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.



906 N. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Located in a beautifully restored 1880's historic building in Princeton Illinois, Annies Little Pots is a unique gallery featuring beautiful hand-made art from Central Illinoi...View Details.
Phone: (815) 875-2372
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.383357, -89.465086 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!

405 N. Adams Street, Manito, IL 61546
Unique and custom lawn figures....View Details.
Phone: (309) 241-8363
Area: Manito
GPS: 40.4228841, -89.7843514 Map It!

105 W Fourth Street, DePue, IL 61322
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Area: DePue
Site Access: 105 W Fourth Street
GPS: 41.3241917, -89.306853 Map It!

1000 Bass Pro Shops Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611
All Bass Pro Shops are known for their visual dynamics; however, our 150,000 sq ft store simply awes the masses from the moment they cross the threshold. In fact, photo ops ab...View Details.
Phone: (309) 427-3400
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.693172, -89.537221 Map It!

50 East Elm Street, Canton, IL 61520
Pamper yourself handmade soaps, lotions, & body scrubs, beautiful home décor and linens....View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-2449
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.555792, -90.034267 Map It!

1405 US Rt. 6, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Motorcycle repair restoration and apparel. Specializing in Harleys, we provide parts and services for all makes and models of motorcycles at reasonable rates. Our friendly sta...View Details.
Phone: (815) 663-2453
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.193986, -89.103555 Map It!

4200 MBL Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350
Michael Waddell's Bone Collector has opened its first store in Ottawa. You'll find authentic Bone Collector merchandise, including apparel, housewares and automotive items....View Details.
Phone: 815-587-8700 ext 118
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.3830034, -88.8299414 Map It!

Rte. 178 & US Rte 6, Utica, IL 61373
Swing by Cattails on at the corner of U.S. Route 6 and Illinois Route 178 and discover unique gifts, women’s clothing and accessories, seasonal items and designer silk florals...View Details.
Phone: (815) 667-4550
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.36059, -89.010519 Map It!

166 Mill St. , Utica, IL 61373
Portrait Studio and Art Gallery located downtown Utica in the 1874 Clark Building. Creating family heirlooms thru portraiture and also artwork by local artists....View Details.
Phone: 815-667-7194
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341264, -89.009696 Map It!

19195 E. Route 24, Lewistown, IL 61542
Unique gifts and scented soy candles made locally in Canton....View Details.
Phone: 309-547-1093
Area: Lewistown
GPS: 40.394022, -90.084277 Map It!

716 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Home decorations, fine gifts, florals and crafts...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-2836
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.34709, -88.842653 Map It!

200 N. Broadway Street, Manito, IL 61546
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Phone: 309-840-3002
Area: Manito
GPS: 40.4258592, -89.7796542 Map It!

5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria , IL 61614
Seven miles of hiking trails traverse bluff forestland and a restored prairie through this designated state nature preserve. Over 100 woodland bird species use the park as mig...View Details.
Phone: (309) 686-3360
Area: Peoria
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.75701, -89.57480 Map It!

46 North Main Street, Canton, IL 61520
A lovely collection of fine jewelry, but the turn-of-the-century woodwork and display cases are also worth the visit....View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-5935
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.556394, -90.035134 Map It!

2700 W. Cedar Hills Drive, Dunlap, IL 61525
Founded in 1955, Green View is a multi-site nursery, landscaping and award-winning design firm. Over the years Green View has added 5 locations throughout central and northern...View Details.
Phone: 309-243-7761
Area: Peoria
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.84249, -89.63434 Map It!

122 Mill St. , Utica, IL 61373
Located in downtown Utica, Harmony Painting and Home Décor is a seller of restored vintage painted furniture, etched wine glasses, Swan Creek soy-based candles, and Annie Sloa...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-5198
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.340815, -89.009828 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!

22937 1140 N. Ave., Princeton, IL 61356
Family owned and operated nursery serving the midwest and beyond. Hostas, perennials....View Details.
Phone: (815) 659-3282
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.310621, -89.421757 Map It!

515 S. Spalding, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Founded in January 2010, Time on the Water Outdoors is dedicated to the outdoorsmen. Our ownership and expert staff are avid outdoorsmen and are here to help you be more succe...View Details.
Phone: (815) 663-1000
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.320523, -89.199768 Map It!

402 W. Main St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Wide selection of garden ornaments and decorations...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-0310
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345737, -88.845795 Map It!

233 5th Street, Lacon, IL 61540
Serving the best fudge in Central Illinois, with an exquisite wine tasting room, featuring only Illinois Wines from wineries located on the Illinois Scenic Byways. One of the ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 246-2262
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.024897, -89.411823 Map It!

202 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria, IL 61602
Kelly Seed Co. is family owned and has been in operation since 1905. Kelly's is a hybrid business that has learned to evolve and adapt over the years, but still remains true t...View Details.
Phone: (309) 674-0368
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.691787, -89.587354 Map It!

213 W Fourth Street, DePue, IL 61322
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Area: DePue
Site Access: 213 W Fourth Street
GPS: 41.3241894, -89.3081734 Map It!

