Play, Stay & Engage In Pekin.
“Beautiful” is one word to describe our city of 31,427. Known as the Marigold Capital of the World, Pekin has one of the largest park districts in Illinois. From family-friendly attractions to our outstanding sports venues, Pekin is a great home base for playing in and exploring the heart of Illinois. Come explore our trails full of incredible sights. Sit riverside or walk out on the pier for breathtaking views of the Illinois River. Launch a boat off our easy-access ramp and docks. Eat your way through yummy local favorites. And be prepared to make memories that will last beyond the moment.