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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Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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Nov. 2, 2017 - Nov. 2, 2017, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month in the Museum’s Discovery Center. Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends. A different topic and craft will be featured each month. Registration is not required and admission is free. Participants will enjoy light refreshments. The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the program portion lasting approximately thirty minutes followed by crafts, snacks, and time to explore the Museum. This program series is sponsored by City of Lewistown, Havana National Bank, G-M Mechanical of Canton, and Doug Dennis of Manito. November's program topic is Gobble, Gobble....Free, donations appreciated. Event Type: Educational,Entertainment
Phone: 309-547-3721
Area: Lewistown

Nov. 4, 2017 - Nov. 4, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
Join us for an afternoon of Native American storytelling and demonstrations of the creation and use of ancient tools and crafts. Experimental Archaeologist, Larry Kinsella and his wife, professional Storyteller, Marilyn Kinsella have combined their talents to produce this informative, entertaining, hands-on program. Kids may enjoy activities such as cordage making, pottery, using hand micro-drills, flint knapping, and spear throwing. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Museum’s lobby. Space is limited. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Kid's Day programs are geared towards kids ages five and up with an adult. ...Free, donations appreciated. Event Type: Arts,Educational,Entertainment,Family,Outdoor
Phone: 309-547-3721
Area: Lewistown

Dec. 7, 2017 - Dec. 7, 2017, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month in the Museum’s Discovery Center. Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends. A different topic and craft will be featured each month. Registration is not required and admission is free. Participants will enjoy light refreshments. The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the program portion lasting approximately thirty minutes followed by crafts, snacks, and time to explore the Museum. This program series is sponsored by City of Lewistown, Havana National Bank, G-M Mechanical of Canton, and Doug Dennis of Manito. December's program is Hugo's Coming to Tot Time presented by Mike Anderson. ...Free, donations appreciated. Event Type: Educational,Entertainment
Phone: 309-547-3721
Area: Lewistown

Dec. 9, 2017 - Dec. 9, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
Join us at the Museum to learn about the different ducks, geese, and swans at the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge. View live ducks and learn about current research conducted by Forbes Biological Station. Kids ages fifteen and under may participate in a Youth Duck Call Contest. Afterwards, participants may journey down with a Refuge Ranger to view the wildlife at the South Globe park lot. Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for use. Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity. This program is in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Complex and Forbes Biological Station. Registration is required. Call 309-535-2290 or email illinoisriver@fws.gov to register or for more information....Free, donations appreciated. Event Type: Educational,Family,Outdoor
Phone: 309-547-3721
Area: Lewistown