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.



2407 N. IL Route 178, Oglesby, IL 61348
Beautiful bed and breakfast located near Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks....View Details.
Phone: (815) 667-4600
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.2810045, -89.0102085 Map It!

301 E. Chestnut Street, Sheffield, IL 61361
The ultimate bed and breakfast for foodies, the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield is an award winning bed and breakfast featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine using locally gr...View Details.
Phone: (800) 537-1304
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.354252, -89.73421 Map It!

111 N. Main Steet, Washington, IL 61571
Listed on the federal Register of Historic Places, this newly renovated inn is sure to take you back in time as you enjoy contemporary amenities and small town hospitality. C...View Details.
Phone: (309) 267-1878
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.70373, -89.406936 Map It!

3367 E. 2072nd Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Welcome to Fox River Bed and Breakfast ~ a historic Victorian farm house located 90 miles West of Chicago, and eight miles North of Ottawa, Illinois in the country on 17 lovel...View Details.
Phone: (815) 431-9257
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.421096, -88.770653 Map It!

115 East Church St., Utica, IL 61373
Are you looking for the perfect place for a romantic getaway? Landers House in Utica offers country lodging with all the amenities for a pampering experience. Located one half...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-5170
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341145, -89.008713 Map It!

1108 County Rd 930E, Henry, IL 61537
Mission Oak Inn is an award winning country bed and breakfast near Peoria, Illinois that offers luxurious lodging in a quiet, comfortable atmosphere - a perfect place for a we...View Details.
Phone: (309) 370-4083
Area: Henry
GPS: 41.086415, -89.461729 Map It!