Introduction to Creve Coeur, Illinois
Creve Coeur, Illinois, in Tazewell county, is 3 miles S of Peoria, Illinois and 131 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Peoria-Pekin metropolitan area. Creve Coeur’s population is 5,448.
Creve Coeur History
Tazewell County was formed out of Peoria County in 1827. It was named after the Governor of Virginia, Henry Tazewell.
Creve Coeur and nearby Attractions
- Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Bishop Hill State Historic Site
- Glen Oak Zoo
- Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
Things To Do In Creve Coeur
Local golf courses include the Bluegrass Creek Golf Course, the Hillcrest Golf Center, the Parkview Golf Course and the Fon du Lac Golf Course. Tazewell County has a number of parks and natural reserves as well, including Bennetts Terraqueous Gardens Nature Preserve, Birchwood Park, Bowen Lake Park and the East Peoria Pool and Recreation Area. Visitors The Glen Oak Zoo is located in nearby in Peoria.
Creve Coeur Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport.
Creve Coeur Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Bradley University, Illinois Central College and the Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing.