Around Greater Peoria

Here are some things to do when in the Peoria area for the Ledgestone Insurance Open.

Arena Esports

Welcome gamers! We have something for everyone. Offering PC gaming, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and Valve Index Virtual Reality.

Bass Pro Shops and Uncle Bucks FishBowl

Enjoy gazing at the Aquarium and Fish Feeding where they house a large variety of native fish in a massive 26,000 gallon, fresh-water aquarium. Dive under the sea and bowl at the 12-lane bowling alley featuring underwater scenery of sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and other saltwater species! You have to see it to believe it!

Birchwood Park

This park includes the Park District Administrative Office, Freedom Hall meeting rooms, 4 softball fields with a 230 space paved parking lot, a concession stand with public restrooms, a playground set and swings, a reconstructed fishing pond, and 6 pickle ball courts. There is plenty of green space to have fun!

Caterpillar Visitors Center

We invite you to experience Caterpillar and plan your visit today. You’ll find interactive displays and exhibits sure to engage and entertain visitors of all ages. Climb in the seat of a massive two-story Cat® 797 truck and take a virtual ride into a customer’s mine site down a haul road. Unleash your inner engineer and design your very own Cat machine. Hop onto a simulator and see first-hand what it’s like to operate equipment the way real-life operators do. Marvel at the sheer massive volume of the rugged Cat machines. Delight in the customer-driven design and innovation that has made Caterpillar a world-leading manufacturer.

The Cookery

At The Cookery, teaching is our mission. We know that if you join us for a cooking class, you will love it and you will return again. Our classes are fun, unique, and also technique driven – which is something unique to this area. Our goal is always to be sure that our guests are treated well, learn a lot and have a great time while doing so. Come let The Cookery take your cooking skills to the next level.

The Hive

If you would like a painting session for your private event, one can be developed around any theme you can imagine. All materials are supplied for painting classes-your canvas, easel, brushes and paint. All you supply is the creativity! They will even come to you!

Kickapoo Creek Winery

Welcome to Kickapoo Creek Winery, a great place in central Illinois to sample and purchase fine local wines, and to learn about how wine is made. It’s a place to walk or hike along trails besides lakes, surrounding vineyards and tall oak trees. It’s a place to have a party, corporate meeting, wedding, or reception, with several facilities to suit your vision. Our catering staff and menu offerings are second to none. Enjoy lunch in the Tasting Room 6 days a week (closed Mondays).

Lakewood Park

13.5-acre property with a 4 acre lake open to the public for fishing. It has a paved parking lot.

Leo's Art Studio

You do not have to be able to draw a stick person! Step by step instructions are given with amazing results! You WILL surprise yourself! At the end of the painting class you will take home a completed acrylic painting on canvas ready to hang on the wall or give as a gift!

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

Discover your new favorite bottle of wine at this family run vineyard featuring beautiful panoramic views, wine tastings and more.

Par-A-Dice Casino

Step into 35,000 square feet of plush casino space and hear the excitement! You can choose from over 1,100 slots and video poker machines ranging from 1-25 cents, along with all your favorite table games - Blackjack, Carribbean Stud Poker, Roulette, Craps, Let It Ride, and Three Card Poker.

Peek In Pottery

Peek In Pottery is a full service Ceramics Art Studio. Customers appreciate the family friendly atmosphere, where prices are affordable and the teaching techniques result in treasured keepsakes for all ages. They tailor their art instruction to be inclusive of special needs and capabilities.

Pekin Paintball Park

They are dedicated to providing customers with an experience they will never forget! Whether it’s a special event, group outing, or just a single walk-on they strive to please!! Pekin Paintball Park has 5 different Scenario Fields and 1 speedball field!

Peoria Art Guild

The Peoria Art Guild presents a diverse array of fine and contemporary art. We strive to inspire and educate all levels of art enthusiasts through the Fine Art Fair, exhibitions, outreach and collaborative art initiatives. Join us on the first Friday of every month for an opening reception, take an art class, book a private party, or stop by to see what's being exhibited in the gallery.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs are the Midwest League Single A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals and Central Illinois’ only Minor League Baseball team. Take a private tour of Dozer Park and have lunch or take in a game during your downtime.

Peoria Heights

Shopping/lunch - Enjoy shopping and lunch in the quaint village of Peoria Heights which is over 100 years old and offers unique shopping and dining and you can even throw your own pottery at “Fired Up”.

Peoria Historical Society Trolley Tours

The Peoria Historical Society narrators give a fascinating look at Peoria’s past as you tour various locations throughout the Peoria Area aboard an air-conditioned trolley, just like riding on an old-fashioned cable car.

