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.



1011 Columbus Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Stop in and see transportation memorabilia ranging over 150 years!  Featuring hay carriers from the 1860's, Buggy's from the early 1900's and even a 1927 Model T!  For you rou...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-0389
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.350176, -88.841243 Map It!

301 N Columbia Street, Oglesby, IL 61348
Auto repair shop (tires, alignments, oil change, brakes). Family owned and operated since 2005. ...View Details.
Phone: (815) 883-7055
Fax: (815) 883-7057
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.2983625, -89.068091 Map It!