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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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Boggio's Orchard and Produce

Their bakery opens at 6:00 am and market is open from 9:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday-Saturday, and Sunday 6...Details

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Buffalo Range Shooting Park

Illinois' largest outdoor public shooting range, includes 100 yard, 50 yard, trap, pistol and the un...Details

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Bureau County Historical Society

Located in Princeton, IL the Bureau County Historical Society offers tours of two historic buildings...Details


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Catlin Park

Catlin's 333 acres host 14 distinct trails plus numerous connector trails which course through the p...Details


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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark

Resort & Indoor Waterpark across from Starved Rock State Park featuring suites, villas, cabins, rest...Details

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Hegeler Carus Mansion

Virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago, the 57 room Mansion, built in 1874...Details


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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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Hidden Paradise Alpacas

Hidden Paradise Alpacas in Granville, Illinois, features hands-on animals including alpacas, llamas,...Details

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Historic Shabbona Park

Park History Rachel and Sylvia Hall had a tale to tell their grandchildren! It began with how their...Details



Illinois River Road

The heart of Illinois beats true and strong in the communities that make up the Illinois River Road ...Details

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Illinois Waterway Visitor Center

View Starved Rock Lock & Dam and enjoy interacting with towboat Pilot House, while you learn about  ...Details

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LaSalle County Historical Society

LaSalle County history including Native American artifacts in an I&M Canal era warehouse. Visit ...Details


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Mendota Museum & Historical Society

Dedicated to the preservation of the history and heritage of the Mendota area....Details


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Mix's Trading Post & Utica Electric Bike Rentals

Featuring electric and conventional bike rentals, sales and area tours, shopping, entertainment, rus...Details

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Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum

A museum established  to promote and preserve the history of the Ottawa area and the colorful and pr...Details


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Pirate's Cay

Family fun while enjoying our water slides, lazy river, play area with giant overflowing water Bucke...Details

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Putnam County Historical Society

Tours of recently restored, redecorated 1844 Pulsifer House.  Genealogical historical research facil...Details


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Reddick Mansion Association

One of Ottawa's greatest treasures. Built in 1858, this three-story, 22 room, Italianate mansion was...Details


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Healthy activities including a Himalayan Salt Cave, Yoga, Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, Skin Rejuven...Details

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Seneca Historical Guild

The Seneca Area Heritage Museum highlights the many layers of history of Seneca, Illinois, including...Details

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Skydive Chicago

Skydive Chicago is located 70 miles southwest of Chicago off I-80 in Ottawa, Illinois. Their privat...Details

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Spirit Farms

They are a diverse, modern farming operation located in the heart of Illinois farm country with stat...Details

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Spirit of Peoria

One to five day riverboat cruises to and from Starved Rock and Saint Louis Riverfront aboard an auth...Details

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Spring Lake Nature Park

Open year-round sunrise until sunset. Discover 37.2 acres of city-owned natural land, including t...Details


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Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

Built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is...Details

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Starved Rock State Park

VOTED THE #1 ATTRACTION IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS Starved Rock Park is a world apart from anything e...Details

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Weber House and Garden

Long associated with the rich and famous, The Weber House is a storybook tudor cottage that sits on ...Details


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Westclox Museum

The Westclox Museum spent years waking up American. Come visit our new museum. Open MWF from 9am-3...Details


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Zip Chicago

We are Chicagoland's premier zip lining adventure. Our wooded course has 8 zip lines and 2 suspensio...Details

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