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Woodland Palace at Francis Park
A must-see attraction in Kewanee is the Woodland Palace at Francis Park, the first “green” home in Illinois. This unusual home was built way ahead of its time and is filled with engineering wonders. Learn about the quirky and eccentric man who built and lived in the home. Fred Francis was an artist, poet, inventor, builder, mathematician, engineer, and a naturist. Francis started to build the home in 1890 and worked on it for the next thirty-six years. It features hand-carved molding, a water purification system, and is the first house in the state of Illinois to have air-conditioning without the aid of electricity. View the sophisticated achievements of disappearing windows, doors, and more. Visit a home where everything seems to work in harmony. Woodland Palace is open seven days a week from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. April through October 1.
Sherry’s is known for a few things: good food, great prices, and all the friendly service you can expect in Henry County. Located in an old quaint church, Sherry offers daily specials including fish, barbeque ribs, chicken, and more.
2015 Flying Gish Festival and Bow Fishing Tournament
Weigh in is at 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria IL. $120/team of up to four Activities: 5am bowfishing tournament begins from Bass Pro Shops 10am-3pm-Flying Fish Festival-Bass Pro Shops Parking Lot Taste Testing, Entertainment, Kids Activities, IL. Dept of Natural Resources, Wildlife Prairie Park, Tons of fun for the family! 6pm Preservation and Conservation Dinner at Itoo Hall CALL: 309-674-9715 for more information A family friendly festival highlighted by the first inaugural Bow Fishing Tournament! This event will include cash prizes, activities on both sides of the river, educational displays, and local chefs preparing cuisine using the flying fish. The tournament is for registered competitors only, however, the additional activities are open to the public. The money raised from this event will go to support the Union Sportsman Alliance and the Preservation of the Peoria Labor Temple. All partners of this event support The Flying Fish Festival as one piece of a larger effort to deal with an Illinois River invasive species: Asian Carp. This Flying Fish Festival gives locals and visitors an opportunity to experience the excitement both on the water, shore and on the plate.
Kewanee Historical Society
Founded in 1976, the group maintains the Kewanee Historical Society's Robert and Marcella Richards Museum, featuring numerous exhibits highlighting the colorful history of Kewanee. Open, May 1st to October 1st Thursday & Saturday, 1:30PM-4:00PM Open Everyday Labor Day Weekend
After 85 years, the golf course is still going strong. This 18-hole championship course features beautiful mature trees, fast greens and great fairways. Enjoy a delicious meal in the clubhouse, Greenside Grill or Roy's Place. 18 holes with a cart: Weekday $32 Weekends $37
2015 Class 1A & 2A Boys Basketball Tournament
Since 1996, the March Madness Experience™, a family-oriented extravaganza of fun, interactive games, historical exhibits and good times, has been an integral part of the Boys State Finals in Peoria. Just across the concourse from the tournament action at Carver Arena, the March Madness Experience fills up the Peoria Civic Center's huge Exhibition Hall. It's free to fans who have game tickets, and just $2 for everyone else. Once inside, there's no charge for any of the attractions. So mark your calendar and make a date to visit and enjoy Boys State Finals and the March Madness Experience in Peoria.
Hog Day Stampede
Join us and compete in the four-mile Stampede, a one-mile run and a quarter-mile "fun run" for younger children. T-shirt awards, children under 7 receive a free t-shirt. Begins at 8 am.
Gallery on Second
View beautiful works of art from local and regional artists. Choose from watercolor and oil paintings, metal artwork and stained-glass.
Country Morning Coffee
No chain store coffee here! Country Morning Coffee is the only artisan coffee roaster in Henry County, offering 30 different premium coffees plus organic coffees from around the globe. Every coffee batch is roasted daily and packaged by hand including personal handwriting on each coffee label. Pick from an assortment of coffee drinks, tea, hot chocolate, and iced drinks. Morning offerings include fresh home-baked pastries, and for lunch there’s homemade breads and soups or Panini’s and wraps. Fill your travel mug and grab some freshly blended bags of coffee to take home with you!
The Quilt Box
Celebrate the art of quilting and visit the store to become inspired. Visit the showroom offering over 2,000 bolts of fabric, quilt, embroidery and notion supplies. Join in the sit ‘n sews, pick up a block of the month or shop for locally handmade gifts.
