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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487 State Route 40, Speer, IL 61479
Numerous varieties of home grown popcorn. Produce available at farm stand and at Peoria Heights Farm Market and Peoria Riverfront Market...View Details.
Phone: 309-249-2192
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.988074, -89.629935 Map It!

1807 N. Missouri, Peoria, IL 61615
Market growers of herbs and vegetables, value-added products, basil pesto, pasta and salsa using no harmful chemicals and producing high quality food products. Available at Pe...View Details.
Phone: 309-251-7239
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.708895, -89.590541 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!

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!

Heritage Square, Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL
Outdoor farmer's market offering farm fresh produce, baked goods, specialty food items and art - handmade and locally produced in Illinois. Enjoy a summer evening shopping for...View Details.
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.742228, -89.574106 Map It!

Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615
Fresh Vegetables...View Details.
Phone: 309-243-7891
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.802911, -89.669852 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!

8320 N. Jackson Street, Kickapoo, IL 61528
Find antiques, gifts, home accessories, lamps and custom repurposed furniture. Holiday splendor starts Oct 1st! With the largest Christmas Shop in Central Illinois with over 6...View Details.
Phone: (309) 589-0820
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.78895, -89.749641 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!

4700 N. University, Peoria, IL 61614
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Phone: 309-692-6690
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.74541, -89.608975 Map It!

Peoria Riverfront, Peoria, IL 61602
Peoria's RiverFront Market features Illinois grown produce, local meats, cheeses, fresh breads, herbs, and flowers…Plus a great selection of local art including jewelry, potte...View Details.
Phone: 309-671-5555
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.685256, -89.595048 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!

13. Relics
1219 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614
Welcome to Relics, the Cutest Little Shop in Peoria. Fun gifts, jewelry and historical surprises all mixed together. Deb Opyd & Ben Faramarzi met in a laundromat in Paris b...View Details.
Phone: (309) 681-9588
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.7469989, -89.6110767 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!

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!

817 Linn Street, Washburn, IL 61570
Methodist Atrium Spring and Fall Market. Peoria Riverfront Market...View Details.
Phone: 309-657-8531
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.919727, -89.324151 Map It!