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!
The Weber House, built by Ernest and Zelma Weber in 1937, is a storybook Tudor cottage which sits in an English garden with a path meandering through foxgloves, hollyhocks, and old oaks. The tour begins at the street side red gate which opens into the garden and its statues and fountain. The crushed stone path leads up to Luther Hall and the historic Weber House. The Weber House has been visited by many movie stars, authors, and other celebrities. The naming of the rooms, artifacts, and gifts reflect the famous people that once stood there.