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a must do when in peoria

there is a plaque on drive saying that Theodore Roosevelt said is was one of most impressive views... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike M
What more can you say? Grand View Drive

It is always beautiful along the drive - in any season!!! However, make sure to visit it when the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peoria Heights
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

there is a plaque on drive saying that Theodore Roosevelt said is was one of most impressive views he had ever seen.. and I although not as well traveled as him would agree

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is always beautiful along the drive - in any season!!! However, make sure to visit it when the trees start to turn colors - It is amazing!!!

1  Thank IL_Jeff
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't find this already listed on Trip Advisor, but it is right by the Grand view Drive and has really grand views. It cost a whopping $2 to ride the elevator up to the observation decks of the water tower. It was a beautiful...More

2  Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick drive but beautiful views of the water and amazing houses along the drive. It was raining so we didn’t get out would like to try this and do the trails another time.

Thank Winkelcopes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Peoria, this is one of the best places to spend some time. Amazing views of the river on one side and magnificent houses on the other side. During my stay in Peoria, I would just take a book and head out...More

Thank Vytalstatistix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice drive with a few spots to stop. Most people usually leave their cars and walk this path. Either way you go, you will have different views of the river, and be able to see cool old school homes. I’m not very familiar...More

Thank Moti L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grandkids love cutting through Grand View so they can see view, especially pretty in the fall when leaves are changing

Thank lay1201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grand View Drive is the crown jewel of Peoria. Ever since Teddy Roosevelt dubbed it "The World's Most Beautiful Drive", it has been the highlight of every tour through Peoria. The drive itself is but about 20 minutes (even if you're driving very slowly) but...More

Thank Sally G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive (2.5 miles) has historic beautiful homes on one side of the street and the other side spectacular views of the Illinois River. Areas where you can pull your car over and get out and sit on a bench and enjoy the view. We...More

Thank TripBuddy278
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful drive and view. Seeing the beautiful houses is bonus. If you’ve never done this, you’re missing out.

Thank cthompson5536
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27 June 2018|
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Response from George C | Reviewed this property |
Late on finding you question. Looks like it has already been nicely answered.