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'''Peoria''' is a city inside of [[Phoenix]], [[Arizona]].  Many visitors come to the area during the Spring to see their favorite professional baseball team during Spring Training in the Cactus Leage.   
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'''Peoria''' is a city inside of [[Phoenix]], [[Arizona]].  Many visitors come to the area during the spring to see their favorite professional baseball team during Spring Training in the Cactus League.   
  
 
==Get in==
 
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Peoria is part of the Central West Valley of Arizona
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The Central west region is partly a newly developed area and one that has been around for years. It has many hidden treasures and is a great place for families, singles or anyone who wants to come and enjoy the beautiful west valley. From hiking to shopping and eating to playing baseball, everyone can come out and discover this hidden jewel.
  
 
==See==
 
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'''Lake Pleasant'''
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*<see name="Peoria Sports Complex" alt="" address="83rd avenue south of bell" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Spring training for the Padres and Mariners </see>
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*<see name="Lake Pleasant" alt="" address="" directions="Far north on Lake Pleasant road, north of Carefree highway" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
  
''Peoria, AZ''
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Located on the northern end of Peoria and about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Lake Pleasant covers 10,000 acres. Utilized as a holding lake, its water comes from two sources, Central Arizona Project Canal and the Aqua Fria River. Managed by the Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department, Lake Pleasant is Arizona's second largest lake and offers a wide variety of recreational activities. General camping, RV accommodations, boating, sailing, water and jet skiing, and fishing are just some of the activities offered at the lake. The Desert Outdoor Learning Center offers excellent opportunities to learn more about the lake as well as the surrounding desert area. Enjoy Peoria's "Jewel in the Desert".
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*'''Arizona Broadway Theatre''' 7701 West Paradise Lane. Tel: 623.776.8400 Fax: 623.776.9974. Watch performers in major Broadway productions such as a Christmas Carol, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie and more! Enjoy dinner and a show with their dinner theatres. A great place for a date, a family (at select shows) or anyone looking to see a little theatre!
  
'''The Challenger Space Center'''  
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*'''D & I Beads''' 7420 W. Cactus Rd - B12. Considered America's Biggest Little Bead Store Over 100,000 Different 1st Quality Beads & Jewelry Making Supplies. Friendly staff, WIDE variety, Great for the craft and jewelry lover in everyone.
  
''Peoria, AZ''
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*'''Lake Pleasant''' 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd, Morristown. Contact Station 1-928-501-1710, Operations Center 602-372-7460. Enjoy Community activities, Water skiing, boating, tubing, sunbathing, camping, barbecues and family events, etc. at this park open 24/7 365. Beautiful view of the desert with the sparkling lake in between. Great for families with children of all ages.
  
The Challenger Space Center of Arizona has a unique affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute which offers access to national quality museum exhibits right here in Peoria. The center also offers educational programs for individuals, families and schools as well as camps, stargazing, and corporate programs and rentals. And don't forget to stop into the Galaxy Gift Shop while you are there. The Challenger Space Center of Arizona has something for everyone. For more information go to: www.azchallenger.org.
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* '''Peoria Sports Complex'', 16101 N. 83rd Ave. One main stadium and 12 practice fields. Can be rented for baseball tournaments, concerts, weddings, etc.  
  
'''Arts and Culture'''  
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*'''Polar Ice''' 15829 N 83rd Ave. 623.334.1200 - Main, 623.334.1600 – Fax. [http://www.polaricepeoria.com]. Full service Ice skating facility for hockey, figure skating and public use. Food and Merchandise Vendors on hand. A wonderful family environment. The public can join hockey and figure skating programs or come for free skate with purchase of entrance fee and skate rental.
  
''Peoria, AZ''
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*'''Regala Fashions with Flair''' 11001 N. 99th Ave. Ste.#100. Phone: 623-875-0688 Fax: 623-977-9952. Designer fashions for contemporary women on the go! Great little shop! Clothes for women of all ages, handbags, costume jewelry to mix and match.
 
