Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!


Illinois Scenic Byways

Illinois Scenic Byways

Illinois River Road Report

Illinois River Road Report

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Byway programs and project initiatives are made possible by the following community partners and agencies:

2015 Supporting Byway Communities

City of Canton

City of Chillicothe

Village of DePue
City of Lacon
City of Pekin
City of Princeton
Spring Valley
City of Spring Valley
City of Streator & Streator Tourism

Supporting Partners

*For information about becoming a Byway community, contact NCICG at (815) 433-5830

Photographs provided for use on website and
other IRRNSB publications were submitted courtesy of:

  • Cindy Arnett
  • Deb Beldon
  • Anaise Berry
  • Matt Buedel
  • Bureau County Republican
  • Kathy Casstevens
  • Ted Connolly
  • Deverman Advertising
  • Barney DeRubeis
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Fermata, Inc.
  • Bill Fontenot
  • Nichole Isaacson
  • Skip Hupp
  • Michael Jeffords
  • Bob Martin
  • Wendy Martin
  • Kevin May
  • Dave Menke
  • James Miller
  • Mike Miller
  • Ottawa Visitors Center
  • Cindy Patterson
  • Peoria Area CVB
  • Peoria Journal Star
  • Kelvin Sampson
  • State Journal Register
  • Starved Rock State Park
  • Lisa Tunney
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Steve Ullenius
  • Tom Wiltz
  • Kevin Wright