Where is the Heritage Corridor?
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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Chicago Portage Area | Bolingbrook Area | Joliet Area
Morris Area | Starved Rock Area | Putnam County

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Spirit of Peoria Cruises - Your Dream Cruise Awaits!

The Spirit of Peoria is a 160 ft long, 275 ton paddle boat built in 1988. This beautiful, ornate boat offers 1 to 5 day themed cruises along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, making it one of the nation’s only overnight paddle boat cruises. Offering a large variety of cruises, the Spirit of Peoria has something for everyone to enjoy!

Overnight excursion cruises are available in 5 day, 3 day, and 2 day durations, and include trips from Peoria to St. Louis, Peoria to Starved Rock, and more! Most overnight trips include an all you can eat buffet, live entertainment, and on-shore excursions.

Spirit of Peoria has a large variety of themed cruises, including “Blues and BBQ Dinner”, “Fireworks Dinner Cruise”, “Moonlight Cruise”, “Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise”, “Zombie Cruise”, and much more! These cruises offer themed meals and music from local bands.

Along with these amazing events, Spirit of Peoria also offers single day excursions, and sightseeing trips that run 2 to 5 times a week!

For more information, including a full schedule and description of all the cruises Spirit of Peoria offers, visit their website, https://spiritofpeoria.com/