Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway

January 19, 2022

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This part of the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway route begins southwest of Chicago in Peru and continues south along the western bank of the Illinois River to the North side of Peoria where it turns to the east side of the river for the return trip to Spring Valley, IL.

Lots to see with plenty of diversions in the historic communities along the river.

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115 miles. About 2 hours, 15 min.

The route information is effective the date above and may be outdated. You should review the route for accuracy before taking the drive. The route is for the private purpose of the reader and driving the route does not make it a PCA sanctioned event and PCA insurance is not in effect during your drive.

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Map Point A

Start of the mapped route. Near 1315 4th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

59.1 mi, 1 hour, 11 minutes

Head west on US-6 W/4th St/Hiawatha Pioneer Trl toward Plum St Continue to follow US-6 W/Hiawatha Pioneer Trl

5.21 mi

Turn left onto IL-29 S/Hiawatha Pioneer Trl Continue to follow IL-29 S Pass by Dairy Queen (Treat) (on the left in 38.0 mi)

53.4 mi

Merge onto US-150 E/E War Memorial Dr via the ramp to East Peoria Continue to follow US-150 E

0.485 mi to

Map Point B

On US-150, East Peoria, IL 61611, USA

55.4 mi, 1 hour, 4 minutes

Head southeast on US-150 E

0.946 mi

Keep left to continue on US-24

0.342 mi

Merge onto IL-116 E/E Caterpillar Trail/N Main St via the ramp to Metamora Continue to follow IL-116 E/N Main St

1.45 mi

Turn left onto IL-26 N

29.6 mi

Turn right onto IL-18 E/IL-26 N

0.626 mi

Turn left onto IL-26 N

7.41 mi

Turn right onto County Rd 700 N

125 ft

Make a U-turn

125 ft

Turn right onto IL-26 N

3.77 mi

Turn right to merge onto IL-71 E toward Granville

6.56 mi

Turn left onto IL-89 N Pass by Dollar General (on the left in 4.6 mi)

4.63 mi

Turn right Destination will be on the left

92 ft to

Map Point C


101 E St Paul St, Spring Valley, IL 61362, USA

End of mapped route