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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ChillicotheVisit Henry - An Illinois River Road Community

Situated along the river between the, Henry is home to many events attracting visitors throughout the year. The riverfront remains a popular tourist attraction today drawing boating, water skiing, fishing and hunting enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest.  In addition to being the site of Illinois’ first lock and dam, built in 1872 on the Illinois River, this river town is also home to the Charles Perdew Musuem which showcases the famed duck decoys created by Charles and Edna Perdew.


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