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Fun Things To Do Inside in Peoria IL

Updated: Mar 6

Right now, we're on the verge of spring. Unfortunately, a few Midwestern cold spells may still be coming our way--but we're absolutely sick of staying home! When those unfortunate chilly nights strike, we think it’s about time to do something different to mix up family outings and date nights. So, here are a few ideas of fun things to do in Peoria IL:


Gone Axe Throwing- Warehouse District

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It goes without saying that this one is definitely best served as a date night. However, if you haven’t been to Peoria’s only indoor axe throwing lane, we would say run don’t walk to this incredibly addictive outing. Locally owned and operated, Gone Axe Throwing has created an atmosphere that is both cozy and thrilling. Whether it’s your first time even touching this type of equipment or throwing weapons is something you do in your free time, their helpful team will give you the tips and tricks to make you feel like a professional.

Visit their website here: https://www.goneaxethrowing.com


Generations Candle Co. - Peoria Heights


Photo credit: @generationscandleco

And now for something completely different! Once you’ve let out all your aggressions, make your way to the Heights for a calm and relaxing candle making experience.

At Generations Candle Co., select your scents, select your container, and create your candle–it’s that simple! This experience is run by another local husband and wife team who have a passion for treating their guests just like family. All we can say is: where do we sign up?


Check out their website for more information: https://generationscandlecompany.com/


Scottish Rite Theatre - Downtown Peoria


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Photo credit: @scottishritepeoria

The newly renovated Scottish Rite Theatre is certainly a space that has to be seen in person to be appreciated! See a show and take in the spectacle of both the performance and some of the coolest architecture Central Illinois has to offer. Not a showtime kind of person? We won’t tell. Take a tour of their space when you contact them through their website (which you can find here: https://www.scottishritepeoria.com/ )


Crafted DIY Studio - Warehouse District


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Okay, okay–we may be biased. However, we think there’s something quite pleasant about creating something unique and taking three hours to spend with family or friends (outside of the cold!) With an inviting and creative space, you’ll be sure to find yourself at home with a friendly team to help you through the step-by-step tutorials that give you a stunning custom project at the end of your time with us.


Need a morale boost for the staff? We offer private crafting events too!



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Not a crafter? No worries. Stop by for one of our balanced cocktails made with fresh squeezed juices and homemade syrups. And when you do, you can feel especially good about your choice as we donate fifty cents to rotating humanitarian charities.


Check out our projects, make a crafting reservation or start dreaming about your next cocktail.






Try Something Different

Peoria is abundant with neat things to do and this list is nowhere near comprehensive. However, if you’re looking for something unique for your next date night, girls night or treat-yo-self outing, feel free to consider any one of these fun things to do inside Peoria IL has to offer.


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