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Peoria, Illinois Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Peoria and the surrounding area. This city along the Illinois River offers several unique historic landmarks, roadside fiberglass statues, museums, and a couple of programmatic structures.

Hot Dog Muffler Man

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  • Hot Dog Muffler Man

    Hot Dog Muffler Man

    Atlanta, Illinois

    An iconic figure from mid-20th century Cicero, Illinois, the Hot Dog Muffler Man has stood along Route 66 in Atlanta since 2003.

  • Wheels O' Time Museum

    Wheels O' Time Museum

    Peoria, Illinois

    Historical Peoria brought to life with the city's old clocks, cars and jukeboxes. Singing barbershop quartet of former Presidents!

  • Uniroyal Gal: Vanna Whitewall

    Uniroyal Gal: Vanna Whitewall

    Peoria, Illinois

    A towering temptress, sometimes in a fiberglass bikini, sometimes dressed more modestly. But "Vanna Whitewall" can always stop traffic.

  • Scale Model of the Solar System

    Scale Model of the Solar System

    Peoria, Illinois

    Starts at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, then radiates out through central Illinois. You can walk along the riverfront trail to Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, but Pluto is 40 miles away.

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