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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14180 1800 East Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Wedding Venue...View Details.
Phone: (815) 915-8145
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.326556, -89.311226 Map It!

938 N. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Anne's Antiques is located in the historic North End of Princeton, Illinois. The building itself, built in the late 1800's, is an ideal setting for a quaint antique shop, with...View Details.
Phone: (815) 875-2272
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.383664, -89.46508 Map It!

906 N. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Located in a beautifully restored 1880's historic building in Princeton Illinois, Annies Little Pots is a unique gallery featuring beautiful hand-made art from Central Illinoi...View Details.
Phone: (815) 875-2372
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.383357, -89.465086 Map It!

952 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Enter the 1860's once-upon-a-time hardware store & find another state of mind. Submerge yourself in the laid-back, pleasant atmosphere & enjoy the attentive service. Take in t...View Details.
Phone: (815) 879-7777
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.366035, -89.464996 Map It!

616 CR 2350 E., Varna, IL 61375
At our farm we breed, farrow and grow 100% natural, pasture-raised Berkshire hogs. We DO NOT use any antibiotics, hormones or steroids! All of our pigs are hand-fed and raised...View Details.
Phone: 815-452-2935
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.017077, -89.190696 Map It!

956 N Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Shopping...View Details.
Phone: 815-915-8075
GPS: 41.3838961, -89.4650992 Map It!

719 W. Wyanet-Walnut Road, Wyanet, IL 61379
Experience the Hennepin Canal - Bike, Hike, Boat, Camp - and get all your supplies in one spot. Bicycle rental by the day, for a weekend, or for a week - many types of bi...View Details.
Phone: 815-878-6822
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.3550133, -89.5868797 Map It!

18347 1250 N. Avenue, Tiskilwa, IL
We grow approximately 50 types of vegetables, melons, strawberries, raspberries, and herbs. We also keep a few dairy goats, laying hens, ducks, and honey bees. ...View Details.
Phone: 815-646-4809
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.327779, -89.488031 Map It!

811 E. Peru Street, Princeton, IL 61356
We are family owned and operated, with a committment to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of o...View Details.
Phone: (815) 875-3819
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.371508, -89.45023 Map It!

24 W. Long Street, Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 875-9151
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.384683, -89.465436 Map It!

513 South Manis Street , Princeton, IL 61356
Discontinued china patterns, flatware, holloware, collectibles, jewelry, crystal and more....View Details.
Phone: (815) 875-1944
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.381123, -89.457682 Map It!

22937 1140 N. Ave., Princeton, IL 61356
Family owned and operated nursery serving the midwest and beyond. Hostas, perennials....View Details.
Phone: (815) 659-3282
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.310621, -89.421757 Map It!

19183 Plow Creek, Unit 10, Tiskilwa, IL 61368
Plow Creek Farm is affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA, and specializes in producing nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products while minimizing the u...View Details.
Phone: 815-646-4862
Area: Princeton
Site Access: free; june-oct; call ahead
GPS: 41.28964, -89.49093 Map It!

1023 N. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 875-6468
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.384616, -89.465123 Map It!

1661 N. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 872-2580
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.390875, -89.465942 Map It!

740 IL Route 40, Speer, IL 61479
The orchard sports over 11,000 trees and 17 varieties of apples. We grow over 20 acres of pumpkins along with various other fruits and vegetables. Find a large assortment of g...View Details.
Phone: 309-495-5442
Area: Princeton
GPS: 40.987488, -89.629927 Map It!