Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences

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The Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences was a public museum of science and culture located in Peoria, Illinois. It opened in 1965, and contained a planetarium that opened in 1963. The 36-foot planetarium was set as the sun in the largest to scale mock solar system as recognized the Guinness Book of Records in 1992.[1] It was closed in September 2012, shortly before the Peoria Riverfront Museum, of which Lakeview Museum's organizations were participants, opened in downtown Peoria.[2]


  1. ^ "The Planets of Peoria". Discover Magazine. Kalmbash Publishing Co. March 1995. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  2. ^ "Lakeview Museum closes its doors". Granite Broadcasting. Sep 3, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-20.

Coordinates: 40°44′30″N 89°36′39″W / 40.74167°N 89.61083°W / 40.74167; -89.61083