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.



14180 1800 East Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Wedding Venue...View Details.
Phone: (815) 915-8145
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.326556, -89.311226 Map It!

3037 11th Road, Utica, IL 61373
Alpaca apparel, yarn, fiber & more...View Details.
Phone: (815) 667-5100
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.38191, -88.952639 Map It!

305 Neumann Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611
Open throughout the year's warmer months, this quaint recreation of a 1920's farm gives children a glimpse of what farm life was like. Antique farm equipment, a working windm...View Details.
Phone: (309) 694-2195
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.662405, -89.535682 Map It!

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!

120 E. St. Paul Street, Spring Valley, IL 61362
We are a resale store and indoor shooting range. We have 5 lanes, 25 yards long. We also rent guns. FOID card is not required to use the range or gun rental. We charge per lan...View Details.
Phone: 815-663-8166
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.32468, -89.1995068 Map It!

4901 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Once described by President Teddy Roosevelt as ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 686-2370
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.746413, -89.574083 Map It!

Moss Avenue, Peoria, IL 61602
In the early twentieth century, High Street and Moss Avenue attracted many wealthy Peorians. They used their imaginations and money to build their dream houses on the bluff. T...View Details.
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.6954803, -89.6096268 Map It!

2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria , IL 61603
Designed by the legendary gardener Oscar F. Dubuis and dedicated in 1896, Glen Oak Park is the focal point of northeastern Peoria and home to the Peoria Park District headquar...View Details.
Phone: 309-686-3365
Area: Peoria
Site Access: free; fee
GPS: 40.71707, -89.57568 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!

740 IL Route 40, Speer, IL 61479
The orchard sports over 11,000 trees and 17 varieties of apples. We grow over 20 acres of pumpkins along with various other fruits and vegetables. Find a large assortment of g...View Details.
Phone: 309-495-5442
Area: Princeton
GPS: 40.987488, -89.629927 Map It!

305 SW Water St. Suite 1D, Peoria, IL 61611
The Hive is an art studio and gallery located on Peoria's vibrant historical riverfront in the downtown cultural hub of the city. Art classes are available for all ages and ab...View Details.
Phone: (309) 360-4880
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.6882431, -89.5902979 Map It!

506 Evans Street, Peoria, IL 61603
A 4,000 square foot glass blowing studio and gallery offering a variety of finished glass pieces for show and for sale, from functional to the one of a kind creations....View Details.
Phone: 309-495-0919
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.701307, -89.581227 Map It!

1101 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Wheel Art is a pottery studio and school offering classes to beginning and intermediate adults and children, workshops for all ages, private sessions, birthday parties, childr...View Details.
Phone: (309)306-1741
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.682964, -89.60157 Map It!

25664 N CR 2500 E, Manito, IL 61546
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Area: Manito
GPS: 40.4198421, -89.8325952 Map It!