J.K. Williams Distilling
As the descendants of bootleg whiskey-making master J.K. Williams, they feel a certain responsibility to bring craft whiskey-and bourbon-making back to the Peoria area. Their great-great-grandpa was a family man with an extraordinary work ethic and an undeniable talent for making some of the best whiskey of his time.
Beta Sigma Phi Annual Craft Show
Find your unique treasure at Henry County’s largest one day craft show for handcrafted gifts. Free parking. Hours: 9am to 3pm. Admission: $2 for ages 13 & over.
Main Street Eatery
Try the top-secret honey-poppy seed dressing on top of the apple, celery, and chicken salad, it is a local favorite. Sandwiches, Panini’s are just a few of the delectable offerings. Breakfast is available.
Mary’s Family Dining offers affordable home-cooked meals served on white table cloths. Lunch specials and a salad bar are offered daily. Enjoy the friendly lounge area while you wait for your seat.
The Publik House
Nestled in the heart of Restaurant Row on Prospect Road in Peoria Heights, the Publik House was established in 2010. The classic, casual room has an old-world feel that is rich, comfortable and as satisfying as a room temperature Harp in a London pub. It is a locally owned English style, American pub pouring pints Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm, serving English pub fare and American classics beginning at 5:00 pm.
Quality Inn & Suites - Peoria
Welcome to the new Quality Inn & Suites of Peoria! Quality Inn is convenient to Northwoods Mall and Lakeview Museum. They are also within close proximity of Bradley University and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Relax at their newly renovated, modernized property that joins style and comfort in an affordable package. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds. A beautiful layout, numerous amenities, and unparalleled service are here for you to enjoy! Featured amenities include a business center and express check-out. Planning an event in Peoria? This hotel has facilities measuring 988 square feet, including conference/meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
Two25 is a polished casual restaurant located in the Mark Twain hotel, downtown Peoria. Signature entrees such as the broiled peppercorn New York strip, dijon crusted salmon, shrimp & crab carbonara and the classic gratin dauphinois-- a 30 layer potato gratin-- are not to be missed. Delectable dessert choices such as chocolate mousse topped with a raspberry Chambord sauce and crème brulee are also local favorites. Diners can complement their meals with our wine program-- a large selection is available by the glass, flight, half bottle or bottle. Deemed "polished casual", we serve the finest food, using only the highest quality ingredients, paired with a warm and unforgettable dining experience. Every customer is treated as if they are a part of our family. Join us for lunch, or host your next event in our private meeting room. We hope to serve you soon.
2015 IHSA State Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
All ticket sales for each of the 2015 IHSA Boys Basketball tournaments are handled directly by the Peoria Civic Center.
Ryan's Round Barn
Tour this centennial barn, one of the largest in the country and one of forty-two left in the State of Illinois. It stands 80 feet high and 85 feet in diameter and features a 16-foot diameter floor to ceiling silo. A farm implement museum in on the main floor. Tours are provided by Friends of Johnson’s Park Foundation and groups of ten or more asked to call ahead. Open the first, third, and fifth Saturday beginning May through October. Hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Breedlove's Sporting Goods
The drive will be worth it when you visit with the engaging sales associates, view their vast name brand apparel and shoes, and hear the “locals” story. They also personalize sports clothing upon request. It’s all about the sports lore and offerings.
With dishes paying homage to our Midwestern roots and served with warmth by our service team, each dining experience will make guests feel as if they are at "Table 19." Chef Matthew Lanetta's passion for featuring farm fresh items from our community is evident in all of our selections. Just as Table 19 is a new twist on the past, Chef Lanetta's menu makes classics new again with fresh perspective and integration of modern techniques.
A delightful shopping experience awaits you! Choose from home decor – home scents – crystal – gourmet foods and coffee- jewelry and much more. Heartfelt also offers custom floral creation, framing and gift baskets.
Ramada Inn and Conference Center
Conveniently located to all of Peoria's business locations and leisure attractions, the Ramada Inn Peoria provides each guest with all of the comforts and amenities to ensure complete satisfaction.
Centerplate Catering and Concessions
Full service food & beverage provider for Central Illinois. Event planners and caterers - one of the top concession companies in the state.