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Peoria has quietly built a reputation of bringing arts and culture to the West Valley. Experience a space flight mission or gaze at the stars at the Challenger Learning Center. Anchoring the City's downtown redevelopment project is the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts which will bring critically acclaimed community theater to the area. If you like dinner with your theatre, then visit the Arizona Broadway Theatre, located right next to the Peoria Sports Complex. Looking for art? How about the West Valley Art Museum? With downtown Phoenix just a short drive away, access to the Herberger Theatre Center, Dodge Theatre, Phoenix Symphony, Orpheum Theatre, Heard Museum and more is as easy as ever.
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'''White Tank Regional Park'''
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''Peoria, AZ''
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White Tank Mountain Regional Park is nearly 30,000 acres, making it the largest park in the Maricopa County system. Most of the Park is made up of the rugged and beautiful White Tank Mountains, which is a freestanding range separating the Phoenix Basin of the Salt River Valley from the Hassayampa Plain. The range rises sharply from its base, at 1,400 feet above sea level, in a series of rocky ridges and fault lines to peaks of over 4,000 feet.
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'''Historical Society Museum'''
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''History of Peoria, AZ''
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The City of Peoria was established in the 1880's when William J. Murphy's vision of fertile farm lands fed by water from the Salt River became reality with the completion of the Arizona Canal in 1885. Once this canal was completed, Murphy went East to interest people in settling in this new community. Mr. Murphy was successful in catching people's attention - over 5,000 acres of land in the new district was purchased by citizens from Peoria, Illinois. Four families from Peoria, Illinois were among the first to move to Arizona to occupy and work their land.
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Residences in the new community sprang up, and a school and Post Office were established by 1889. More people followed the original families and Peoria continued to grow as a farming community. The farmlands were fertile and the people made a good living, despite having to battle swarms of red ants and the occasional rattlesnake in the kitchen.
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Peoria was incorporated in 1954, with boundaries covering one square mile of land. The warm climate and small-town atmosphere of Peoria continued to attract people, and still do today. Currently, Peoria covers 162 square miles, and is home to over 120,000 residents. Peoria is Arizona's 4th largest city in terms of incorporated area, and 9th largest city in terms of population.
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
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*<eat name="Dillon's Restaurant" alt="" address="8706 W. Thunderbird" directions="" phone="623-979-5353" url="http://www.dillonsrestaurant.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Has a combination of BBQ and American food. Has a country home feel to it, decorated with antique furnishings with a large fireplace when you walk inside. It has spacious rooms that would easily accommodate large gatherings. </eat>
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*<eat name="Satara Thai Cuisine and Wine Lounge" alt="" address="8350 W. Paradise Ln." directions="" phone="623-979-9696" url="http://www.sataraaz.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Fine-dining Thai food and eclectic wine lounge. High-end interior offering a separate private dining area equipped with a large TV, making the perfect spot for meetings. Just opened in September 2008.</eat>
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*<eat name="Cucina Tagliani" alt="" address="8349 W. Bell Rd." directions="" phone="623-412-2670" url="http://www.cucinatagliani.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Cuisine is Italian and Seafood. The restaurant has a very romantic feel to it, decorated to make you feel like you are eating in Italy. There is a full bar and private dining areas available to suit parties from 2 to 60. </eat>
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*<eat name="Texas Roadhouse" alt="" address="83rd avenue and bell rd" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Some of the best BBQ around</eat>
  
 
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*<drink name="Sandbar Mexican Grill" alt="" address="9868 W. Northern Ave." directions="" phone="623-877-6444" url="http://www.sandbaraz.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Has a blend of Mexican and American inspired dishes. The bright decor and large patio and bar make you feel like you are in Mexico. Great for a night out with friends. Inexpensive with daily drink specials. </drink>
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*<drink name="McDuffy's Sports Bar" alt="" address="15814 N. 83rd Ave." directions="" phone="623-334-5000" url="http://www.mcduffys.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">American food, specializing in bar food such as burgers and sandwiches. Great night spot! Has over 80 TVs throughout the place to watch sports games on. There is over 30 different choices of beer. Nightclub W-Sa. It has two floors and a huge patio area. </drink>
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Revision as of 05:19, 14 November 2011

Peoria is a city inside of Phoenix, Arizona. Many visitors come to the area during the spring to see their favorite professional baseball team during Spring Training in the Cactus League.

