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.



13716 N. Division Ext., Granville, IL 61326
Our hidden paradise, nestled in a peaceful, quiet timber area, includes alpacas, llamas, miniature horses and donkeys, goats, sheep; and a variety of chickens, ducks and guine...View Details.
Phone: (815) 830-5290
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.3065848, -89.2454088 Map It!

Lacon Disc Golf CourseĀ , Henry, IL 61537
Open to the public for free usage this 9-hole disc golf course is located off Route 26, just south of Rt 17. Complete with hand carved tees at every hole, this is a disc golf ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 246-6111
Area: Henry
GPS: 41.0980949, -89.46064 Map It!

919 N. Swords Avenue, West Peoria, IL 61604
Kartville has a great go-kart track, mini-golf, bumper boats, batting cages, and everyone's favorite dune buggies! Snacks and concessions are always available....View Details.
Phone: (309) 676-3628
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.700452, -89.641962 Map It!

One Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
Starved Rock Adventures is Illinois' premier water resort located only 5 minutes from Starved Rock State Park inside Starved Rock Marina in the beautiful Illinois River Valley...View Details.
Phone: (815) 433-4218
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.32685, -88.991019 Map It!