Sleep Inn & Suites Peoria
4244 Brandywine Drive, Peoria, Illinois, 61614, United States
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You're Getting Closer
Two Airplane Hangers = One Field House
Another View During Live Action
WWI & WWII Memorial
Kids in Tow
I'm going on vacation to Peoria and Bloomington Normal Illinois and taking my two children. They will be four months and two years. I realize the four month old will not do anything, but I'm trying to find some places that the two year old would enjoy. Have any suggestions?
Re: Kids in Tow
Well you could always try the Wildlife Prairie Park in Peoria or the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington. I always liked the paddle boats at the zoo when i was younger....but then if you're from Normal then i'm sure you already know of this place??
Travel Tips for Peoria
My home nine months of the year between 1997 and 2001! A great mid-sized university, Bradley was very much the focus of Peoria--literally, due to its position on the highest hill in town, and economically, because the university, besides Caterpillar company's headquarters, provide much of the town's income. Bradley is a mid-sized university that always does well in the national rankings. Plus, the Bradley Braves basketball team is extremely popular in town, and usually they do very well in their conference. Having started my career in physical therapy here at Bradley University, I have so many fond memories of teachers, classes, crazy schedules, friends, and late night pizza orders... :)
Bring earplugs so you will not...
Bring earplugs so you will not have to put up with all of the lame drivel played on Peoria radio. Always wear your seatbelt. Not for safety. To keep from getting robbed! Avoid McDonalds on University closest to War Memorial. None of the food there is any good. Learn how to blow your nose as loud as you can in every restaurant you go to in the Peoria area. Wait until you have finished your meal before you do it, too! Far be it for you to spread germs to your food when it would be so much better to send them off to some one else! Especially if you are over the age of 45. These are the worst offenders of having no manners here!
Historic Architecture West Bluff Historic District
Those of you who have read my site know how much I love history and architecture. That's probably why I enjoyed visiting Peoria so much. I discovered early on that this historic city has many areas with lovely architecture, West Bluff Historic District being one of the best. Thus, Allan and I drove to that area, parked our car, and walked High and Moss Streets. This area is also called High Wine Historic District, but I do not know why except one street is High Street.
On Moss Street is the Pettengill Morron House, a Mid-Victorian built in 1868. It's a brick structure built by Moses Pettengill, a merchant from New Hampshire. The home is a Second Empire residence with Queen Anne decorative motifs and furnished to the period. Moses Pettengill was Peoria's first hardware merchant.. It has eleven rooms that contain a collection of artifacts and antiques from the home's last occupant, Jean Morron. She willed the home to the Peoria Historical Society in 1966.
On the National Register of Historic Homes, it portrays the life of the Morron family, the last owner of the house. Jean Morran purchased this home in 1953 because her own home was in the way of progress. She brought with her two-centuries of accumulation and family heirlooms such as the cast-iron fence, chandeliers, and marble mantles.
The Historical Society conducts tours from May-October via bus or trolley.
Even though we could not go inside, we were able to peruse this lovely residence up close.
Best Pizza in Peoria
Leonardo's, like most of Peoria, is a bit dingy. But it is unquestionably the best pizza place in town, with its thick crusts, sprinklings of tomatoes instead of sauce, and generous helpings of cheese. Unlike so many chain pizza places, Leonardo's pizza isn't at all greasy. The decor is rather lacking - there are plastic grapes hanging from the ceiling and it's dim inside - but the pizza really can't be beat. They also do takeout. Pizza!
What a Great Building the Peoria City Hall Is!
From the moment that I saw it, I fell in love with the impressive Peoria City Hall.
It's a massive stone structure in the Flemish Renaissance style, and the stone is a lovely shade of red.
When it was erected in 1899, it sat on the corner of Madison and Fulton Streets, but as Peoria's layout changed over the years, Madison Street no longer crosses Fulton!
Instead, today City Hall resides next to the modern Civic Center where Madison meets Fulton. The contrast between the old and new is glorious.
This building was designed by Reeves and Ballie, costing $271,000 to construct. It was in 1978 that this stylish building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Interestingly, City Hall still has the Victorian Ball tower from the original structure, and in the lobby, the marble statue, "Love Knows No Caste" still stands to greet visitors. Guess what? The same local artists who created the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial on Main Street sulpted this marble statue. (Fritz Triebel)
Over 100 years later, City Hall is still within the same walls, and through careful restoration, it has managed to retain most of its original appearance. That is ever so refreshing!
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Sleep Inn & Suites Peoria
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Address: 4244 Brandywine Drive, Peoria, Illinois, 61614, United States