Explore: Great Rivers Country, Illinois

Explore The Mighty Mississippi

Reveal the charm and mystique of Great Rivers Country in Illinois.

Observe Bald Eagles along the Great River Road. Enjoy the views on one of the scenic drives. Indulge on local foods, relax at a cosy bed and breakfast, sip and savour Illinois wine, listen to local entertainment, discover hidden treasures at community fairs and festivals, the possibilities are endless.

There are 33 counties which weave their way along the Great River Road. From the Spirit of Peoria to Galena, with the best Main Street in the Midwest.

The Mississippi and Illinois rivers may have carved the rolling landscape into this western region of Illinois. But it’s the locals who brought the charming touches that have endured here for centuries. Today, you can experience historic nineteenth-century towns and explore everything from French forts to ancient civilizations.