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!

  
  


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Port of LaSalle Lock 16 Canal
Joliet Street, LaSalle, IL 60441



Listing Photo Of the 15 original locks installed to maneuver boat traffic up and down the 140-foot elevational grade between Chicago and LaSalle-Peru, only one survives: I&M Canal Lock 14, in LaSalle, IL. Like all the other I&M locks, Lock 14 was built with local limestone, and possesses massive white oak gates and swing arms. This site also provides visitors with an idea of the scale of canal boat operation.

Lock 16 Visitor Center and I&M Canal Boat Ride are located at the corner of First Street and Route 351 (Joliet Street) at the I&M Canal in Downtown LaSalle. Come enjoy a one-hour 1848 canal boat ride with guides from the era. Rides run daily Mon-Sat 10a.m to 3:30p.m. and Sun 11:15a.m.-2:15p.m. The Lock 16 Visitor Center with gift shop and café is open year round. Visitor Center hours are Mon, Wed, Thurs 7am-7pm; Tues 7am-8:30pm; Fri 7am-5pm; Sat & Sun 8am-5pm. Special events are held every month. Please visit www.lasallecanalboat.org or call 815-223-1851 for more information or to make a reservation. Reservations are recommended.


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GPS: 41.3293686, -89.0941772
Phone: 815 588-1100



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