Peoria Riverfont Museum

Explore more and play all day! Enjoy our real-sky Zeiss Dome Planetarium; 5-story Real-D Giant Screen Theater; international Fine Art, Midwest Folk Art, local history, and science collections; and highly interactive exhibits – including traveling art and science exhibits, IHSA Peak Performance, children’s Discovery Worlds, and Illinois River Encounter!

Potter's Alley

We are a family-friendly bowling facility located in the heart of Morton, Illinois serving the Central Illinois communities. Our facility offers a centrally located place where people of all ages and abilities can come together for a fun time. Our goal is to offer every customer the very best experience. Grab a bite to eat while you bowl! We have a full-service grill and bar that serves beverages, burgers, pizza and appetizers including our signature Potter’s Alley Burgers, Chicken Street Tacos and Bavarian Pretzel Sticks with Beer Cheese.

Pudik Antiquities & More

We’re Pudik's Antiquities and More, and we’ve been serving Central Illinois since 2016 and our community here in Morton since 2020. We have always loved antiques because of the history and unique stories behind them. We have something for everyone at all different price points! We also support local businesses by carrying their products! We’d like to personally invite you to stop by and shop around!

Skin Dimensions Day Spa

Skin Dimensions Day Spa opened its doors in 1991 as one of the first medi-spas in America, and was designed to create an atmosphere of luxury, comfort and expertise. The spa complements the variety of skin care services and treatments provided at Soderstrom Skin Institute and Skin Dimensions Boutique. We bring to central Illinois the latest, ever-changing technological advances in skin care. Our specially trained estheticians, massage therapist, and nail technicians work closely with medical professionals to provide the latest advances in beauty services.

Spirit of Peoria

This turn-of-the-century paddle wheeler takes you on sight-seeing tours, themed cruises and overnight excursions to Starved Rock State Park and the St. Louis riverfront.

Sunset Lanes

Offer a wide variety of activities in a well-maintained, family-friendly atmosphere. They combine cleanliness and spaciousness with one-on-one service and tons of games for adults and children. The menu offered at their restaurant and snack bar will surprise you with its fresh, modern starters, entrees, pizzas, salads, and items just for kids. Established as a bowling alley in 1965, Sunset Lanes has evolved with the times to include the following amenities:

  • Dragon Zone – redemption arcade
  • JK’s Pizza and Grill – restaurant and bar
  • Bowling Alley – 36 lanes with bumpers
  • Laser Tag Arena
  • Snack Bar

Wildlife Prairie Park

Wildlife Prairie Park is often referred to as a jewel in the Midwest. Located just outside of Peoria, IL, this 2,000 acre zoological park is home to over 150 animals; that’s 50 different species that are native to Illinois. Our guests come to learn about wolves, bison, waterfowl, black bears, elk, cougar, otter and much more. You will enjoy the Park’s spectacular natural landscape and our many avenues of recreation: hiking, biking, fishing, and lodging, and a train ride, too! Plan your visit today ... an adventure awaits.

2022 Champions

Missy Gannon
Ricky Wysocki


Ledgestone News
MPO Recap: Final Round

Aug 15 2022

Hole 9 was the tipping point for Wysocki to take control of the round. Anthony Barela and Gannon Buhr threw out-of-bounds off the tee and Wysocki calmly laid his 354-foot drive just left of the basket for a drop in birdie.

FPO Recap: Final Round

Aug 14 2022

“This is a tournament I've wanted for so long," Gannon said. "I always felt like this was one I could get, and to finally take it down is a huge accomplishment."

MPO Recap: Round 3

Aug 14 2022

The course record was broken today by Calvin Heimburg. He birdied 11 of the 18 holes to climb up 40 spots and into the top 15.

FPO Recap: Round 3

Aug 13 2022

The wind was clearly a factor in Round 3. After the course averaged 0.4-under par in Round 2, the wind was the prime culprit in raising that average an entire stroke to 0.4-over par.

Highlights
Previous Champions
  • 2021: C Heimburg/R Wysocki, Paige Pierce
  • 2020: Catrina Allen, Ricky Wysocki
  • 2019: Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce
  • 2018: Nate Sexton, Jessica Weese
  • 2017: Josh Anthon, Valarie Jenkins
  • 2016: Catrina Allen, Paul McBeth
  • 2015: Catrina Allen, Simon Lizotte
  • 2014: Catrina Allen, Nikko Locastro
  • 2013: Catrina Allen, Devan Owens
  • 2012: Sarah Hokom, Nikko Locastro
  • 2011: Al Hermosillo
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