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!


Explore the Illinois River Road Nature Sites Select a Site below . . .

Come and experience all the nature, beauty and adventure the Illinois River Valley has to offer. Explore over 100 nature-related sites throughout the Illinois River Valley between Ottawa and Havana. Visit our gateway communities and points in-between, along the Byway and enjoy unique dining, comfortable lodging and eclectic shopping. Whether your destination lies along the Illinois River Road or the route is part of your journey, you'll love the trip!

Select a Community OR Interest below to view related points of interest along the Byway.



1001 North 8th, Pekin, IL 61554
American Diner - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fried chicken and family meals....View Details.
Phone: (309) 347-3370
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.575574, -89.641145 Map It!

1519 Water St., Peru, IL 61354
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Phone: (815) 220-1744
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.324503, -89.122345 Map It!

310 N. Park, Streator, IL 61364
Chix, established in 2003, has and continues to provide Streator and it's surrounding area with an option for great food and ultra friendly service. Whether it be our clean, s...View Details.
Phone: (815) 672-2300
Area: Streator
GPS: 41.123225, -88.834221 Map It!

2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348
Elements is located in the heart of Starved Rock Lodge and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Make Elements your choice for a leisurely lunch, casual dinner...View Details.
Phone: (815) 220-7321
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.295109, -89.059448 Map It!

117 W Main, Havana, IL 62644
Restaurant with a hometown atmosphere...View Details.
Phone: (309) 543-1122
Area: Havana
GPS: 40.300062, -90.06122 Map It!

1007 N 8th St, Pekin, IL 61554
Italian Beef sandwiches and pizza...View Details.
Phone: (309) 353-9757
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.575612, -89.641144 Map It!

Route 17 E, Lacon, IL 61540
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Phone: (309) 246-3663
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.02351, -89.395559 Map It!

421 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 872-2715
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.37139, -89.465043 Map It!

1402 Peoria St., Peru, IL 61354
Come join us and enjoy a unique dining experience. Express yourself with the vibrant, interactive art that is displayed throughout. The food is delicious, and the menu changes...View Details.
Phone: (815) 220-0642
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.333195, -89.129217 Map It!

1901 Willow St, Pekin, IL 61554
Tenderloins and ice cream...View Details.
Phone: (309) 347-7777
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.575105, -89.6236 Map It!

2000 Eastwood Afe, Streator, IL 61364
Country Club with Fine Dining...View Details.
Phone: (815) 673-5551
Area: Streator
GPS: 41.146605, -88.850117 Map It!

12. Toni's
427 W Dearborn, Havana, IL 62644
Restaurants...View Details.
Phone: (309) 543-3663
Area: Havana
GPS: 40.294042, -90.065492 Map It!

116 W Market, Havana, IL 62644
Restaurants ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 543-5000
Area: Havana
GPS: 40.301258, -90.061095 Map It!

316 W Main, Havana, IL 62644
Restaurant & Gift Shop...View Details.
Phone: (309) 543-1225
Area: Havana
GPS: 40.300198, -90.064044 Map It!

601 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Polished casual dining at its best....View Details.
Phone: (815) 224-4545
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.328021, -89.096618 Map It!