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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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LaSalle County

LaSalle County

707 East Etna Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-8200
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One of three counties making up the Illinois Valley Area, LaSalle County is uniquely suited to its crossroads status, attracting visitors from across the country to its magnificent state parks and attractions. Immerse yourself in the history of the Illinois & Michigan Canal or stand on the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Ottawa. Pay tribute to great achievement during the Maud Powell Music Festival in Peru and unimaginable sacrifice at the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall in Marseilles or the Landing Ship Tanks Memorial in Seneca. Explore the canyons and waterfalls of one of Illinois’ greatest treasures, Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Hike Matthiessen State Park, see the Buffalo at Buffalo Rock State Park, or hear the roaring rapids of the Illinois River at Illini State Park. Bite into an ear at the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival or stop in for a tasting at one of Utica’s wineries. Beginning in Ottawa, traverse the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway. This driving tour will take you along the Illinois River and through Illinois & Michigan Canal lore, significant historical sites, the majestic state parks, and scenic nature preserves of LaSalle County and beyond.

Includes Municipalities: LaSalle, Marseilles, Mendota, Oglesby, Ottawa, Peru, Sandwich, Seneca, Streator, Somonauk, and Utica


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