Making up one-half of the Illinois Valley’s Twin Cities, Peru is part of a growing community that will surely please any visitor. Guests of our Peru hotels are encouraged to explore some of the region’s natural and historic landmarks, including Starved Rock State Park and Pecumsaugan Creek, part of the Blackball Mines Nature Preserve.
If your travels bring you to our Peru accommodations in mid-July, make sure you set aside plenty of time to enjoy the Maud Powell Festival, a nearly two-week long celebration of the city’s homegrown musical icon and first American violinist to be recognized on the international stage. Music enthusiasts can also see the former site of Turn Hall, where Powell performed for the first time.
For a shopping excursion, begin at the Peru Mall, where hotel guests will find more than 65 name-brand stores and various restaurants. After a long day of scouring stores, kick back and relax with a pleasant potable at the August Hill Winery.
With no shortage of exciting eateries, Peru pleases visiting foodies with meals from Brandy’s Fine Food and Cocktails, Lou’s La Grotto and the Uptown Grill, plus don’t pass up dessert from the Igloo Drive-In.