating exhibitions centred on arts and science. Most of the businesses in Peoria are centred around the Caterpillar headquarters. There is a visitor centre in the company’s premises for its fans. Close to this building is the Peoria Riverfront Museum that serves as a planetarium. The Peoria Zoo is a great place to take kids with you. Holiday attractions in Peoria begin with the Santa Clause Parade which is the oldest running holiday parade in the U.S. There are mineral springs in just out of town where you can spend some time pampering yourself. Heading out for a long weekend? Opt for a visit to Peoria.

 

  • Know the pollution level of Peoria before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Peoria for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Peoria.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.5 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Peoria is 185.4 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 66.05 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.79 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.22 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.76 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 0.83 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 97.68 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Peoria

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.6 USD

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