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.



 


 

101 East Elm Street, Canton, IL 61520
Written up in Midwest Living magazine, this casual fine dining restaurant is a culinary delight located in an historic, renovated hotel in downtown Canton. Listen to live mus...View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-2233
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.5558452, -90.0333895 Map It!

897 East US Highway 6, Utica , IL 61373
Ron McFarlain started Cajun Connection in 1995. Since then, his restaurant has continued to grow and it now attracts travelers from across the country. Hailing from the swam...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-9855
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.360689, -88.99142 Map It!

325 Clark St. , Utica, IL 61373
Exactly what you are thinking! “Bistro: A small restaurant serving moderately-priced, simple meals in a comfortable setting.” Enjoy breakfast, brunch, or lunch in a cozy and w...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-3400
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.338315, -89.010355 Map It!

325 Clark St. , Utica, IL 61373
Relax and rejuvenate at The Willows Hotel in Utica. A quaint, boutique hotel, The Willows Hotel has individually-decorated rooms, each with their own unique style to fit your ...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-3400
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.338315, -89.010355 Map It!