Booking a Hotel in Washington, IL

An eastern suburb of Peoria, Washington, Illinois is an historic and lovely town in north central Illinois. A traditional Midwestern town, Washington is a great place to visit. A picturesque town, Washington is just 15 minutes east of Peoria and on the other side of the Illinois River.

Founded in the early 19th century, Washington brings the traditional Midwestern charm to your trip. Located halfway between St. Louis and Chicago, Washington is a perfect stopping point. With an historic town square, tree lined streets and plenty of parks, it’s everything you think of when you picture small town America.  

Whether you’d prefer hiking one of the many trails around Washington, soaking up the local color and flavor in one of the restaurants or touring the historic downtown, Washington is full of experiences to take part in.

With its slower pace of life, plenty of outdoor activities, and its historic sites, Washington will be sure to make you want to experience its Midwestern charm.


Top Things to Do in Washington, IL

  • Buffalo Rock State Park
  • Caterpillar Visitors center
  • Farmdale Reservoir
  • Luthy Botanical Garden
  • Meadow Valley Park
  • Peoria Zoo
  • Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve
  • Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
  • Washington Park Botanical Garden

Colleges & Universities Near Washington, IL

  • Bradley University
  • Eureka College
  • Illinois Central College
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • John Wood Community College
  • Lincoln Christian University
  • Methodist College
  • Midstate College
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Historical Sites Near Washington, IL

  • Broadway National Historic District
  • Carthage Jail
  • Charles A. Lindbergh Historical Marker
  • Colonel Davenport Historical House
  • David Davis Mansion
  • George Washington Gale House
  • John Deere Mansion
  • Lincoln Monument Association
  • Pioneer Memorial
  • Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site
  • Two Story Outhouse
  • Washington Historical Society
  • Wild Bill Hickok Memorial

Hospitals Near Washington, IL

  • Advocate Eureka Hospital
  • Children's Hospital
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center
  • OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Airports Near Washington, IL

  • Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal
  • General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport
  • Havana Regional Airport

Military Bases Near Washington, IL

  • Marseilles Training Center
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