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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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I&M Canal Accommodations

A mid-1800’s architectural wonder helped make Chicago the city it is today.  The 96-mile Illinois & Michigan Canal (I&M Canal) connected the Great Lakes in Bridgeport, Chicago to the Illinois River at LaSalle-Peru. 

This “highway” allowed for many cities along the Canal to come to life.  And today, these cities blend history with a modern sophistication that will definitely make for a delightful trip.  With delightful restaurants like Tallgrass Restaurant in Lockport, IL and Nick’s Tavern in Lemont, IL, boutique shops like Betty’s in Morris, IL and Cattails at Starved Rock Marketplace in Utica, IL, and excitement like SkyDive Chicago in Ottawa, IL and Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL, a visit to the I&M Canal will be an experience to remember.

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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark

Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort provides a unique retreat in Illinois. Situated in the Starved Rock...Details

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Utica
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Home2 Suites Hotel

Your Fresh and Relaxing Home2 in Joliet/Plainfield Welcome to Home2 Suites by Hilton Joliet Plain...Details

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Best Western Joliet Inn & Suites

Green Eco-friendly practices, complimentary hot breakfast, new indoor heated swimming pool area, spa...Details

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Joliet
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Best Western Oglesby

Very Close to Starved Rock! With free Wi-fi, complimentary hot breakfast, pool and spa, fridges and ...Details

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Oglesby
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Brightwood Inn

A country inn with luxurious rooms that have Jacuzzis/Fireplaces. Brightwood Inn is located near Sta...Details

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Oglesby
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Chicagoland Speedway

Choose from 4 unique camping options at Chicagoland Speedway! Benefits include: free newspaper deliv...Details

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Joliet
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Comfort Inn & Suites - Ottawa

They are located off I-80 at exit 90 and are just minutes from Fox River, Illinois River and Starved...Details

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Ottawa
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Cozy Corner Campground

Located at the entrance to Matthiessen State Park on IL-Rte. 178. Family-owned campground for RVs a...Details

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Oglesby
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Days Inn Oglesby/Starved Rock

Days Inn is 100% Smoke Free and Conveniently located off I-39 at exit 54, 5 miles from Starved Rock ...Details

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Oglesby
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Joliet North/Plainfield

This Marriott hotel is conveniently located off I-55 & Rt. 30.  They offer exceptional friendly ...Details

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Joliet
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa - Starved Rock

Fairfield Inn & Suites is the newest Marriott along the I-80 corridor. Stylish furnishings, cozy...Details

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Ottawa
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Fairfield Inn and Suites- Peru

Courteous and friendly service, enjoy their free hot breakfast, free high-speed wireless internet.  ...Details

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Peru
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Fossil Rock Recreation Area

Seasonal monthly and weekend full hook-up. Full hook-up sites to primitive tenting. Beach, fishing...Details

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Wilmington
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Fox River Bed and Breakfast

Located on 17 beautiful acres along the Fox River and just a short drive to Starved Rock State Park,...Details

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Ottawa
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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark

Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort provides a unique retreat in Illinois. Situated in the Starved Rock...Details

Accommodations with Meeting Space717

Utica
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Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka

Conveniently located off of I-80 and Exit 122, complimentary hot breakfast, internet, indoor pool an...Details

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Minooka
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Hampton Inn by Hilton Joliet I-55

Hotel features expanded lobby, fitness center with Precor equipment and an indoor pool. Enjoy their ...Details

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Joliet
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Hampton Inn by Hilton Joliet I-80

Hotel features expanded lobby, fitness center with Precor equipment, pool, and whirlpool. Enjoy our ...Details

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Joliet
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Hampton Inn By Hilton- Ottawa

Hampton Inn Ottawa (Starved Rock Area) is conveniently located just a half-mile from I-80 and three ...Details

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Ottawa
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Hampton Inn Peru

Minutes from Starved Rock State Park and regional shopping mall. Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast...Details

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Peru
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Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel

Win Big all day and sleep in luxurious comfort at night! After a big day or evening on he gaming fl...Details

