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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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!

1011 Columbus Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Stop in and see transportation memorabilia ranging over 150 years!  Featuring hay carriers from the 1860's, Buggy's from the early 1900's and even a 1927 Model T!  For you rou...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-0389
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.350176, -88.841243 Map It!

12087 Illinois Hwy 71, Granville, IL 61326
Just outside of Granville, Illinois in the little community of Mark, Denise and Keith Boggio operate Boggio's Little Mountain Orchard. Both children of produce marketing famil...View Details.
Phone: (815) 339-2245
Area: Ottawa
Site Access: free
GPS: 41.25701, -89.23881 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!

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!

221 W. Main St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Antique mall with three floors of antiques...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-7332
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345739, -88.843051 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!

601 LaSalle Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Larry is a 2nd (possibly 3rd) generation barber who returned to the area.  Located in a historic building right on the byway, he has gathered Ottawa memorabilia and is a stopp...View Details.
Phone: (815) 768-5510
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345814, -88.84266 Map It!

215 and 217 W. Main Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Rare and unusual antiques and memorabilia...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-5400
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.34906, -88.835262 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!

807 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Educational materials for teachers and children - games, books, toys, puppets...View Details.
Phone: (815) 509-6461
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.348059, -88.842677 Map It!

224-226 West Main Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Antiques, collectibles and handmade items...View Details.
Phone: (815) 431-9255
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345755, -88.843099 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!

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!

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!

134 Marquette, LaSalle, IL 61301
Floral, home design, & gifts...View Details.
Phone: (815) 223-7738
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.328557, -89.095432 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!

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!