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Address: 426 W High St, Peoria, IL 61606-1921

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If Trees Could Talk

The Giant Oak in the center of this little park is very old. You will want to take some time just to sit and reflect on its beauty and the events in history it has witnessed.

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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131 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Giant Oak in the center of this little park is very old. You will want to take some time just to sit and reflect on its beauty and the events in history it has witnessed.

Thank pollyanna123
New York
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely historic area of Peoria where the Whiskey Barons of the 19th century built their mansions. Lovely view of the city from the park.

Thank NorthernSpie
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Glen Oak Sunday night Band Night under the stars in this wonderful park is the most enjoyable of all nights

1 Thank LinedancerSally
Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a super small park with one big tree. It was surrounded by Victorian style houses some well kept, others not as much. I was under the impression there would be multiple trees or a place to walk but neither was case. It's just one tree with a huge section cut away. Not worth the trip!

Thank Robyn B
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6 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We visit Giant Oak Park four times a year when we can - each of the seasons. It's such a testimony to the families that lived next to the tree, and subsequently gifted the land to the Park District. You just don't get to see a tree that is several hundred years old. And each season displays its magnificence in... More 

Thank Foster F
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250 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

There's so much to say about this small green park on the hill of the city. But better to see once ... maybe more than once. There's that giant oak tree that has seen (and was seen by) many generations ... Many gone already, and the tree is still there. It is impressive, and it is enormous. It makes you... More 

Thank irina g
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

One time each year that I try to be in Peoria is for the Peoria Superfest each September (this is a Ham Radio & electronics flea market/convention). This past year I decided I would try to visit a couple of attractions and, while it didn't work out to visit the Caterpillar Center this time, I did manage to take a... More 

Thank Brian_Shore
Chicago, Illinois
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873 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The size and age of this giant Oak is truly amazing! Had to believe this has been here for so long. Amazing to see how one of the branches turns and hits the ground and it almost appears to "bounce" right back up! Very cool location!

Thank Bruce G
Peoria, Illinois
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284 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

So I'll admit, at first you look at the tree and you're like "wow, that's just a creepy old tree". Then you read the marker and check out the tree and it's like "wow, that's a crazy old creepy old tree". Seriously, it's pretty cool, and it's free.

Thank Montyd72
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

It's a big old oak tree. That's it. We were looking at a house across the street any so we took a look. All I can say is it was almost worth crossing the street to see.

2 Thank Kip P

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