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196. March Madness: Illinois is the home of the America’s original March Madness Basketball Event. The Peoria Civic Center is currently...  
197. Trefzgers: First opened in 1856, a popular local bakery on Prospect Road known for their from-scratch German pastries, breads,...  
198. Spirit of Peoria: “Wedding Cake” style four level self-propelled paddle boat that sits at the bottom of Main Street on the Peoria Riv...  
199. Country Club High: Local nickname for the northernmost high school in the Peoria Public School District, Richwoods High School. Known ...  
200. (Central) Peoria High School: Peoria High School and Central are synonomous. Also, one of the staff on the cartoon Simpson's went to Central and...  
201. Grandview Drive: A mansion-lined street in Peoria Heights, overlooking the Illinois River Valley. Named so by Theodore Roosevelt dur...  
202. Twin Towers: Rising high above the city, the twin 28-story residential condominium towers make up a large chunk of the Peoria sk...  
203. Big Al's: “World Famous” Adult Entertainment located on Main Street downtown. A major tourist attraction located within walk...  
204. Peoria: A city located in the Heart of Illinois along the Illinois river. The old phrase, "Will it play in Peoria?" was co...  
205. P-Town: Nickname for Peoria used by locals.  
206. Grandview: Grandview Drive is the 2.5 mile road that stretches along the top of the Illinois river valley. One side of the ro...  
207. Tower, The: Located near the middle of Grandview Drive, the Heights Tower is most recognized for the massive fake bird perched ...  
208. Castle, The: Also found on Grandview drive is Peoria's elusive castle. In reality, it's just a big house that resembles a cast...  
209. Riverfront, The: Since Peoria is situated on the Illinois river, the downtown riverfront is a fun place to visit, especially in the ...  
210. Emo's: A popular walk-up ice cream and food stand that's open during the summer, and is easily recognized by the giant pic...  
 
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