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.



1301 W. Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Welcome to Avanti's, central Illinois' most award-winning Italian restaurant, a customer favorite since 1966, and home of the famous Gondola....View Details.
Phone: (309) 674-4923
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.69981, -89.613341 Map It!

710 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Salads, pasta, deserts, sandwiches - specializes in deep dish pizza...View Details.
Phone: (815) 431-1100
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.347039, -88.842653 Map It!

112 State Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Truly the Best Osso Bucco in the Peoria area....View Details.
Phone: (309) 673-2500
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.685525, -89.595356 Map It!

600 N. Greenwood , Spring Valley, IL 61362
Fine dining - Italian specialities & American dishes. ...View Details.
Phone: (815) 663-6431
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.32971, -89.198208 Map It!