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!
Sip on locally-produced wine at the Illinois River Winery tasting room located on Illinois Route 178 in Utica. Creating an “old world casual” atmosphere with bistro seating and comfortable couches, and a 30’ bar, the tasting room has up to 30 handcrafted wines available daily. The tasting room also has an outdoor wine garden where you can relax after a day of hiking.