Peoria Scale Model of the Solar System
1125 West Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614
The Peoria Scale Model of the Solar System still ranks as one of the largest scaled models of the Solar system. The display begins with Lakeview Avenue where the sun is, while the planets and other heavenly bodies are scattered within the radius of 40 miles (64 kilometers). Six planets are spread throughout Peoria while the rest lie in the neighboring cities, as far as Kewanee. Some asteroids have found home in different schools across the country, whereas some comets have been installed in places as far as Swaziland. The first concept of its kind, the mini-solar system, is one of the most visited sites in the region.