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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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City of LaSalle

City of LaSalle

745 Second Street
LaSalle, IL 61301-2599
815-223-3755
Fax: 815-223-9508
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It’s difficult to imagine LaSalle once earning the nickname “Little Reno” for its robust gambling and entertainment scene from the 1930’s-1950’s. A far cry from the days when 19th century pioneers traveled the Illinois & Michigan Canal on mule-pulled boats. Today’s visitors can experience the scenery and history first-hand on a one-hour Lock 16 Canal Boat replica ride guided by authentically-dressed canal era crew and passengers. The Hegeler Carus Mansion sits restored, yet unaltered since its construction over a century ago. This National Historic Landmark was originally the home of the Hegeler family, known for their magnanimous contributions to industry, publishing, philosophy, and religion and stands as a crowning example of achievement, architecture and interior design. Keeping pace with the modern-day racing hobbyist, LaSalle Speedway’s ¼ mi. clay oval plays host to World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, AMA, ARCA Truck Series and dirt late-model racing events. Complete with a charming downtown offering fine to casual dining options, LaSalle embraces its history and looks forward to welcoming new visitors searching to discover more.


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