Top 10 Attractions in Peoria

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Visitors have many different options when traveling so we'd like to direct you to the places and attractions in Peoria that are "must see" items.

1. Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant in Peoria, AZ

One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the Valley of the Sun, Lake Pleasant Regional Park is a recreationist’s dream. This 23,362-acre park offers activities on both land and water!

Park highlights:

  • 45 minutes north of Phoenix
  • 24/7 camping; 365 days a year
  • More than 10 miles of pedestrian trails
  • Shoreline access with boating ramps
  • Classes like Paddleboard Yoga, Moonlight Scorpion Hunting and Kayaking
  • Two beautiful marinas with rentals, restaurants and more
  • Stocked with 12 species of fish

Learn more about Lake Pleasant activities and amenities.

2. Spring Training Baseball at Peoria Sports Complex

Spring Training Baseball in Peoria

Thanks to our mild winters with cool breezes and warm sunshine, spring training baseball attracts visitors from around the world. Peoria Sports Complex is the Cactus League spring training home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners where thousands of fans flock to the complex to enjoy America's favorite pastime. Here, you'll enjoy local flavors, craft beer and upscale patio seating. Younger fans can stay cool in Peoria Cove, the complex's shipwreck-themed playground and water play area. Get tickets, game schedules, and more information at

3. P83 Entertainment District

P83 Sign

The P83 Entertainment District is home to sports, theater, shopping and dining. Here, you can find a perfect destination for date night with Modern Round, a virtual shooting entertainment concept, and dozens of restaurants offering unique dining experiences. Have the kids in tow? P83 has a Harkins 18-screen movie theater and multiple kid-friendly restaurants like Red Robin, Chik-fil-A and yummy deep dish pizza at Giordano's.

Read more about Peoria's P83 Entertainment District.

4. Historic Old Town

Old Town Peoria

Did you know Peoria, Arizona was named by four farming families from Peoria, Illinois or that ancient civilizations inhabited and traveled along the river now known as New River?

The city of Peoria's history goes back to the 1880’s. Some could challenge that our beginnings go back as far as the Native Americans who inhabited and traveled along the river now known as New River. As far back as humans have roamed this area, agriculture has been the reason for settlement. A city steeped in history, Old Town Peoria is home to many historic buildings, symbolic artwork and museums. Peoria's Walking Art Tour will help ensure you can soak up some beautiful artwork in a short amount of time. Then, quench your thirst at Lucidi Distilling Company, housed in Peoria's first firehouse!

5. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of the historic Old Town Peoria, the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is an entertainment hub for the West Valley. This intimate, 250-seat theater opened in 2006 and is operated by Theater Works, an award-winning acting company. Learn more about Peoria's Arts & Culture.

6. Pioneer Community Park

Shaded Playground at Pioneer Community Park

One of Peoria's most beloved community parks, Pioneer Park is an ideal stop for families traveling with kids (and dogs)! Located on the southeast corner of 83rd and Olive avenues this 83-acre park is chock-full of open space, ball fields, picnic areas and playground equipment. The splash park offers a cool respite from warm afternoons, and the five-acre, fully stocked fishing lake provides a relaxing way to fish and reflect. Don't forget Fido - there's a dog park with lots of space for him to run and play with his furry buddies.

7. Arizona Broadway Theatre

AZ Broadway Show

Arizona Broadway Theatre produces award-winning musical productions each year, encompassing a wide spectrum of Broadway favorites in an intimate dinner setting, making it a popular attraction. In fact, this theater is the only year-round dinner theater in Arizona! 

8. Golf at Quintero

Quintero Golf Club

Play a round of golf at the course Golf Digest and GolfWeekly named a 2016 Best Public Course! Designed by master course designer, Rees Jones, this course is “must-play” for any committed player, offering challenges in strategic bunker placement with generous landing areas for those straight hitters. View more golf courses in Peoria, AZ.

9. Park West Shopping Center

The Valley is home to some of the most beautiful outdoor shopping centers, and Park West is the premier lifestyle center in Peoria. Easily accessible off the Loop 101 at Northern and minutes from the Arizona Cardinals football stadium, Park West is an ideal retail, dining and entertainment destination.

10. Cibola Vista Resort & Spa

Cibola Vista Resort and Spa

Located just minutes from Lake Pleasant, Cibola Vista Resort and Spa combines luxury with the rugged desert beauty to create a one-of-a-kind resort destination.

Whether you want to just relax and enjoy the natural beauty of its surroundings, have the golf concierge arrange your tee times, take advantage of the exciting Cibola Vista Riding Program, fish, rent a boat to ski beautiful Lake Pleasant or take in one of the many sporting and cultural events in Peoria and Phoenix, Cibola Vista offers a wonderful vacation experience. View other hotels near Peoria, AZ.