Top 9. Best Tourist Attractions in Bloomington - Illinois
Top 9. Best Tourist Attractions in Bloomington - Illinois: David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, Miller Park Zoo, Constitution Trail, McLean County Museum of History, Prairie Aviation Museum, US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington Downtown, Eastland Mall, Ovation Carmike Theater
Top Tourist Attractions in Springfield: Travel Guide State Illinois
Top Tourist Attractions in Springfield: Travel Guide State Illinois
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Dana-Thomas House, Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, Illinois State Capitol, Old State Capitol State Historic Site, Illinois State Museum, Camp Butler National Cemetery, Edwards Place Historic Home, Lincoln Memorial Garden, Illinois State Military Museum, Henson Robinson Zoo, Washington Park Botanical Gardens
Peoria, Illinois, USA - Unravel Travel TV
Peoria, Illinois is home to Peoria Riverfront Museum, Caterpillar Visitors Center, great annual events, attractions, shopping, dining minor league baseball, Peoria Civic Center and much more. Come to Peoria early and stay out late with all the exciting attractions and things to do in Peoria. Peoria's unique riverfront location plays host to numerous outstanding live entertainment opportunities in the warmer months. Come and sample the different marvelous wines at one of Peoria's three area wineries. Shop till you drop at our wide variety of malls and chic boutiques or set out on an adventure and experience the nature that Central Illinois has to offer at the local Peoria Zoo or the Wildlife Prairie Park. There's so many ways to Play in Peoria,
During the spring seasons Peoria, Illinois hosts the IHSA State Basketball March Madness Tournament, garden shows, music festivals and more. With the heat of summer, it's the perfect time to head to Splashdown Waterpark to cool off or swing by the riverfront in the evenings to enjoy a variety of concerts at the CEFCU Center Stage. The fall months are the ideal time to take a tour on the Spirit of Peoria or a short drive to Morton for the annual Pumpkin Festival. The cool winter time is the only time to experience the East Peoria Festival of Lights or see the longest running parade in America, the Santa Claus Parade.
Where to Stay
Whether you're looking for a luxurious downtown Peoria hotel or a cozy bed and breakfast, the Peoria area offers nearly 4,000 rooms to choose from. The hotels have countless amenities to make your stay in Peoria one to remember. With accommodations like heated indoor swimming pools, complimentary breakfast, high-speed internet, airport shuttles and plenty of group meeting space, the Peoria Area's hotels are sure to be prefect for every different occasion.
Restaurants in Peoria, IL
From all-American fried chicken to sushi, steak and barbecue, Peoria restaurants will make your taste buds tingle and satisfy every budget. Peoria's delightful dining is distinctive to say the least. The Peoria riverfront provides the unique opportunity to eat while gazing out at the Illinois River. Also, the riverfront is Kelleher's Irish Pub & Eatery; here you can experience traditional Irish foods as well as numerous cocktails. Along the riverfront is the Rhythm Kitchen Music Café, where live music is played most nights and the atmosphere gives you a chance to relax and recharge. Alexander's Steakhouse has been the place to get your steak cooked just the way you want it in Peoria since 1983. You can either cook it yourself or have a trained chef cook it for you. It's your choice. To feed your seafood appetite, consider the Jonah's Seafood House, with a versatile menu and daily specials. With so many different restaurants in Peoria, you'll find the perfect spot for a meal during your stay.
Peoria Area Shopping
Looking for an excuse to shop while visiting the Peoria Area? Try the funky and fabulous home and gift shops lining the river on downtown Peoria's RiverFront, or those paving the way in Peoria Heights, Washington Square, or Princeton. You'll find stores of all types in shopping centers such as Metro Centre, Junction City or Sheridan Village. Don't miss a stroll through one of the malls including the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.
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Places You Wouldn't Want to Live in the U.S.
Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the U.S. before you make any decisions about your next home base.
12. St. Louis, Missouri
Over 14% of St. Louis’ population is living below the poverty line. Out of 100,000 residents, every year 35.3 are murdered, which ranks it as one of America’s most dangerous cities too.
11. Reno, Nevada
Reno was the gambling capital of the US until Las Vegas was developed and “The Biggest Little City in the World” has been in economic decline ever since. Reno experiences nearly 39 annual crimes per 1,000 residents.
10. Modesto, California
Despite being home to the largest winery in the world, the unemployment rate was nearly 13% in 2014. Modesto ranks number one in the country for car theft and out of 200,000 residents, up to 10,000 are reported to be gang members.
