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!
Boe's Old Fashioned Service Station and Museum 1011 Columbus Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Stop in and see transportation memorabilia ranging over 150 years! Featuring hay carriers from the 1860's, Buggy's from the early 1900's and even a 1927 Model T! For you route 66 enthusiasts, see one of the largest collections of Gas Pump Globes dating from the 1940's all the way up thru the 60's! At Boe's they still pump your gas for you.