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Illinois River Road

Illinois River Road

National Scenic BywayIllinois
Length 291 mi / 468.3 km
Time to Allow Seven hours to drive the entire byway, two days per loop for each of seven nature activity loops


The Illinois River Valley imparts feelings of awe at the power of the river winding its way through a land form carved by glacial melt water. Experience the seasonal colors and rhythms of the forests, wetlands, bluffs, and prairies on your own or follow one of seven different nature activity guides.

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    Illinois River Road

    Illinois River Road
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