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 Manito - An Illinois River Road Community

A progressive, agricultural community located south of Pekin, Manito still has its original “Main Street” (called Market Street), where you’ll find all sorts of local businesses that make the town a worthwhile stop.  Be sure and visit Willett’s Winery and Cellar to sample locally produced wines, and enjoy Manito’s many eateries, shops and annual festivals.

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