Introduction to Chillicothe, Illinois
Chillicothe, Illinois, in Peoria county, is 16 miles N of Peoria, Illinois and 115 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Peoria-Pekin metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,996 people lived in Chillicothe.
Chillicothe is located on the Illinois River. It was named after the indigenous Chillicothe Native Americans, the original inhabitants of the area.
Chillicothe and nearby Attractions
- Woodford State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Peoria Historical Society and Museum
- George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden
- Glen Oak Zoo
- Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Peoria Zoo
Things To Do In Chillicothe
The Woodford State Fish and Wildlife Area, the Glen Oak Zoo and the George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden are all nearby. Local museums include the Peoria Historical Society and Museum and the Wheels o'Time Museum. The Rock Island Trail State Park, Jubilee College State Park and the John C. Proctor Recreation Center offer opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and camping.
Flights are available from Greater Peoria Regional Airport.
Chillicothe Higher Education
Bradley University, Illinois Central College, Illinois State University and Heartland Community College are all nearby.