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!


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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.



2601 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611
Locally owned since 1986. Our fish is flown in and received fresh each day!...View Details.
Phone: (309) 694-0946
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.697182, -89.540515 Map It!

579 Wesley Rd, Creve Coeur, IL 61611
Kuchie's on the Water is just that...a locally owned restaurant on the Illinois River, 10 minutes from downtown Peoria. Our deck seats over 150 people, and we offer an unparal...View Details.
Phone: 309-427-3000
Fax: N/A
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.6511495, -89.6071751 Map It!

13637 N. River Beach Drive, Chillicothe, IL 61523
River Beach Pub offers great food, a large selection of the best draft and bottled beers with the best view of the Illinois River. Enjoy the view from our warm knotty pine din...View Details.
Phone: (309) 579-2535
Area: Chillicothe
GPS: 40.853793, -89.530344 Map It!