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Illinois River Road - Pekin, Illinois

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Published on Jul 2, 2012

Pekin, Illinois is part 5 of our video tour. The city of Pekin is located in west central Illinois, along the eastern bank of the Illinois River. Robert DeLaSalle is believed to be one of the first European explorers to visit the area in 1680. In 1829, County Surveyor, William Hodge laid out what was to become Pekin. He called it "Town Site," indicating the land was suitable for settlement. The town was named Pekin, after China's City of the Sun - Pekin(g). Today, visitors can enjoy swimming, horseback riding, golf, a one-of-a-kind park system, and for those interested in politics, the Dirksen Congressional Center. Pekin also offers numerous community festivals, a nearby zoo and entertainment center, unique restaurants and various shops.

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