Introduction to Peoria Heights, Illinois
Peoria Heights, Illinois, in Peoria county, is 3 miles N of Peoria, Illinois and 126 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Peoria-Pekin metropolitan statistical area. About 6,635 people live in Peoria Heights.
Peoria Heights History
In the late 19th century, the Prospect Heights Land Company was established in the area that is now Peoria Heights. The village was originally incorporated as Prospect Heights, but it was later renamed Peoria Heights because a Prospect Heights already existed in Illinois.
Peoria Heights and nearby Attractions
- Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
- Al Fresco Amusement Park
- Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Glen Oak Zoo
Things To Do In Peoria Heights
The John C. Flanagan House Museum, which was built in 1837, is the oldest building in Peoria Heights. The Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Grand View Drive, which was described by President Theodore Roosevelt as the world's most beautiful drive, are also accessible from Peoria Heights. Local parks include the Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Rice Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area and the Mackinaw River State Fish & Wildlife Area. Other popular attractions in area are the Glen Oak Zoo and the Miller Park Zoo.
Peoria Heights Transportation
Greater Peoria Regional is the closest major airport
Peoria Heights Higher Education
Bradley University, Illinois Central College and Illinois State University are all neaby.