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.



 


 

115 E. Valley View Drive, Banner, IL 61520
Located at the junction of Routes 9 and 24 in the Village of Banner, the Banner Lodge offers a clean, quite, comfortable room with a rustic log cabin motif. Each of our 11 roo...View Details.
Phone: 309-649-1655
Fax: same
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.516855, -89.905314 Map It!

2643 Illinois 178 , Utica, IL 61373
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stay at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort. Located adjacent to Starved Rock State Park on Illinois Route 178, the resort is mo...View Details.
Phone: 866-399-3866
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.315443, -89.01025 Map It!

225 NE Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Peoria's Premier Boutique Hotel! This former Howard Johnson's Hotel was renovated in 1990 into what is now Peoria's only 100% locally owned and operated boutique hotel. We...View Details.
Phone: 309-676-3600
Fax: 309-363-6118
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.692988, -89.587775 Map It!

2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348
Relax in the rustic beauty and comfort of Starved Rock Lodge, Cabins, and Starved Rock Inn. The historic lodge has 70 guest rooms, which include three bay-window rooms. Firepl...View Details.
Phone: (800) 868-7625
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341412, -89.009716 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!