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!

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!

Route 17 E, Lacon, IL 61540
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Phone: (309) 246-3663
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.02351, -89.395559 Map It!

208 N. Main , Morton, IL
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Phone: 309-263-6667
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.611423, -89.460523 Map It!

318 5th Street, Lacon, IL 61540
Visit one the trendiest coffee shops in North Central Illinois! The Coffee Hub is located in Lacon, Illinois on the main floor floor of a building that is 100 years old. Re...View Details.
Phone: 309-554-9057
Fax: 309-554-9058
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.024758, -89.411201 Map It!

317 Locust, Delavan, IL
Located in historic downtown Delavan, the Harvest Cafe is a farm-to-table restaurant specializing in modern takes on classic American dishes. We make everything in-house and s...View Details.
Phone: 309-244-7000
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.372804, -89.547534 Map It!