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Peoria area also has great terrain for orienteering - at: Jubilee College State Park, Farmdale Park, Detweiller Park, McNaughton Park, Sommer Park, Camp Wokanda/Robinson Park, Kickapoo Recreation area
Posted by: Mike Duncan
23/10/2009 09:26 PM

Wildlife Prairie State Park, just west of Peoria, is a natural habitat for various species found on the early Illinois prairie, including buffalo.
The Peoria Zoo, in Glen Oak Park, has been just reopened with an excellent walk-through "Africa" exhibit.
Posted by: John Coker
06/10/2009 05:47 AM

The Rock Island Trail is a wonderfully flat, crushed limestone path perfect for a family or casual bike ride. It's 26 miles and there are several stops along the way to grab a bite or simply relax at one of a variety of lookout points. I used to ride from Peoria to Dunlap and back with my two boys when they were younger and it made for a great afternoon (they spotted interesting birds, insects. frogs, and an occasional snake which added to their enjoyment).
Posted by: susie
23/09/2009 03:02 PM

Peoria is a great adventure town! Visit www.peoria.org for information on hiking/biking/camping/fishing and so much more! Outdoor adventure, scenic riverfront, and natural beauty are waiting for you - start planning your weekend getaway today.
Posted by: susan
23/09/2009 02:56 PM