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8 Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Peoria!

Rain, rain, go away? No way! Even if the weather isn't great, there are still plenty of fun activities to do within a short distance of Bradley's campus!

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1. Go Coffee Shop Hopping!

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What better way to perk up on a rainy day than with a cup of coffee? Pack up your backpack and spend the day at a coffee shop doing some homework, relaxing, or chatting with friends. Some favorite coffee shops of Bradley students are Thirty-Thirty Coffee, Leaves and Beans Roasting Co., CxT Roasting Company and Zion Coffee Co. Try them all to find your favorites!

2. Get Artsy at Fired Up or The Hive!

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Time to break out the paint brushes! Try your hand at painting a variety of ceramic pieces (like mugs, plates, bowls, and figurines) at Fired Up, or take a canvas painting class at The Hive. Either way, getting your creative juices flowing is a great way to spend the day!

3. See a Show at One of Peoria's Theater Companies!

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Peoria has several theater companies for you to choose from, in addition to the Bradley Theater Department! During summer seasons, Cornstock Theater puts on their entire season in an outdoor tent. The Peoria Players also puts on hit musicals like Mama Mia!, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Into the Woods and School of Rock. No matter which show you see, it's sure to be a good time!

4. ~Escape~ the rain in a fast-paced escape room!

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Escape rooms have become one of the coolest attractions all over the world, and Peoria has a great selection of them, too! Test your sleuthing skills and put your mind to the test in one of these thrilling games! Grab some friends or floormates and give it your best shot!

5. Check out the Peoria Riverfront Museum!

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One of Peoria's go-to attractions is the Riverfront Museum and Dome Planetarium! The Museum features both permanent and traveling exhibits on a range of exciting topics and the planetarium runs hourly shows that give you an up-close and personal look at the solar system! They also have special events, like yoga under the stars and laser light nights. Make sure to snap a pic with the larger-than-life statue of Abraham Lincoln, too!

6. Bounce around at Elevate Trampoline Park!

Elevate Trampoline Park / Via Facebook: ElevatePeoria

This new addition to Peoria is a great place to get out some energy and have some fun, even if the weather's not the best! With free jump, dodgeball or basketball to choose from, the options are endless. They also host trampoline fitness classes if you want to get a workout in, too!

7. Go catch a movie!

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A rainy day makes for a great movie date! Grab your best friend and go see the newest must-see flick! There are several theaters within a short driving distance of Bradley's campus. Lots of them offer student discounts, too!

8. Go for a skate at Owens Rec Center!

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Only a few minutes from campus, Owens Center has a skating rink that is open year-round for your skating enjoyment! Lace up your skates and go for a glide around the rink during free skate hours. Also, check out some of their holiday events, like Skating with Santa!

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