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Best of Peoria

It’s been called the “World’s Most Beautiful Drive” by none other than Teddy Roosevelt—a tagline that remains intact more than a century later. The only linear park on the National Register of Historic Places, Grandview Drive is a true Peoria landmark, offering magnificent views of the Illinois River Valley while twisting and turning amidst some of the city’s finest dwellings.

Take a leisurely stroll along the sidewalk, meandering from Glen Avenue atop the bluffs to Grandview Drive Park at its base—or for more challenging terrain, hike the Pimiteoui Trail through the woods down to Forest Park Nature Center. Or, ditch the hiking shoes altogether and bring along a picnic basket for a lazy afternoon… and don’t forget to take advantage of the area’s best photo opportunity!