Peoria Heights, Illinois: Tower with Large Woodpecker

Very high, modernist water tower with a unique elevator and observation decks -- and a woodpecker of unknown hugeness hanging off of it.

Tower Park

1222 E. Kingman Ave., Peoria Heights, IL
Tower Park. On the south side of E. Kingman Ave. just west of N. Prospect Rd.
Adults - $2, Seniors (age 65 and up) - $1.75, Children (age 5 to 12) - $1.25,
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Tower with Large Woodpecker

Park with an unusual 200-ft. tall Observation Tower that takes you up to a lookout over the river and the beautiful estates along Grand View Drive. There is a large woodpecker hanging on the side of the tower.

For a minimal fee you can take the Willy Wonka type elevator up to the top. Could be too hot in the elevator on a sunny day.

[dozye, 08/04/2009]

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