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.



 


 

1700 Park Road, Peoria, IL 61604
The enthusiasm and resourcefulness of a small group of friends with one strong common interest in quality theatre was responsible for the birth of Corn Stock Theatre in 1954, ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 676-2196
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.708306, -89.625409 Map It!

316 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Festival 56 is a professional theatre festival located at the Grace Performing Arts Center in Princeton, IL. Each season, we offer 7 productions in the summer, including Shake...View Details.
Phone: (815) 879-5656
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.372547, -89.46504 Map It!