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!
Step foot into the natural beauty that is native Illinois. Wildlife Prairie Park is a unique spot in central Illinois that is home to a variety of native Illinois plants and animals alike. Take a hike through the animal trails and see our diverse animal life ranging from river otters to black bears to American bison and more! Ride our train through the forest or spend the night in our home-away-from-home lodging. Spend a night in the wild! Our overnight lodging is as unique as the park itself. We have many options that will enhance your getaway. All of our lodging guests have access to the recreation room and extended fishing hours. Each unit has indoor plumbing and several have kitchenette facilities. An Adventure Awaits at Wildlife Prairie Park!