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!

Rte. 178 & US Rte 6, Utica, IL 61373
Swing by Cattails on at the corner of U.S. Route 6 and Illinois Route 178 and discover unique gifts, women’s clothing and accessories, seasonal items and designer silk florals...View Details.
Phone: (815) 667-4550
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.36059, -89.010519 Map It!

215 N Division St, Utica, IL 61373
Find your next treasure at Clarks Run Antique Mall located one block west of historic downtown Utica. With new inventory added daily, more than 52 display showcases, over a do...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-7190
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.342394, -89.011587 Map It!

166 Mill St. , Utica, IL 61373
Portrait Studio and Art Gallery located downtown Utica in the 1874 Clark Building. Creating family heirlooms thru portraiture and also artwork by local artists....View Details.
Phone: 815-667-7194
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341264, -89.009696 Map It!

301 N Columbia Street, Oglesby, IL 61348
Auto repair shop (tires, alignments, oil change, brakes). Family owned and operated since 2005. ...View Details.
Phone: (815) 883-7055
Fax: (815) 883-7057
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.2983625, -89.068091 Map It!

122 Mill St. , Utica, IL 61373
Located in downtown Utica, Harmony Painting and Home Décor is a seller of restored vintage painted furniture, etched wine glasses, Swan Creek soy-based candles, and Annie Sloa...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-5198
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.340815, -89.009828 Map It!

Highway Route 351, LaSalle, IL 60441
French explorer/cartographer Louis Jolliet first suggested the construction of a canal connecting Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River (via the Illinois River) in 1673, bu...View Details.
Phone: (815) 223-1851
Area: Utica
Site Access: free; fee
GPS: 41.329131,-89.095001 Map It!

745 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Board the LaSalle Canal Boat, and enjoy the scenery, history and relaxation of a mule pulled ride on the waterway that changed the face of the nation – the historic Illinois &...View Details.
Phone: (815) 223-1851
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.328183, -89.094752 Map It!

130 Mill St. , Utica, IL
Located in downtown Utica, Mill Street Market is a local grocery that offers everything you need for a full-course meal, a picnic at the park, or a campfire cookout. Enjoy mea...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-4912
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.340928, -89.009784 Map It!

602 Clark Street, Utica, IL 61373
With over 10,000 items for sale, you are sure to find something unique at Mix’s Trading Post. Leather goods, jackets, Red Wing Boots, Minnetonka Moccasins, and Army Surplus it...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-4120
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.336678, -89.01021 Map It!

124 Mill Street, Utica, IL 61373
Candles, home accents, candles, & gifts...View Details.
Phone: (815) 667-4321
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.340799, -89.009899 Map It!

2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348
Relax in the rustic beauty and comfort of Starved Rock Lodge, Cabins, and Starved Rock Inn. The historic lodge has 70 guest rooms, which include three bay-window rooms. Firepl...View Details.
Phone: (800) 868-7625
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341412, -89.009716 Map It!

627 Clark St , Utica, IL 61373
Stonehead leather offers a wide variety of biker apparel and accessories including leather jackets, vests, gloves, saddle bags, belts, wallets, pursues, and more! Men’s, women...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-3040
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.336304, -89.010363 Map It!

167 Mill Street, Utica, IL 61371
Towpath Collectibles offers one-of-a kind pieces and caters to several unique interests. Fossils, Native American artifacts, sterling silver jewelry, and antiques are only a ...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-4541
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341299, -89.009798 Map It!