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!


Illinois Scenic Byways

Illinois Scenic Byways

Illinois River Road Report

Illinois River Road Report

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Visitor Centers

Stop into any of the visitor centers listed below for information about the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway and the Illinois River Valley region. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

Ottawa Gateway Community
Ottawa Visitors Center

100 W. LaFayette Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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Heritage Corridor CVB
Starved Rock Area Visitor Center

801 E. US. Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373
(800) 746-0550
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Lock 16 Visitors Center
754 First Street, LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
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Illinois River Road information can also be found in these Gateway Communities:

Princeton - Princeton Chamber of Commerce
435 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL
(815) 875-2616
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Pekin - Pekin Chamber of Commerce
402 Court Street, Pekin, IL
(309) 346-2106
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Canton - Canton Chamber of Commerce
45 Eastside Square, Suite 303, Canton, IL
(309) 647-2677
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Havana - Havana Nature Center
416 ½ N. Schrader Street, Havana, IL 62644
(309) 543-1031
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Peoria - Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

456 Fulton Street, Suite 300, Peoria IL 61602

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