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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Other Unique Attractions 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 other attractions that will make your journey something special.

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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!

106 Mill St., Utica, IL 61373
Enjoy the taste of locally-produced wine in August Hill Winery’s Tasting Room. Beautifully decorated in modern décor, the tasting room has a welcoming environment and is the...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-5211
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.34067, -89.00976 Map It!

12087 Illinois Hwy 71, Granville, IL 61326
Just outside of Granville, Illinois in the little community of Mark, Denise and Keith Boggio operate Boggio's Little Mountain Orchard. Both children of produce marketing famil...View Details.
Phone: (815) 339-2245
Area: Ottawa
Site Access: free
GPS: 41.25701, -89.23881 Map It!

Jones Park/Downtown, Canton, IL 61520
Every Saturday, June through September, the Canton Main Street Farmers Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., offering farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, cut flowers,...View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-2677
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.556393, -90.0344671 Map It!

110 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602
It's your day your way at the Caterpillar Visitors Center where you'll enjoy experiencing Caterpillar on a self-guided journey at your own pace. You'll find interactive displa...View Details.
Phone: (309) 675-1000
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.690662, -89.588756 Map It!

723 N. Fourth Street, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Founded to preserve and perpetuate the history of Chillicothe and surrounding areas through written and oral history and related artifacts, the museum showcases period display...View Details.
Phone: (309) 274-9076
Area: Chillicothe
GPS: 40.9156428, -89.4895561 Map It!

1700 Park Road, Peoria, IL 61604
The enthusiasm and resourcefulness of a small group of friends with one strong common interest in quality theatre was responsible for the birth of Corn Stock Theatre in 1954, ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 676-2196
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.708306, -89.625409 Map It!

10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
One of the major on-site archeological museums in the country, Dickson Mounds Museum also interprets the ecology of the Illinois River's Emiquon region. The site itself lies w...View Details.
Phone: 309-547-3721
Area: Lewistown
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.35149, -90.11556 Map It!

Bittersweet Road, East Peoria, IL 61603
Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visitors can use the trails to go hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Farmdale prov...View Details.
Phone: (309) 676-4601
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.675887, -89.501455 Map It!

316 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Festival 56 is a professional theatre festival located at the Grace Performing Arts Center in Princeton, IL. Each season, we offer 7 productions in the summer, including Shake...View Details.
Phone: (815) 879-5656
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.372547, -89.46504 Map It!

305 Neumann Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611
Open throughout the year's warmer months, this quaint recreation of a 1920's farm gives children a glimpse of what farm life was like. Antique farm equipment, a working windm...View Details.
Phone: (309) 694-2195
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.662405, -89.535682 Map It!

2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria , IL 61603
Designed by the legendary gardener Oscar F. Dubuis and dedicated in 1896, Glen Oak Park is the focal point of northeastern Peoria and home to the Peoria Park District headquar...View Details.
Phone: (309) 681-2902
Area: Peoria
Site Access: free; fee
GPS: 40.71707, -89.57568 Map It!

1307 7th Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
The Hegeler Carus Mansion is an architectural masterpiece and a key to the rich history of the Illinois Valley, the Midwest and the nation. Located near Starved Rock State Pa...View Details.
Phone: 815-224-6543
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.329910, -89.094264 Map It!

13716 N. Division Ext., Granville, IL 61326
Our hidden paradise, nestled in a peaceful, quiet timber area, includes alpacas, llamas, miniature horses and donkeys, goats, sheep; and a variety of chickens, ducks and guine...View Details.
Phone: (815) 830-5290
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.3065848, -89.2454088 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!

723 S. Clark St., Utica, IL 61373
Sip on locally-produced wine at the Illinois River Winery tasting room located on Illinois Route 178 in Utica. Creating an “old world casual” atmosphere with bistro seating a...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-4012
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.336007, -89.010152 Map It!

106 Mill St., Utica, IL 61373
Illinois Sparkling Wine Co. is an independently-owned craft winery that specializes in making exceptional wines that aren’t stuffy or intimidating using the traditional method...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-5211
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.340677, -89.009764 Map It!

6605 N. Smith Road, Edwards, IL 61528
Kickapoo Creek Winery is a great place in central Illinois to sample and purchase fine local wines, and to learn about how wine is made. Walk or hike along trails beside lakes...View Details.
Phone: (309) 495-9463
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.769483, -89.755703 Map It!

