If you are in the Peoria area, you have plenty of opportunities for both outdoor and indoor activities and fun things to do. Peoria is in central Illinois alongside the Illinois River. The Peoria Riverfront Museum is a popular destination, and it offers a planetarium, an art collection and a garden with sculptures. You can walk the forest trails at the Wildlife Prairie Park or visit the Luthy Botanical Garden and the Peoria Zoo. If you travel in an RV rental in Peoria from RVshare, you will be able to see all the attractions on your bucket list.
In order to optimize your online search on RVshare, you will need to know how motorhomes are classified. The largest types of motorhomes are Class A RVs. These behemoths have all the room you need and then some. Often, they are customized with luxurious amenities. Class C motorhomes are slightly smaller in size, but they still have plenty of room. A typical Class C RV will have a sleeping area in the front and one in the rear as well as a shower area.
Class B motorhomes are campervans that are dual vans and campers. These have become increasingly popular among the "camper life" fans, and they are often customized uniquely. Towable trailers come in different sizes, and they are pulled behind a vehicle. A fifth wheel is the largest of these and is so called because of how it is attached over the rear lid of the truck bed while being towed. Pop-up campers are the smallest variety of campers. A pop-up camper rental in Peoria is convenient to fold down for towing and to expand for setup.
It's always great to relax at a campground at the end of the day. Carl Spindler Campground and Marina is ideally located next to the Illinois River, and you can see Peoria across the river. There are 78 RV sites and a marina for easy access to boating activities. You can also hike various trails, and the kids will love the playground.
Jubilee College State Park is situated on 3,200 acres of hills and has a creek running through. It is conveniently located next to U.S. Route 150 but is in the countryside. There are 107 RV sites as well as plenty of fish to catch in the creek. You can hike, bike and ride horses along its many trails.
Illinois does not have any national parks, but Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is only a short distance away. Mammoth Cave has the largest known explored cave system in the world with more than 400 miles of investigated caves and more still to be explored. Popular sections include the Frozen Niagara cave with flowing formations along with the Gothic Avenue, a tunnel with 19th-century inscriptions on the ceiling.
Sometimes, you may need to leave your Peoria RV rental in a safe and secure storage facility during your trip. There are many RV storage facilities in Peoria that offer secure storage options for your RV.
All Star Mini Storage offers secure storage for your RV when you need it. There are 270 storage units of various sizes. The facility also offers covered RV storage, 24-hour access, and both short- and long-term storage options. CubeSmart offers RV storage, 24-hour video camera surveillance, security gates, and bright lighting.
There are several dumpstations near and in Peoria. The Carl Spindler Marina and Campground and the Elks Lodge have dump stations in Peoria. Jubilee College State Park in Brimfield has a dumpstation too.
You will definitely want to take a leisurely drive down the Grand View Drive in Peoria along the Illinois River and experience the "world's most beautiful drive," as opined by President Theodore Roosevelt. This 2-mile drive or walk will take you past many interesting historical residences.
It is always an interesting and educational time at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. There is a planetarium, a RealD Giant Screen Theater, art, and natural history exhibits and interactive displays. There is even a LEGO display with all kinds of sculptures made from LEGO bricks.
Peoria is all about ice hockey, and you will enjoy the high-energy antics from the Rivermen, Peoria's professional ice hockey team. Minor league baseball is represented well by the Peoria Chiefs baseball team while Bradley University's Bradley Braves field various collegiate teams.
You can have your funny bone tickled at the Jukebox Comedy Club while listening to one of the visiting comedians, or you can enjoy dining at The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern, which features quality ingredients and cooked-to-order options.
Interstate 74 runs east and west through Peoria. Interstate 155 is a perimeter road branching from Interstate 55 that runs north and south near Peoria.