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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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As you travel through the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere! Consider this is your personal invitation to hometown celebrations, wine and corn festivals, one-of-a-kind music and theater festivals, historic reenactments, world-class sporting events, concerts and outdoor exploration weekends. Don't miss signature events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Festival, Starved Rock's Flock to the Rock and NASCAR. Whether you are searching for low-key entertainment or high octane adventure, search the Calendar of Events to find exactly your speed.

     
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Mules, Mansion, Mimosas Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 28, 2017 , 11:00am - 3:00pm
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY! Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion. Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear t...More Info
Cost: $32 Event Type: Ongoing
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Help Wanted Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 28, 2017 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
During this interactive living history tour, YOU will enter the world of a Packet Boat CAPTAIN, a DECKHAND, or a MULE-TENDER and explore the nooks and crannies of the 76' x 15' replica of a canal-era boat, The Volunteer. Stand on the stern with the Captain as you learn the ropes and pilot the boat. You'll also learn ab...More Info
Cost: $79.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
2017 Boat Season
Now - Oct. 29, 2017 , 10:00am-4:00pm
In 1848, Illinois was a very different place! Prairies covered much of the state, settlers used wagons and stagecoaches for transportation and to ship goods, and LaSalle, IL was bigger than Chicago! Come journey back in time aboard the "Volunteer," a 70-passenger, mule-pulled 1840's replica canal boat as it coasts g...More Info
Cost: Youth (ages 4-16) $8, Seniors (65+) $13, Adults (ages 17-64) $15, Children age 3 and under are FREE Event Type: Nature
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Mule Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 30, 2017 , Check Online Calendar
Climb aboard a replica 19th century mule-pulled canal boat and ride the route Lincoln traveled! Your guides, dressed as Canal era crew, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois Prairie. Meet our mules, Moe & Joe, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Chic...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Help Wanted Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , Thursdays thru Sunday
Be a CAPTAIN, a DECKHAND, or a MULE TENDER for the day! During this interactive living history tour, you will get to roll up your sleeves for a first-hand look at life on the canal in the year 1848, the year that the I&M Canal began to carry cargo and passengers along the 96-mile, hand dug canal. Lunch is included, r...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Mues, Mansion, & Mimosa Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Cafe, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion. Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848,...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Grandparent's Free Admission
Now - Oct. 31, 2017
Grandparents are FREE* Monday-Friday with a paid grandchild entry. *Excludes Columbus Day...More Info
Cost: Free for Grandparents with a paid grandchild entry Event Type: Festivals Other Halloween/Fall
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
Tuesday Tours at The Rialto Square Theatre
Now - Dec. 19, 2017 , 1:30pm
Go behind the scenes of the Rialto Square Theatre! Walk through the Esplanade and Rotunda then go on stage and through the green room! Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at time of tour. August 15th & 22nd September 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th October 3rd & 17th November 14th, 21st & 28th December 5...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Education/History
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171

 


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