Make your Reservations NOW!

At previous World Shows, the host facilities filled up fast! Don’t be disappointed. Reserve your room today to ensure your accommodations. The deadline for the reduced World Show rates is midnight April 16, 2017.

Host Hotels:
1: Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel
501 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602 • (309) 637-6500

2: Marriott Courtyard Hotel
533 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602 • (309) 671-5050

Show rate for either hotel: $139.00. The hotels are connected.

Click here: to Book your group rate for 2017 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving

The Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel and the Marriott Courtyard are the host hotels for the 2017 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships®. The Pere Marquette is an historic, elegant hotel and the entire interior is newly renovated to the high standards of the Marriott Corp. The Marriott Courtyard is brand new with spacious rooms that are well appointed with a refrigerator and large windows overlooking the city of Peoria. Both hotels have offered our group free WiFi, free self-parking, and two free vouchers per room to a morning buffet breakfast at the Pere Marquette. The buffet will be in a separate location from the hotel restaurant and available to our room block only. Vouchers will be given at check-in with the location for the breakfast buffet.

The beautiful and spacious Peoria Civics Center will be the location for the World Show competitions, trade show exhibition, seminars, and Awards Banquet. We are very excited about this new location and venue and feel it is a perfect fit for our event.

Both hotels are located in the heart of downtown Peoria and offer plenty of on-location parking. The Peoria Civic Center, located behind and one block from the two hotels, has plenty of additional parking for large trucks and trailers.

The event site is a 6.5-mile drive from General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, and the hotels are also an 11-minute walk from the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

The property offers a lounge bar and bistro serving Starbucks coffee and a high-end American restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, whirlpool tub, and 24-hour fitness center. There’s also a business center, laundry facilities, and free parking.

You can book room directly by calling the phone numbers below, or you can book directly through this site by clicking on this link: Book your group rate for 2017 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving.

We have been given excellent room rates for these 4-star hotels of $139.00 per night for standard king and double-bed rooms. The hotels are accepting calls for World Show registrations now. When calling their reservation line 800-228-9290, mention Peoria, Illinois, as the site, which hotel you prefer, and the special room block for the World Show and you will receive the show rates of $139.00. If you call the hotels directly (Marriott Pere Marquette 309-637-6500 or Mariott Courtyard 309-671-5050), give them the dates and mention you are with the World Taxidermy Championships®. Do not go through Expedia, Travelocity,, etc., because their rates will be higher than our special group rate.

Special note: The Marriott Pere Marquette reservation system does not guarantee a double-bed room upon request, but we were told the Marriott Courtyard will guarantee this if they are available. If your situation requires a guarenteed room type, we suggest calling the Marriott Courtyard.