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About Pekin, Illinois

As the county seat for Tazewell County, Pekin enjoys a solid economic base and is home to many professional, industrial and manufacturing jobs – including Pekin Insurance and one of the largest ethanol facilities in the nation. Pekin also supports a very successful, city-owned Business Park with a highly skilled labor force to draw on as businesses continue to move in and thrive. In addition, Pekin has the fifth largest park district in the state and four championship golf courses where you can perfect your swing.

Founded: 1829
Population: 34,081 (2013)

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Pekin Highlights

Considering Pekin? These are some of the most important & exciting things going on in town—

Championship<br />


With four championship golf courses, Pekin is a central Illinois hotspot for hitting the links. More

Rockin'P Ranch Horseback Riding

Rockin'P Ranch Horseback Riding

Riding for all levels, ages 8 and up. Join a one, one and a half, or two hour ride through the trails of McNaughton. More

Paddle Boating At Mineral Springs

Paddle Boating at Mineral Springs

At 200+ acres, Mineral Springs Park has something for everyone. Paddle around the pond, check out the skate park, and relax at the sunken garden. More

Downtown Entertainment

Downtown Entertainment

The Speakeasy Art Center in downtown Pekin hosts fabulous food, intriguing art installations, music, plays, and more. More

McNaughton<br />


A 700 acre park with trails, ponds, and a renown disc golf course. Birdwatchers can spot more than 80 species. More

Rail House<br />

Rail House

When a burger is known as can’t-miss, make all effort to stop in an enjoy one. Rail House’s burgers have quite the reputation, and their craft beer list is amazing. More

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