101 E. Canal Street, Utica, IL 61373
The Utica Museum Complex houses the LaSalle County Historical Society, a group that acquired the stone warehouse (ca. 1848), one of 3 remaining original buildings on the I&M, ...View Details.
Phone: (815) 667-4861
Area: Utica
Site Access: free; fee
GPS: 41.34048, -89.00982 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!

120 E. St. Paul Street, Spring Valley, IL 61362
We are a resale store and indoor shooting range. We have 5 lanes, 25 yards long. We also rent guns. FOID card is not required to use the range or gun rental. We charge per lan...View Details.
Phone: 815-663-8166
Area: Spring Valley
GPS: 41.32468, -89.1995068 Map It!

33633 IL Route 9, Mackinaw, IL 61755
What started as a dream in the spring of 1997 has developed into a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of today's hectic world. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, owned and run ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 359-9463
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.528628, -89.293218 Map It!

522 Clark St. , Utica, IL
Nonie’s Bakery & Café is open daily and serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Relax in the Norman Rockwell/Grandma’s Dining Room or outside under the gazeebo. Sandwiches, ice...View Details.
Phone: 815-691-5002
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.336896, -89.00932 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!

4901 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Once described by President Teddy Roosevelt as ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 686-2370
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.746413, -89.574083 Map It!

Moss Avenue, Peoria, IL 61602
In the early twentieth century, High Street and Moss Avenue attracted many wealthy Peorians. They used their imaginations and money to build their dream houses on the bluff. T...View Details.
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.6954803, -89.6096268 Map It!

611 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602
The Peoria Historical Society operates two historic house museums; the John C. Flanagan House on Glen Oak Ave and the Pettengill-Morron House on Moss Avenue. The House Museums...View Details.
Phone: (309) 674-1921
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.68681, -89.595589 Map It!

222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Visit the new Peoria Riverfront Museum's world-class facility on Peoria's beautiful downtown riverfront. High-quality informative and interactive exhibits, all within view...View Details.
Phone: (309) 686-7000
Area: Peoria
Site Access: fee; Tue, Wed & Sat 10am-5pm; Thu & Fri 10am-8pm; Sun Noon-5pm
GPS: 40.689762, -89.590123 Map It!

2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria , IL 61603
Designed by the legendary gardener Oscar F. Dubuis and dedicated in 1896, Glen Oak Park is the focal point of northeastern Peoria and home to the Peoria Park District headquar...View Details.
Phone: 309-686-3365
Area: Peoria
Site Access: free; fee
GPS: 40.71707, -89.57568 Map It!

1 Depot Street, DePue, IL 61322
Mon-Tue: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wed: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fri: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm...View Details.
Phone: 815-447-2660
Area: DePue
GPS: 41.3265008, -89.3042018 Map It!

100 N. E. Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Docked at Downtown Peoria's Riverfront Park, the paddle wheeler, Spirit of Peoria, embarks on regularly-scheduled cruises to various Illinois River destinations including Star...View Details.
Phone: (309) 637-8000
Area: Peoria
Site Access: fee
GPS: 40.68965, -89.58728 Map It!

700 W. Main St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Glassblowing studio and gallery, original hand-blown art glass and jewelry...View Details.
Phone: (815) 313-5445
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345708, -88.850768 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!

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!

1503 Baker Street, Streator, IL 61364
The Weber House, built by Ernest and Zelma Weber in 1937, is a storybook Tudor cottage which sits in an English garden with a path meandering through foxgloves, hollyhocks, an...View Details.
Phone: (815) 672-8327
Area: Streator
GPS: 41.135697, -88.832533 Map It!

1101 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Wheel Art is a pottery studio and school offering classes to beginning and intermediate adults and children, workshops for all ages, private sessions, birthday parties, childr...View Details.
Phone: (309)306-1741
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.682964, -89.60157 Map It!

N. Knoxville Avenue and W. Woodside Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
We are here to entertain and educate. Our mission is to provide a facility where folks of all ages can see and hear and sometimes touch items representing transportation, i...View Details.
Phone: (309) 243-9020
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.80223, -89.610864 Map It!

105 E. Market Street, Manito, IL 61546
Willett’s Winery & Cellar in Manito, Illinois was established at 105 East Market Street in downtown Manito in 2005 by Dan & Cris Willett, five years after the planting of a 5-...View Details.
Phone: 309-968-7070
Area: Manito
GPS: 40.425881, -89.779525 Map It!

25664 N CR 2500 E, Manito, IL 61546
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Area: Manito
GPS: 40.4198421, -89.8325952 Map It!