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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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Starved Rock Attractions

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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

General Attractions372

Granville
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Catlin Park

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

Biking896

Ottawa
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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

Water Parks1298

Utica
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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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LaSalle
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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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Hidden Paradise Alpacas

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

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Granville
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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

Parks895

Earlville

Illinois Waterway Visitor Center

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

General Attractions446

Ottawa
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LaSalle County Historical Society

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

Museums449

Utica
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Mendota Museum & Historical Society

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

Museums464

Mendota
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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

Ground Tours1285

Utica
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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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Ottawa
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Pirate's Cay

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

Water Parks1218

Sheridan
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Putnam County Historical Society

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

Museums485

Hennepin
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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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Ottawa
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SaltTreeYoga

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

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Ottawa
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Skydive Chicago

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

Outdoor Recreation920

Ottawa
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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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Sheridan
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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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Peoria
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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

Biking897

Streator
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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

Outdoor Recreation967

Oglesby
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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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Oglesby
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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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Streator
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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

Museums1138

Peru
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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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Marseilles
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