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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East Peoria PhotosVisit East Peoria - An Illinois River Road Community

Beautiful scenery, an award-winning athletic complex, amazing nighttime holiday festival, fine hotels and dining, healthy business climate - the City of East Peoria offers a wealth of opportunities!

Scenic bluffs on our western boundary overlook the Illinois River, providing a marvelous view of the Central Illinois skyline, particularly at sunset and in the evening. EastPort Marina and several riverfront parks provide Illinois River access to boaters, fishermen and hikers. Also in East Peoria is the Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

EastSide Centre, a nationally known premier sports facility, hosts regional, state and national tournaments in softball, baseball and soccer. In addition, the Fon du Lac Park District's unique Splashdown Family Water Park is located on the EastSide grounds.

East Peoria's business community offers a variety of shops and restaurants with something for almost every taste. The city also has an excellent park district and is home to the nationally acclaimed Illinois Central College.

The East Peoria Festival of Lights, a month-long nighttime holiday event each December, has been an annual highlight for more than 20 years. The festival features massive lighted displays and entertainment throughout town.

Come see all that East Peoria has to offer!

Below are links to East Peoria Gateway resources to assist you in planning your journey.

East Peoria Itineraries

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East Peoria Maps

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East Peoria Resources

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