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.



938 N. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Anne's Antiques is located in the historic North End of Princeton, Illinois. The building itself, built in the late 1800's, is an ideal setting for a quaint antique shop, with...View Details.
Phone: (815) 875-2272
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.383664, -89.46508 Map It!

215 N Division St, Utica, IL 61373
Find your next treasure at Clarks Run Antique Mall located one block west of historic downtown Utica. With new inventory added daily, more than 52 display showcases, over a do...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-7190
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.342394, -89.011587 Map It!

19195 E. Route 24, Lewistown, IL 61542
Unique gifts and scented soy candles made locally in Canton....View Details.
Phone: 309-547-1093
Area: Lewistown
GPS: 40.394022, -90.084277 Map It!

221 W. Main St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Antique mall with three floors of antiques...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-7332
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345739, -88.843051 Map It!

24 W. Long Street, Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 875-9151
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.384683, -89.465436 Map It!

500 Edward St, Henry, IL 61537
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Phone: (309) 364-4520
Area: Henry
GPS: 41.111781, -89.356241 Map It!

54 North Main Street, Canton, IL 61520
Hunt through antique treasures, and collectibles and fabulous collectibles....View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-3255
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.55649, -90.035148 Map It!

8320 N. Jackson Street, Kickapoo, IL 61528
Find antiques, gifts, home accessories, lamps and custom repurposed furniture. Holiday splendor starts Oct 1st! With the largest Christmas Shop in Central Illinois with over 6...View Details.
Phone: (309) 589-0820
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.78895, -89.749641 Map It!

212 N Capital Street, Pekin, IL 61554
Unique gifts, multiple craft vendors & canned food items...View Details.
Phone: (309) 353-4005
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.571335, -89.647343 Map It!

412 5th Street, Lacon, IL 61540
After years of contemplating the thought of opening a business, my husband, Gary, and I stumbled into Lacon. After we spent a few days learning about the town, we knew the tim...View Details.
Phone: 309-554-9085
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.0245706, -89.4094654 Map It!

215 and 217 W. Main Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Rare and unusual antiques and memorabilia...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-5400
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.34906, -88.835262 Map It!

807 S. Main Street, Lewistown, IL 61542
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Phone: (309) 224-2626
Area: Lewistown
GPS: 40.391271, -90.155199 Map It!

224-226 West Main Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Antiques, collectibles and handmade items...View Details.
Phone: (815) 431-9255
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345755, -88.843099 Map It!

1661 N. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 872-2580
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.390875, -89.465942 Map It!

44 White Oaks, Canton, IL 61520
Handmade ceramics, crafts, jewelry, or learn to make your own....View Details.
Phone: (309) 338-6194
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.5583191, -90.0286026 Map It!

167 Mill Street, Utica, IL 61371
Towpath Collectibles offers one-of-a kind pieces and caters to several unique interests. Fossils, Native American artifacts, sterling silver jewelry, and antiques are only a ...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-4541
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341299, -89.009798 Map It!

217 W Main, Havana, IL 62644
Gift Shop & Antiques...View Details.
Phone: (309) 543-9000
Area: Havana
GPS: 40.300063, -90.062601 Map It!

123 West St. Paul Street, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Buy-Sell-Loan on lots of different items such as Jewelry, Coins & Currency, Electronics, Musical Instruments AND The Unusual! Buy it!, Sell it! or if you just need some qui...View Details.
Phone: (815) 663-2313
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.3246193, -89.2002947 Map It!

118 W. Dakota, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Vintage furniture & antiques. Upholstery service & antique restoration....View Details.
Phone: (815) 663-9707
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.327648, -89.200287 Map It!