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Joliet
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Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Heritage Harbor Ottawa is the place for waterfront living! Their location is a great advantage for t...Details

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Ottawa
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Holiday Inn & Suites

With it's ideal location, you'll find yourself just minutes away from great places to eat, shop and ...Details

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Bolingbrook
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Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Convention Center

Brand new full service 120 room hotel located off of I-80 and just 2 miles from I-55. We have over ...Details

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Joliet

Hollywood Casino Joliet

Be treated like a star at Hollywood Casino Joliet Hotel & RV Park. Located across from Hollywood...Details

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Joliet
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Hollywood Casino Joliet Hotel & RV Resort

Be treated like a star at Hollywood Casino Joliet Hotel & RV Park. Located across from Hollywood Cas...Details

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Joliet
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Home2 Suites Hotel

Your Fresh and Relaxing Home2 in Joliet/Plainfield Welcome to Home2 Suites by Hilton Joliet Plain...Details

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Joliet
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Landers House Bed and Breakfast and Cottages

Landers House is located a half a block from charming downtown Utica, home of historic Mill Street. ...Details

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Utica
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LaSalle-Peru KOA

Camping in country setting away from interstate noise. RV, Tent Sites & Cabin Rentals. General S...Details

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Utica
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Marcia's Bed and Breakfast

Three separate self-sustaining buildings, The Round House, The Cottage and The Pine Room. All units ...Details

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Ottawa
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Marriott TownePlace Suites Joliet

All suite hotel featuring our Morning Break breakfast, In a Pinch market, and complimentary high-spe...Details

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Joliet
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Motel 6 North

Complimentary coffee 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM.  Guest laundry facilities, free HBO, ESPN.  Wireless intern...Details

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Joliet
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Pleasant Creek Campground

Pleasant Creek Campground is located 5 miles from the entrance of Starved Rock State Park in the gat...Details

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Oglesby
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Quality Inn Peru

The newly renovated Quality Inn and Suites of Peru Illinois is conveniently located next to I-80 and...Details

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Peru
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Race View Farms

Race View Farms is a family operated business owned by the McDonald Family. Their family has farmed ...Details

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Joliet
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Red Roof Inn Joliet

Just off of Interstate I-80; located in Joliet, IL.  Red Roof Inn is just minutes away from Chicagol...Details

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Joliet
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Residence Inn Bolingbrook

Set a pace that suits you at Residence Inn by Marriott®. Whether you're with us for a few days, a fe...Details

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Bolingbrook
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott

All suite hotel, located at I-55 exit 267 in Bolingbrook. 37 flat screen high def TVs in all rooms....Details

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Bolingbrook
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Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins

Starved Rock Lodge and Cabins were built from 1933 to 1939 by the Depression-era Civilian Conservati...Details

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Utica
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Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

Full service Conference Center in Starved Rock State Park.  Dining room, bar, veranda, outdoor dinin...Details

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Oglesby
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Super 8 Joliet

Indoor pool, Jacuzzi suites, free high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast, guest laundry, micro...Details

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Joliet
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Super 8 Ottawa

Award winning, Pride of Super 8. 100% Non-Smoking, no pets allowed, super start breakfast, 2-room an...Details

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Ottawa
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Super 8 Peru

Conveniently located off I-80, our Super 8 Peru Rock State Park hotel offers easy access to popular ...Details

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Peru
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The Cottages at Heron's Landing

The Cottages at Heron's Landing is a resort within a resort featuring 30 vacation cottages nestled a...Details

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Ottawa
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The Willows

The Willows Hotel is a quaint boutique hotel quietly nestled in historic Utica, Illinois. We are loc...Details

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Utica
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Troll Hollow Campground

Nestled in the beautiful Illinois Valley area, Troll Hollow is just minutes away from fun for everyo...Details

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Marseilles
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Wingate by Wyndham

Conveniently located near I-55 and I-80, Wingate by Wyndham welcomes business, groups, sports and le...Details

Accommodations with Meeting Space518

Joliet
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