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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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Welcome to Illinois' historic I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Situated between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, the region is an outdoor recreational dream, beginning with miles of trails and waterways stretching from suburban Chicago all the way to Starved Rock State Park. Stay at four star hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, explore Route 66, shop big-names and boutiques, dine on hearty home cooking or haute cuisine, and play at the area's exciting attractions and gaming venues.

The I&M Canal Heritage Corridor has everything you are looking for in a weekend getaway or your next tour or meeting.

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Old Joliet Prison - Self-guided Prison Tours
Now - Aug. 31, 2020 , Reservation Times from 9 am - 5 pm
Recommended for ages 10 and up Over the course of 1.5 hours, you will be able to freely walk the site on a designated path. While you will not have access to buildings, we have signs along the way for you to learn more about how life would have been. General Public: $20 Museum Members/Residents of Joliet: $15 (...More Info
Cost: See description Event Type: Other
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, IL
Historic Trolley Tours
Now - Aug. 31, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
Land & Water Cruises
Aug. 31, 2020 , 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle I to see the east end of Starved Rock State Park by water. Restrooms are available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Both...More Info
Event Type: Nature Adventure Outside Chicago
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E 873rd Road
Oglesby , IL 61348
(815) 667-4211
PureFest 2020 Submissions NOW OPEN!
Now - Sep. 6, 2020 , All Day
Seeking Christian improvisers, improv troupes, sketch teams, and drama ministries to submit to perform at PureFest 2020. If you have a Christian group that performs, we'd love to see you! If you don't have a team that can come to PureFest, we've got slots for individuals, too! Email info@PureFest.org for de...More Info
Cost: $30/teams, $10/individuals Event Type: Festivals
Cross Point Church
17530 W. Fox Hollow Dr.
Lockport, Il 60441
(304) 952-3475
Weekly Canal Market
Now - Sep. 27, 2020 , Every Sunday 10-4pm
Join the LaSalle County Historical Society each and every Sunday for our Canal Market (open air market)located on the south banks of the I&M Canal. This market features many vendors selling their handmade, homemade, vintage, homegrown wares every Sunday from June til September 10am-4pm. Vendors change from week to we...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, Il 61373
Seasonal Guided Hikes
Now - Nov. 14, 2020 , 9:30AM
Hikes are on Saturdays only at 9:30 a.m. Hike to Starved Rock and Wildcat Canyon-2 mile roundtrip loop. Seasonal Hikes will resume third Saturday of June 2021....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2688 E 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726


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