9. Oakland, California
The economy in Oakland is strong with a good median household income. ($51,683.) However, home to around 50 gangs and a high violent crime rate, Oakland also suffers from high traffic congestion and poor air quality. 190% worse than the national average.
8. New Orleans, Louisiana
The “murder capital of the country, also has one of the worst toxic-substance records. New Orleans has still not recovered from Hurricane Katrina, and was ranked number two in “America’s Dirtiest Cities.”
7. Birmingham, Alabama
27.3% of residents live below the poverty line. Out of every 100,000 residents, 1400 are victims of violent crimes due to the prominent drug trade and high poverty rate.
6. Stockton, California
In 2012, the city filed for bankruptcy. Forbes voted Stockton as one of the most dangerous cities in America due to its high crime rates with over 20,000 violent and property crimes committed last year.
5. Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is the largest city on the Mississippi River with over 20% of its inhabitants living below the poverty line. In Memphis you stand a 1 in 12 chance of being a victim of crime.
4. New Haven, Connecticut
Home of Yale University, the surrounding areas of New Haven are impoverished and crime ridden. Nearly 68 crimes occur annually for every 1,000 residents.
3. Cleveland, Ohio
Aside from being one of the most corrupt cities in the country, Cleveland also has harsh weather conditions, with an average of 60 inches of snowfall each year.
2. Detroit, Michigan
The city is suffering from urban decay with over 32% of residents living below the national poverty line. According to FBI Reports, Detroit has the highest rate of violent crime of any city over 200,000.
1. Camden, New Jersey
Camden has been on Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Miserable Cities” for years. Riddled with urban decay and political corruption, over 42% of its residents live below the poverty line. It also has 560% more crime than the national average.
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TRAVEL ILLINOIS : Our Illinois Road Trip HD
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Shopping & Things to Do in Galena, IL
Stroll along Galena's Main Street and shop our art galleries, antiques stores, and eclectic boutique shops. Refresh your body, mind and spirit at a Galena spa; pamper yourself with a luxurious treatment or relaxing massage.
Landing in Decatur, Illinois (First Time) July 2007
Mesa Airlines/US Air Express Beechcraft 1900d. To DEC from Chicago MDW. The second video I filmed with this camcorder.
American Prairie TV - Sneak Peek Season 1
Originally made as a 20-minute presentation of our Season 1 PBS Episodes for the Central Illinois Film Commission in May 2018 at the Springfield Hilton in Springfield IL, producers and directors of Hollywood films and TV network shows gave us a standing ovation. KETC and PBS Network whom we were working with at the time highly recommended we attend and do this presentation considering it was our first time in television broadcasting and we'd learn what these veterans of motion-picture and television would think of our new PBS series. We were told to expect lots of criticisms but always remember what KETC and PBS Network wanted. We didn't quite know what to expect but we certainly didn't expect their standing ovation. And when we had Q&A afterwards, there were no criticisms, just compliments. We hope you like this presentation too!
This video was a sneak peek of our Season 1 lineup highlighted 3 episodes of Route 66 in Illinois. The Season 1 series was later canceled due to lack of funding and therefore never was broadcast. Stay tuned to this YouTube channel American Prairie TV for more of our Route 66 series. If you like this video, click the LIKE button. If you'd like to see more of our videos, click the SUBSCRIBE button and click the BELL beside it if you want to be informed immediately when a new episode has been uploaded for viewing.
Driving into Downtown - Chicago Illinois
Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. With 2.7 million residents it is the most populous city in both the U.S. state of Illinois and the American Midwest. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called Chicagoland, is home to 9.5 million people and is the third-largest in the United States. Chicago is the seat of Cook County.
Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and experienced rapid growth in the mid-nineteenth century. Today, the city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation, with O'Hare International Airport being the busiest airport in the world; it also has the largest number of U.S. highways, and railroad freight entering its region. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranks seventh in the world in the 2014 Global Cities Index. As of 2012, Chicago had the third largest gross metropolitan product in the United States, after the New York City and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, at a sum of US$571 billion.
In 2012, Chicago hosted 46.37 million international and domestic visitors, an overall visitation record. Chicago's culture includes contributions to the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, and the creation of house music. The city has many nicknames, which reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago. The best-known include the Windy City and Second City. Chicago has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues.
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