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.



 


 

2643 Illinois 178 , Utica, IL 61373
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stay at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort. Located adjacent to Starved Rock State Park on Illinois Route 178, the resort is mo...View Details.
Phone: 866-399-3866
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.315443, -89.01025 Map It!

901 N. 2129th Rd., Tonica, IL 61370
Kishauwau Country Cabins is Illinois’ Starved Rock area cabin getaway. Our property is host to 17 cabins in varying sizes. They are spread throughout 55 acres of beautiful woo...View Details.
Phone: 815-442-8453
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.2398152, -88.9904192 Map It!

Our cabin is the perfect get-away for nature enthusiasts, nestled up to the Spoon River you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the small community, while having privacy as well....View Details.
Phone: (309) 339-4217
Area: Lewistown

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!

3826 N. Taylor Road, Hanna City, IL 61536
Step foot into the natural beauty that is native Illinois. Wildlife Prairie Park is a unique spot in central Illinois that is home to a variety of native Illinois plants and a...View Details.
Phone: (309) 676-0998
Area: Peoria
Site Access: fee
GPS: 40.73599, -89.74658 Map It!