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.



100 Alexander Street, Peoria, IL 61603
Alexander's Steakhouse is Central Illinois' unique dining experience! We brought the fun of the backyard cookout with friends and family INDOORS! At Alexander's Steakhouse, e...View Details.
Phone: (309) 688-0404
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.713589, -89.559507 Map It!

110 SW Jefferson Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Jim's Steakhouse since 1960, is a fine dining restaurant known for its delicious dry aged steaks. In addition to steaks we also offer fresh seafood, veal, prime rib, chicken,...View Details.
Phone: (309) 673-5300
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.692642, -89.590836 Map It!

2232 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614
At the Lariat Steakhouse, steaks are hand-cut in-house and soups are home-made on a daily basis. We are known for our prime sizzling steaks and our after-dinner ice cream drin...View Details.
Phone: (309) 691-4731
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.747099, -89.628215 Map It!

1321 N. Park Road, West Peoria, IL 61604
It's Midwestern Steak House Fare at its finest. Comfortable, casual dining with emphasis on quality and service. The menu features succulent, savory Midwestern beef, served ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 674-5532
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.703705, -89.625512 Map It!