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 Lewistown - An Illinois River Road Portal Community

This quaint, small town situated between the Canton and Havana Gateways is home to Dickson Mounds Museum and the TNC Emiquon Preserve.   Lewistown was once also home to author Edgar Lee Masters, and was the inspiration for his Spoon River Anthology. The town continues to be a major stop along the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive, occurring each fall in Fulton County.


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