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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Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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Now - Oct. 31, 2018, Noon to 5 Wednesday-Sunday
Wheels O' Time Museum , 1710 W Woodside Drive, Dunlap, IL 61542
Wheels O’ Time Museum is in its 36th season. The museum now has 30,000 sq. ft. in five buildings to explore on the campus. A new exhibit offers a tour of a 24’x24’ steel house made by RG Letourneau in 1938. The house had been at the factory until last year when it was moved to the museum after renovation. Experience what it was like living in a small house 24’ x 24’ in 1938. Many from the area were involved so that this exhibit was able to be on display at the museum. The Central Illinois Landmark Foundation, Wheels O’ Time Museum, Peoria Historical Society and many other volunteers from building trades worked to raise funds, restore inside and out, move, renovate, research the furnishings and set up the house for display. The Early Ford V8 Club will have three types of Ford trucks on display for May, 1932 roadster pickup, 1950 pickup and 1966 Bronco Other exhibits include Antique cars, fire engines, River and Rails, Rock Island Steam Locomotive, plus combine car and caboose, clock room, music room, WMBD radio station, Cat tractors plus a Best and Holt tractor, fashion, model trains, toys and many other interactive devices. Something for all ages. Open, Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5pm, and summer holidays, May-October 31st...$7 adults and $3.50 ages 3 to 11. Event Type: Family
Phone: 3092439020
Area: Peoria

Now - Jul. 31, 2018, Noon to 5 Wednesday-Sunday
Wheels O' Time Museum , 1710 W Woodside Drive, Dunlap, IL 61542
The Early Ford V8 Club area of the museum has two Mustangs and truck from different decades on display in their display area. 1968 Shelby Mustang 2018 Mustang 1965 Ford pickup truck The museum has 5 buildings with 30,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Many exhibits with items made in the past 50-100 years. Something for all ages to enjoy. A RG Letourneau Steel House, 40 Cars, Steam locomotive, Cat tractors, plus Best and Holt, toys, dolls, fire engines including a 1931 Ahrens Fox, fashion, radio station, ag. lab, and much more. Open May –October, Wednesday-Sunday and summer holidays, noon to 5pm...$7 adults and $3.50 ages 3 to 11. Event Type: Family
Phone: (309)243-9020
Area: Peoria

Jul. 26, 2018 - Jul. 26, 2018, Noon to 5 Wednesday-Sunday
Wheels O' Time Museum , 1710 W Woodside Drive, Dunlap, IL 61542
See the popular annual tractor display and visit the Cat and Farm Tractor displays in the museum. On July 27th the Tractors will make their drive to the Princeville Heritage Museum Starting at 9AM The museum has 5 buildings with 30,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Many exhibits with items made in the past 50-100 years. Something for all ages to enjoy. A RG Letourneau Steel House, 40 Cars, Steam locomotive, Cat tractors, plus Best and Holt, toys, dolls, fire engines including a 1931 Ahrens Fox, fashion, radio station, ag. lab, and much more. Open May –October, Wednesday-Sunday and summer holidays, noon to 5pm...$7 adults and $3.50 ages 3 to 11. Event Type: Family
Phone: 3092439020
Area: Peoria