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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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Village of Lyons

Village of Lyons

4200 Lawndale Ave.
Lyons, IL 60534
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Located along Historic Route 66, Lyons is the site of another stopover many years before in 1693. In Lyons you will find the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, a monument to Louis Joliet conceiving of a canal that would link the Chicago, Des Plaines, and Illinois Rivers after being shown a shortcut to the Mississippi by Native American guides. The statue pays tribute to this moment and the eventual establishment of the Historic National Heritage Corridor hundreds of years later.

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