412 5th Street, Lacon, IL 61540
After years of contemplating the thought of opening a business, my husband, Gary, and I stumbled into Lacon. After we spent a few days learning about the town, we knew the tim...View Details.
Phone: 309-554-9085
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.0245706, -89.4094654 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!

309 W Main, Havana, IL 62644
Quilt Shop...View Details.
Phone: (309) 543-6613
Area: Havana
GPS: 40.30007, -90.063939 Map It!

214 E St. Paul, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Buy, sell, trade, guns & equipment. New, used & custom....View Details.
Phone: (815) 663-8191
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.324678, -89.197729 Map It!

307 S. Adams Street, Manito, IL 61546
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Phone: 309-968-6195
Area: Manito
GPS: 40.4238195, -89.7835533 Map It!

219 W Main, Havana, IL 62644
Books and gift shop...View Details.
Phone: (309) 543-3475
Area: Havana
GPS: 40.300063, -90.062624 Map It!

4425 N. Progress, Peru, IL 61354
Interior design, gift & specialty products...View Details.
Phone: (815) 224-3524
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.358205, -89.122101 Map It!

1 East Side Square, Canton, IL 61520
Sassy and sylish, this women's apparel boutique is a must-see when you are in Canton....View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-1084
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.555939, -90.034512 Map It!

433 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554
Paint your own pottery, birthday parties and special classes...View Details.
Phone: (309) 642-6055
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.569111, -89.646327 Map It!

1304 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554
Hunting and fishing products...View Details.
Phone: (309) 347-3334
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.556512, -89.633029 Map It!

203 Harrison Street, Peoria, IL 61602
As one of the oldest and largest resources for contemporary art in Central Illinois, the Peoria Art Guild exhibits the artwork of local, regional, national and international a...View Details.
Phone: (309) 637-2787
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.688516, -89.592425 Map It!

310 N. Fourth Street, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Garden center, gifts and more....View Details.
Phone: (877) 274-5414
Area: Chillicothe
GPS: 40.910792, -89.491194 Map It!

1510 W. Garfield Avenue, Bartonville, IL 61607
Welcome to Presleys Outdoors...we are a unique store that focuses on offering customers an unforgettable shopping experience. Presleys Outdoors is a family owned retail store....View Details.
Phone: (309) 697-1193
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.645162, -89.676194 Map It!

629 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Jewelry and gifts...View Details.
Phone: (815) 223-0022
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.328048, -89.096309 Map It!

71 East Side Square, Canton, IL 61520
An awesome selection of unique supplies and accessories for scrapbooking....View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-7934
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.556661, -90.03452 Map It!

107 Market Street, Manito, IL 61546
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Phone: 309-968-7105
Area: Manito
GPS: 40.4260708, -89.7800661 Map It!

700 W. Main St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Glassblowing studio and gallery, original hand-blown art glass and jewelry...View Details.
Phone: (815) 313-5445
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345708, -88.850768 Map It!

627 Clark St , Utica, IL 61373
Stonehead leather offers a wide variety of biker apparel and accessories including leather jackets, vests, gloves, saddle bags, belts, wallets, pursues, and more! Men’s, women...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-3040
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.336304, -89.010363 Map It!

820 LaSalle Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Books, toys and games...View Details.
Phone: (815) 433-7323
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.348173, -88.842661 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!

305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
The Fiber Universe is two friends that are fulfilling a dream to own a yarn store. Erin Gierszewski has been knitting and crocheting since college, and has recently learned h...View Details.
Phone: (309) 673-5659
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.688217, -89.590265 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!

167 Mill Street, Utica, IL 61371
Towpath Collectibles offers one-of-a kind pieces and caters to several unique interests. Fossils, Native American artifacts, sterling silver jewelry, and antiques are only a ...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-4541
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341299, -89.009798 Map It!

123 West St. Paul Street, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Buy-Sell-Loan on lots of different items such as Jewelry, Coins & Currency, Electronics, Musical Instruments AND The Unusual! Buy it!, Sell it! or if you just need some qui...View Details.
Phone: (815) 663-2313
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.3246193, -89.2002947 Map It!

615 S. Maxwell Road, Peoria, IL 61607
Walters Brothers H-D has been in business since 1921, established with Harley-Davidson since 1922 as Walters Bros. Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and Bicycle Shop. ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 697-1917
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.682073, -89.689733 Map It!

610 Court St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Specializing in limited edition prints, original art, quality custom framing ...View Details.
Phone: (815) 433-9418
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345965, -88.842051 Map It!

105 E. Market Street, Manito, IL 61546
Willett’s Winery & Cellar in Manito, Illinois was established at 105 East Market Street in downtown Manito in 2005 by Dan & Cris Willett, five years after the planting of a 5-...View Details.
Phone: 309-968-7070
Area: Manito
GPS: 40.425881, -89.779525 Map It!

222 W. Madison Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Interior decorations - "Living Spaces Inspired by Life"...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-4006
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.346845, -88.843074 Map It!