PEORIA -- Any big event has the potential to tie up traffic or make parking a nightmare, but that was not the case at the Museum Block opening.
Visitors tell us they're pleasantly surprised at the parking situation downtown.
The new underground garage is now open and available for daily parking.
Streets surrounding the museum block have also been rebuilt to have pull in spots.
Visitors said these additions are making their experience less stressful.
Visitor Mary Cameron said, "Parking was fine. There's not really anything too crazy over here. There's something else going on by the Gateway building so I thought that was part of this so I parked way far out of the way for no reason. There's no line, everything's good."
Visitor Mindy Gudat said, "It wasn't bad. I didn't look to see where to go so I came in the back entrance but it looks like the parking garage is going to be plenty of space."
To use the garage - you have to pay $6 for the day of 75 cents per half hour.
You'll also have to start paying to use the pull-in spots starting Monday.