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Forest Park

5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria, IL 61616-3506
+1 309-686-3360
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A peaceful place to walk

I grew up in the Peoria area and lived there until my late 20s. I always knew where Forest Park... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Michael J
,
Ottawa, Canada
Good variety of trails to hike

We have hiked many places. while this is not as scenic as the Smokies or the Bighorns, it offers... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
JEBstuart
,
Morton, Illinois
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Part of the Peoria Forest Preserve Park.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria, IL 61616-3506
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

I grew up in the Peoria area and lived there until my late 20s. I always knew where Forest Park Nature Centre was, but I had never actually stopped there to explore. While back home visiting my family in early June, my partner and I...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have hiked many places. while this is not as scenic as the Smokies or the Bighorns, it offers different difficulties and hikes for all levels of hikers. We see wildlife, deer and turkey, every time we go. it is not crowded. it is safe....More

Thank JEBstuart
Reviewed 11 April 2017

lots of easy trails and some challenging trails. Nice place to just get away for a bit right in the city.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love this hidden treasure along the Illinois river. My children the inside exhibits and the walking trails. We have hiked all the trails in area and love the variety in the different wildlife you can see. A great family adventure for all ages.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We even saw a dozen or so deer prancing through the hills, by a trail actually called Deer Run! Trails are well maintained, and the visitor center has a lot of good information and fun exhibits for kids, including a taxidermied eagle and live tarantula....More

Thank magadelle
Reviewed 24 October 2016

On a warm fall day, dry and sunny as it was, it is a wonderful park to enjoy. It's kept in a very natural way, with all the wide trails going up and down the dense woods. Parking is easy, the Nature Center opens only...More

1  Thank irina g
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in last weekend and the park was beautiful with flyers of things to do in the community posted and well maintained trails.

Thank Brittney A
Reviewed 13 October 2016

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.

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 4 October 2016

went there last week to walk my dog and found out they are not dog friendly....what a shame. we left and went to Robinson park, had a wonderful time then went to Three Sisters in Chillicothe, another wonderful, dog friendly place.

2  Thank Cessnan789rp
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice trails with varied degress of hardness from easy to hard. Great running trails to run on! Trails are soft on your knees and varied in climbs to top of hills. Some of the other trails are not to run on. They have candles in...More

1  Thank 139mike139
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Debbe76
12 May 2017|
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Response from JEBstuart | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed. it is stated on signs in the park. The sign reads, "Please leave pets at home".
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occams-razor
12 February 2016|
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Response from Cheryl M | Reviewed this property |
It is free to park and free to walk the trails.
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PegM1938
17 December 2015|
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Response from Cheryl M | Reviewed this property |
It is free to use any of the trails or go into the Nature Center.
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