Shop ‘Til You Drop!

Calling all bargain hunters and shopaholics: You won’t run out of places to spend your retail dollars in Greater Peoria. From modern shopping centers to historic boardwalks, from big chain stores to independent boutiques, there’s a shopping destination nearby where you’ll find that just-right gift — or the perfect treat for yourself.

Indoor and Outdoor Malls

You can’t beat a mall for convenience — park once and spend as much time as you want browsing the offerings at a variety of stores. Greater Peoria’s got you covered with both indoor and outdoor options:

  • Northwoods Mall: A traditional indoor shopping center, Northwoods Mall is located right in the heart of Peoria and features more than 65 stores and restaurants. 

  • The Shoppes at Grand Prairie: This open-air lifestyle center is anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, HomeGoods and Marshalls. The Shoppes also offers 30-plus specialty stores — from Chico’s and DSW to Old Navy and White House Black Market — plus dining options and an indoor playground for the kids.

Other shopping areas with multiple stores and restaurants include the Levee District in East Peoria (located just half a mile from Bass Pro Shops) and Peoria’s Westlake Shopping Center. 

Shopping Local

Prefer to shop on a smaller scale? Want to support local business owners? Take your pick from these hometown shopping destinations.

  • Junction City: Dating back to 1956, Junction City is home to dozens of locally owned shops, restaurants and businesses, plus year-round events! Stroll the boardwalk and window-shop while you decide where to grab a bite to eat. Don’t miss Bushwhacker, Greater Peoria’s outdoor gear and adventure source for more than half a century.


  • Metro Centre: Family owned and operated, Metro Centre is another longtime Greater Peoria shopping destination. You’ll find more than a dozen restaurants and food shops here alongside outlets for clothing, shoes, beauty and more. Stop by May through October, Monday through Saturday, for one of the area’s biggest farmers’ markets.
  • Keller Station: One of the region’s newest shopping destinations, Keller Station offers a unique mix of retail and restaurants in a former commercial and industrial space. It’s located just off the Rock Island Trail at Knoxville Avenue in Peoria, making it a great place to visit on foot or by bike. 

Independent Options

There’s no need to head to a large shopping center or mall to get your retail fix! Check out these options: 

Shopping Getaways

Thanks to Greater Peoria’s proximity to interstate highways and rail travel, it’s easy to plan a shopping excursion. Several malls are just a quick drive away, including Eastland Mall and the Shoppes at College Hills in Bloomington-Normal, Market Place Shopping Center in Champaign-Urbana and White Oaks Mall in Springfield. Or hop in the car or board an Amtrak train to enjoy all the experiences of Chicago, Indianapolis or St. Louis.