Top 9 Things to do in Chillicothe, United States

January 31, 2018 Russell Mellin

Chillicothe is a city on the Illinois River in Peoria County, Illinois, United States. The population was 6,097 at the 2010 census. Chillicothe is just north of the city of Peoria and is part of the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Chillicothe

1. Wheels O' Time Museum

1710 W Woodside Dr, Dunlap, IL 61525-9571 +1 309-243-9020
Excellent
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Wheels O' Time Museum

Reviewed By Redrosebud2014 - Algonquin

This museum houses all kind of wheel drive cars, trains, farm equipment, digging equipment, washing machines, to name a few. Anything that uses a wheel to operate and move the item

2. Robinson Park

400 W. Mossville Road, Mossville, IL
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Robinson Park

Reviewed By irina g - Illinois

Take N. Knoxville, to 40 North from Peoria, then at the traffic light about half mile to the right -- and you are on a smoothly winding road of Mossville (nice houses!), and then -- in Robinson Park. Parking is free, the park is well kept, it has picnic areas and small playgrounds for kids. The right part is called The Illinois River Bluff Trail, and it must be popular with hikers who love the woods. We stopped in the park during lunch time on a week day , so there were not many people there ... if at all. It's probably busier on weekends.

3. Metamora Courthouse

113 E Partridge St, Metamora, IL 61548-7021 +1 309-367-4470
Excellent
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5 based on 14 reviews

Metamora Courthouse

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

For several years, my wife and I drove through Metamora on our way to Peoria to cover or observe the boys state high school basketball tournament finals. As a long-time sportswriter who covered Illinois high school sports for more than 40 years, I am familiar with Metamora's considerable achievements as a high school football power. And as an historian, mostly of the Civil War, I was aware of Metamora's past as a site of one of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858. And, of course, there is the Metamora Courthouse. I hadn't taken the time to visit it until recently. My oversight. The Metamora Courthouse was built in 1845 and served as the center of county government until the county seat was moved to Eureka in 1896. It is one of two surviving courthouses on the historic Eighth Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln in the 1850s. In 1978, the courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The first floor of the two-story brick structure contains a central hall flanked by two exhibit rooms, one displaying artifacts of early local history, the other with exhibits describing the 1850s court system and Lincoln's life on the Eighth Judicial Circuit. On the second floor, the former courtroom and two small chambers are furnished to represent the era during which Lincoln practiced law. Visitors may take guided tours of the building or view the rooms and exhibits on their own. A 10-minute video history of the building, which includes images and interpretation of the second floor, is available for viewing. Among the artifacts are mid-19th century clothing, old spinning wheels and pianos, items dating to the Civil War and pre-Civil War photographs of the town and the courthouse. For historians who can't get enough of the courthouse, the site where Lincoln and Douglas debated is located in the park across the street. In Metamora, that almost beats a football game on Friday night.

4. Tanners Orchard

740 Illinois 40, Speer, IL 61479 +1 309-493-5442
Excellent
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Tanners Orchard

Reviewed By Patty L G - Berea, Kentucky

Visiting cousins in Peoria with a 8 month old baby, we opted to spend the morning at Tanner's Orchard. It's about 30 minutes outside of Peoria. There was plenty of parking and lots of goats and other animals to pet. For older children, there was a farm play yard. Lots of local food crafts and delicious apple cinnamon donuts. I bought a caramel nut apple and some fudge. Pumpkins all over the ground. We sat in a roomy seating area and enjoyed some of our donuts.

5. Grand View Drive

3210 Grand View Drive, Accessible from Prospect Road in Peoria Heights, near Tower Park or from Route 29, near the Route 150 Interchange, Peoria, IL 686-3375
Excellent
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5 based on 186 reviews

Grand View Drive

Reviewed By SFCRambo - Peoria, Illinois

We drove around the whole area to look at the nave's and see the people with their mad look like I am an invader and not be there but the drive along the overlook areas were breath taking. Also taking in the different colors the trees were changing to.

6. Rock Island Railroad Museum

3rd & Cedar, Chillicothe, IL 61523 +1 309-274-9076
Excellent
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4 based on 2 reviews

Rock Island Railroad Museum

Reviewed By John W - Peru, Illinois

I was spending the day watching trains nearby and I had some time to visit this museum located next to the IAIS tracks which used to be part of the Rock Island. The depot is in good condition inside and out and there is a ex-Santa Fe caboose outside that you can walk through if requested. The museum covers not only the Rock Islands history but also the Santa Fe which owned the line that the BNSF has now. There's pictures and artifacts of the passenger trains that used to run in the day. Good spot to visit it's open only on the first sunday of the month and every Wednesday but look on the website as you may be able to request a tour if you call ahead.

7. Northtrail Park

1621 W Meadowview Dr, Dunlap, IL 61525-9071
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Northtrail Park

Reviewed By irina g - Illinois

This park must be a very pleasant place for the people of the local neighborhood to walk around -- it's right next to the residential area of Dunlap. The park surrounds a pond, so it's a nice walk with a view of the small pond. On a warm, bright and sunny day it's a lovely place to be!

We had some difficulty finding the parking, so we parked on the street -- and then just walked to the trail.

8. Forest Park

5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria, IL 61616-3506 +1 309-686-3360
Excellent
73%
Good
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Forest Park

Part of the Peoria Forest Preserve Park.

Reviewed By Cheryl D - Adelaide, Australia

Forest Park is a gem. It is always a beautiful stroll through the forest with an interesting museum. I love the birds... all kinds including wild turkeys... we see every time we visit. It is a must for any outdoor oriented person visiting the area.

9. Peoria Brewing Company

8012 N Hale Ave, Peoria, IL 61615-2050 +1 309-839-0945
Excellent
25%
Good
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4 based on 12 reviews

Peoria Brewing Company

Reviewed By Dandlit - Ottawa, Illinois

So I stopped early afternoon with two teenagers a youth and a young adult. He and I loved it, we sampled several types and a couple pints..... Free popcorn... The 10 year old loved the shuffleboard table....
We will stop again, I was let down that they were out of growlers to fill when I was in there... Hopefully they will get more before my next visit.

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