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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Unique Shopping Along the Illinois River Road

Since driving America's Byways are all about getting off the beaten path and experiencing "Authentic America," there is no better way to truly experience the region than to explore its communities. Immerse yourself in all the region has to offer.

Explore the many unique options for shopping below that will help make your journey something special.  Many of our communities have a selection of nationally recognized stores for your stay.  For a full list of options, please visit our Byway Community pages for information links. 

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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!

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!

465 State Route 17, Sparland, IL 61565
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Phone: 309-238-1057
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.031765, -89.550339 Map It!