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 Lodging 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 lodging options below that will help make your journey something special.  Many of our communities have a selection of nationally recognized lodging facilities for your stay.  For a full list of options, please visit our Byway Community pages for information links. 

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2407 N. IL Route 178, Oglesby, IL 61348
Beautiful bed and breakfast located near Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks....View Details.
Phone: (815) 667-4600
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.2810045, -89.0102085 Map It!

3367 E. 2072nd Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Welcome to Fox River Bed and Breakfast ~ a historic Victorian farm house located 90 miles West of Chicago, and eight miles North of Ottawa, Illinois in the country on 17 lovel...View Details.
Phone: (815) 431-9257
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.421096, -88.770653 Map It!