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.



111 E. Valley View Drive, Banner Illinois, IL 61520
Boss Hogs BBQ located at the junction of Routes 9 and 24 is conveniently located at the gateway to beautiful Fulton County on the Illinois River Road. If you love great BB...View Details.
Phone: 309-647-7427
Fax: same
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.516856, -89.905361 Map It!

402 Clark St. , Utica, IL 61373
While exploring Utica your tummy might start to growl. If that’s the case, maybe an ice cream cone will help you out! Country Cupboard offers a wide selection of hand-dipped i...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-5155
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.33794, -89.010129 Map It!