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 Marseilles - An Illinois River Road Community

Just east of the Ottawa Gateway lies the town of Marseilles.  Located across the river bank from Illini State Park, and a stop along the I&M Canal, Marseilles is also home to the only memorial dedicated to those service people who have lost their lives fighting in Middle East wars.  Accented with night lighting and beautiful fountains, the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall is a worthwhile stop for visitors at any time of day or night.


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