Rent a Bus to Take in Riverfront Fun, Concerts & More in Peoria
In show business, they used to ask “Will it play in Peoria?” This Midwestern city was regarded as an everyman-sort of place. But there’s nothing ordinary about the largest city on the Illinois River with its waterfront restaurants, paddlewheel boats, art galleries, lively nightlife and dynamic performing arts scene.
And when you need a break from the bright lights and big city, head to Wildlife Prairie State Park with its bison and black bears or escape downriver aboard the Spirit of Peoria, a replica 19th century riverboat.
Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a corporate retreat or a friend’s bachelor party, US Coachways can handle groups of any size with its extensive fleet, ranging from party buses to large coach buses. We offer city bus rentals to destinations throughout Illinois, including Chicago, Springfield and Champaign-Urbana. Great bus rental rates and personal customer service make us an ideal choice for community and church groups, school trips and team travel, not to mention wedding festivities, anniversaries and birthdays. Give us your itinerary and our account specialists, private drivers and dispatchers will do the rest. You just get to enjoy the ride.
Explore the Land of Reagan & So Much More
Illinois long ago earned the nick name “Land of Lincoln.” But this area is also famed for its connection to another U.S. president, Ronald Reagan. Yet there’s more to explore in and around Peoria than Reagan’s college alma mater. Below are some of the museums, historic sites and other points of interest visitors should not miss on their travels through the region.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — There’s gambling, Broadway shows and concerts, not to mention wet and wild water parks to amuse and entertain visitors to Peoria. Go-karts, batting cages, miniature golf and dune buggies make for family fun at Kartville. Or for a cool experience, ride the water slides at Splashdown at Eastside. At night, take in a concert at the Peoria Civic Center. Feeling lucky? Roll the dice at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino or hit the bars along the Riverfront.
- Arts & Cultural — From classical music to community theater, the city offers a full performing arts agenda that includes the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Ballet and the Peoria Players, the nation’s fourth-oldest community theater. If it’s museums you crave, the Riverfront Museum takes visitors back in time to explore the region’s rich history.
- Restaurants & Shopping — Steaks, oysters, tapas or Midwestern cuisine, there’s no shortage of eateries to choose from in and around Peoria. Be sure to hit the city’s lively riverfront district with its casual cafes and fine-dining, not to mention unique shops. There’s plenty of shopping malls for those craving brand-name clothing. Explore one of the area’s farmer’s markets for locally-grown produce, cheese, fresh bread and flowers.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — From minor league baseball to roller derby, motorcycle racing and golf, Peoria offers something to appeal to almost any sportsman (or woman). Dozer Park is home to minor league baseball’s Peoria Chiefs while Carver Arena houses the Peoria Rivermen, the farm-league affiliate of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. Golf courses are plentiful with more than a dozen in the region, including the championship course at WeaverRidge.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Eager to learn about the local history? The Peoria Riverfront Museum is a good place to start with exhibits focusing on the local culture and history. Nearby, Eureka College pays tribute to our 40th president Ronald Reagan who attended college there. Visit the Reagan Museum and Peace Garden in Eureka or travel a section of the Ronald Reagan Trail. Other historic sights include The Peoria Asylum, founded in 1886, which offers paranormal tours of its historic facility, and the 1868 Pettengill-Morron House Museum, where you can see how the wealthy lived nearly 150 years ago.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — In Peoria, it’s all about the Illinois River. Ride the Spirit of Peoria, a replica of a 19th century riverboat, or rent a boat or kayak and see the waterways unfold before your eyes. If you’d rather stay on dry land, hike the five-mile River Trail of Illinois, explore the 16,000 acres of public parklands in East Peoria’s Fon du Lac Park District or hit the Adventure Trek Tour at Wildlife Prairie State Park.
- Zoos & Aquariums — Beyond the working farms and the Wildlife Prairie State Park, the Peoria Zoo caters to far more exotic animals, among them African lions, giraffes and rhinoceros, as well as 100 other species.
- Other Points of Interest — Caterpillar makes the machines that make the world. The company’s museum, opened in 2012, celebrates the company’s past via historic photos and antique equipment and a 24-foot-tall 797 mining truck that doubles as a movie theater.
Call Today to Reserve Your Peoria Bus Rental
Looking to travel in comfort, luxury even? Nothing beats US Coachways. Whether you need a party bus for a bachelor party or a large charter bus to ferry conventioneers or wedding guests to Peoria’s Riverfront District, our professional account specialist can handle your needs. Contact us today at 1-855-BUS-CHARTER (1-855-287-2427).
See what's cool in Illinois