Peoria, Illinois Hotels and Travel Guide
Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and one of the oldest settlements in Illinois, even older than Chicago. If you’re looking for Peoria, Illinois, hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has comfortable room at an exceptional rate waiting for you.
• Extended Stay America Peoria – North
Peoria is famous for being the average American city. The question, “Will it play in Peoria?” asks whether something will appeal to the American mainstream public, whether it is a product, service, or public policy idea.
An up and coming city, in 2008, Peoria was selected by National Geographic Magazine as one of its 50 next great American adventure towns. Peoria has vast mountain bike trails and a vibrant Downtown riverfront nightlife. For runners, the Steamboat Classic, held every summer, is the world’s largest 4 mile foot-race, and it draws competitors from around the world.
Peoria is also home to one of the world’s premier earth moving and tractor equipment companies, Caterpillar, Inc. One of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average companies, Cat, as it is known throughout the heavy equipment world, began with the advent of steam engines and has grown into a giant of the heavy equipment industry. The Caterpillar world headquarters is just four miles from the Extended Stay America Peoria – North location.
Other major manufacturers with facilities in Peoria include a corn processing plant owned by Archer, Daniels, Midland, as well as plants by Komatsu and Keystone Steel & Wire.
Peoria helps keep America healthy by hosting the USDA’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research. This laboratory first mass produced penicillin in 1943, providing 2.3 million doses of the wonder drug for the invasion of Normandy in 1944.
Golf enthusiasts are drawn to Peoria's Kellogg Golf Course, a 27-hole course located amidst picturesque rolling hills. Peoria is also home to the Landmark Recreation Center, six acres of fun in one of the largest sports and recreation complexes in the country, with health facilities, restaurants, and bowling, among other pursuits.
For a great Peoria hotel, the Extended Stay America Peoria – North is a terrific choice.