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Peoria Civic Center
Vacation Travel Guide

From Broadway shows to the Bradley Braves basketball team, this venue hosts a packed calendar of events, games, trade shows, concerts and more throughout the year.

Enjoy a range of live entertainment under one roof at Peoria Civic Center. With an 11,330-seat arena, a 2,196-seat theater, plus thousands of square feet of meeting and exhibit spaces, it is the primary event venue in the city. From sporting events to speakers to shows, take advantage of its packed calendar throughout the year.

Cheer on the home team in the Carver Arena. The arena is home to both the Bradley Braves college basketball team and the Peoria Rivermen professional hockey team.

See a concert, play or performance in Peoria Civic Center’s airy theater. From Broadway plays to pop musicians to stand-up comedians, it attracts a wide range of talent. The Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Peoria Ballet are tenants and perform in the theater regularly.

Satisfy your appetite at one of the concession stands, which are located throughout the center. You’ll find places offering full meals or a quick bite to eat. The Bud Lounge has mixed drinks and beverages for adult visitors.

Purchase event tickets at the Box Office. In addition to the box office’s normal weekday operating hours, it also opens at specified times for event sales. Call to find out the current ticket sale schedule.

Because of the diverse schedule of Peoria Civic Center, its hours of operation vary. Should you need assistance, go to the guest services desk. Its normal business hours are Monday through Friday throughout the year, but it is also staffed after hours for events.

There is plenty of metered parking around the center. If you are attending an event in the arena or ballroom, use the Marquee Lot. The Fulton Lot is a better option if you are going to the arena or theater.

Take advantage of Peoria Civic Center’s convenient downtown location. Find dozens of restaurants, shops and hotels within the surrounding blocks. Peoria International Airport is just 10 minutes away by car. A short walk from the Civic Center is the Peoria RiverFront district, a vibrant neighborhood with live music, museums and more.

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Four Points By Sheraton Peoria
Four Points By Sheraton Peoria
3 out of 5
500 Hamilton Blvd, Peoria, IL
The price is $95 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated in Peoria, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Peoria U.S. Courthouse and Peoria Civic Center. Bradley University is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

3.7/5Good! (66 reviews)

"Fast Check In! Employees Wonderful! Very patient and caring, the rooms was clean Beautiful and relaxing"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Four Points By Sheraton Peoria
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
3.5 out of 5
501 Main Street, Peoria, IL
The price is $99 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in the heart of Peoria, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Peoria Civic Center and Courthouse Square. Illinois Central College and Methodist Medical ...

4.3/5Excellent! (591 reviews)

"Great staff, nice looking hotel. Could use some updating on carpet. The door locks were not working which is annoying when you come and go like we did but we had free parking so that was nice! There was hair on our sheets so we didn’t sleep on those."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
Embassy Suites by Hilton E Peoria Riverfront Conf Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton E Peoria Riverfront Conf Center
3.5 out of 5
100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL
The price is $131 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated on a river, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Illinois Central College and Peoria Civic Center. Bradley University and Par-A-Dice Casino are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (884 reviews)

"Great place to stay, because of the pandemic the restaurant and bar were close, otherwise great"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton E Peoria Riverfront Conf Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Four Points By Sheraton Peoria
Four Points By Sheraton Peoria
3 out of 5
500 Hamilton Blvd, Peoria, IL
The price is $95 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
Four Points By Sheraton Peoria
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
3.5 out of 5
501 Main Street, Peoria, IL
The price is $99 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
Embassy Suites by Hilton E Peoria Riverfront Conf Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton E Peoria Riverfront Conf Center
3.5 out of 5
100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL
The price is $131 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
Embassy Suites by Hilton E Peoria Riverfront Conf Center
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites East Peoria
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites East Peoria
3 out of 5
101 Holiday Dr, East Peoria, IL
The price is $104 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites East Peoria
Staybridge Suites Downtown Peoria
Staybridge Suites Downtown Peoria
3 out of 5
300 W Romeo B Garrett Avenue, Peoria, IL
The price is $88 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
Staybridge Suites Downtown Peoria
Mark Twain Hotel
Mark Twain Hotel
3 out of 5
225 NE Adams Street, Peoria, IL
The price is $79 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
Mark Twain Hotel
Best Western Plus Peoria
Best Western Plus Peoria
2.5 out of 5
300 Eastlight Ct, East Peoria, IL
The price is $72 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29
Best Western Plus Peoria
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Peoria
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Peoria
2.5 out of 5
101 Mariners Way, East Peoria, IL
The price is $89 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Peoria
Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Peoria - Riverfront
Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Peoria - Riverfront
2.5 out of 5
1100 Bass Pro Dr, East Peoria, IL
The price is $87 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Peoria - Riverfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.