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The largest metro area along the Illinois River has transformed its riverfront with restaurants and a handful of galleries and shops beside pretty parks and trails. The area teems with farm stands...
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This scenic byway winds through central Illinois, from Ottowa to Havana, to reveal gorgeous views and interesting stops.
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An overnight in Peoria becomes a highlight of one editor's holiday season.
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Enjoy state parks, memorable meals and history on a drive along the Illinois River Road.
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A fall drive on the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway reveals the sort of views Illinois rarely gets credit for, along with art, history, memorable meals and even local wines.