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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Liverpool Riverfront



The community of Liverpool was founded in 1836 as a commodity loading site for Illinois River freight boats destined for markets in Chicago to the north and St. Louis to the south. Prior to the construction of a levee system on the river, Liverpool was basically situated on an island, with the Illinois River on the south and east, and flooded backwater lands to the north and west. Amid bountiful fish and waterfowl habitat, Liverpool was also known for its angling and hunting guides. Chicago's infamous Al Capone owned a vacation home in Liverpool which he used for fishing and hunting trips.




GPS: 40.390775, -90.000859
Phone: (309) 547-2501



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