Contents

Get in

Peoria is part of the Central West Valley of Arizona

The Central west region is partly a newly developed area and one that has been around for years. It has many hidden treasures and is a great place for families, singles or anyone who wants to come and enjoy the beautiful west valley. From hiking to shopping and eating to playing baseball, everyone can come out and discover this hidden jewel.

See

  • Peoria Sports Complex, 83rd avenue south of bell. Spring training for the Padres and Mariners
  • Lake Pleasant, (Far north on Lake Pleasant road, north of Carefree highway).

Do

  • Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 West Paradise Lane. Tel: 623.776.8400 Fax: 623.776.9974. Watch performers in major Broadway productions such as a Christmas Carol, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie and more! Enjoy dinner and a show with their dinner theatres. A great place for a date, a family (at select shows) or anyone looking to see a little theatre!
  • D & I Beads 7420 W. Cactus Rd - B12. Considered America's Biggest Little Bead Store Over 100,000 Different 1st Quality Beads & Jewelry Making Supplies. Friendly staff, WIDE variety, Great for the craft and jewelry lover in everyone.
  • Lake Pleasant 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd, Morristown. Contact Station 1-928-501-1710, Operations Center 602-372-7460. Enjoy Community activities, Water skiing, boating, tubing, sunbathing, camping, barbecues and family events, etc. at this park open 24/7 365. Beautiful view of the desert with the sparkling lake in between. Great for families with children of all ages.
  • 'Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. One main stadium and 12 practice fields. Can be rented for baseball tournaments, concerts, weddings, etc.
  • Polar Ice 15829 N 83rd Ave. 623.334.1200 - Main, 623.334.1600 – Fax. [1]. Full service Ice skating facility for hockey, figure skating and public use. Food and Merchandise Vendors on hand. A wonderful family environment. The public can join hockey and figure skating programs or come for free skate with purchase of entrance fee and skate rental.
  • Regala Fashions with Flair 11001 N. 99th Ave. Ste.#100. Phone: 623-875-0688 Fax: 623-977-9952. Designer fashions for contemporary women on the go! Great little shop! Clothes for women of all ages, handbags, costume jewelry to mix and match.

Buy

Eat

  • Dillon's Restaurant, 8706 W. Thunderbird, 623-979-5353, [2]. Has a combination of BBQ and American food. Has a country home feel to it, decorated with antique furnishings with a large fireplace when you walk inside. It has spacious rooms that would easily accommodate large gatherings.
  • Satara Thai Cuisine and Wine Lounge, 8350 W. Paradise Ln., 623-979-9696, [3]. Fine-dining Thai food and eclectic wine lounge. High-end interior offering a separate private dining area equipped with a large TV, making the perfect spot for meetings. Just opened in September 2008.
  • Cucina Tagliani, 8349 W. Bell Rd., 623-412-2670, [4]. Cuisine is Italian and Seafood. The restaurant has a very romantic feel to it, decorated to make you feel like you are eating in Italy. There is a full bar and private dining areas available to suit parties from 2 to 60.
  • Texas Roadhouse, 83rd avenue and bell rd. Some of the best BBQ around

Drink

  • Sandbar Mexican Grill, 9868 W. Northern Ave., 623-877-6444, [5]. Has a blend of Mexican and American inspired dishes. The bright decor and large patio and bar make you feel like you are in Mexico. Great for a night out with friends. Inexpensive with daily drink specials.
  • McDuffy's Sports Bar, 15814 N. 83rd Ave., 623-334-5000, [6]. American food, specializing in bar food such as burgers and sandwiches. Great night spot! Has over 80 TVs throughout the place to watch sports games on. There is over 30 different choices of beer. Nightclub W-Sa. It has two floors and a huge patio area.

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