Where is the Heritage Corridor?
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.

Our Regions
Chicago Portage Area | Bolingbrook Area | Joliet Area
Morris Area | Starved Rock Area | Putnam County

Get Google Map
Home          Visitors          Planners          Members          Media          Contact Us
Upcoming Events
Starved Rock State Park
Starved Rock State Park
Starved Rock, one of the most beautiful places in Illinois...READ MORE
Upcoming Events Heritage Corridor Social Media Facebook Twiter flickr YouTube Pintrest


E-News Subscribe to receive our monthly specials, events and more! Enter your e-mail address today!

Subscribe Today!

Publications To Go!


City of Marseilles

Printer Friendly Format
209 Lincoln St.
Marseilles, IL 61341
Visit Our Website
Nestled along the Illinois River, Marseilles possesses both small town charm and natural scenic beauty. Illini State Park is a 510 acre park bordered by the Great Falls of the Illinois River. Here, in a two mile span, the river drops creating beautiful roaring rapids. Thanks to the Illinois River Lock, a bypass constructed by the US Army Corp of Engineers, visitors are in the unique position to enjoy the picturesque rapids and watch boats and barges pass by in the same location. Illini State Park is the perfect place to enjoy camping, boating, walking trails, biking, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Also located in the park is the Illinois Fallen Soldiers Tree Memorial comprised of 250 oak trees – a moving memorial to Illinois soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. A town which vows to honor the sacrifice of servicemen and women, Marseilles is home to the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall. Updated bi-annually, this is the only memorial in the U.S. dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Middle East Wars – 6,400 names are currently etched into 11 granite panels. In Downtown Marseilles, you’ll find an array of shopping, dining and entertainment. Stroll the brand new Riverwalk and take in the scenery along the river or visit for any of the special events including eagle watching, car shows, music in the park, farmer’s markets and festivals. The Chamber of Commerce is eager to get you on your way to exploring Marseilles – you’ll find them in the little red caboose (yes, a train!) on Washington Street.

Map and Directions

Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at 815-795-2133 for exact directions.

Get directions from:
Example: 123 Main Street, Anywhere, IL 12345

Back to Previous Page

Illinois. Mile After Magnificent Mile. USA - DiscoverAmerica.com Visit Chicagoland