Peoria Day Trip

Peoria Convention & Visitors Bureau

1-800-747-0302 Call to request a Visitor Guide or visit their website.

Glen Oak Zoo

2218 N. Prospect Rd.,, Peoria  309-686-3365

The Glen Oak Zoo is home to nearly 100 species of animals from around the globe. Come see the newest members of the zoo family, listen to the songs of the kookabura or lemurs and watch the spider monkeys swing in the trees. Glen Oak Zoo also offers daily sea lion programs and critter chats, free parking, and a gift shop stocked with unusual and exciting merchandise. Live on the “wild side” and visit Glen Oak Zoo!

Admission Adults 13 and over $9, Children Age 3-12 $5.25, Children 2 and under Free. Seniors $8

Wildlife Prairie State Park near Peoria

Thanks to Springfield Moms reader Nancy Parnell for sending us this great day trip idea.  For an enjoyable day trip, take your family to Wildlife Prairie State Park and observe bison, elk, eagles, cougars, otters, wolves and more species at their one-of-a-kind outdoor exhibits, which are designed to cater to the animals’ need for space. Looking out over a field of bison is an amazing experience for your kids and a chance to learn more about these magnificent creatures that played such an important role in our nation’s history.

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