Travel Guides

Travel Guides

Imagine a place where Abraham Lincoln’s voice was first heard, where the founder of the American Boy scouts journey began, a 3 floor Italianate 1850’s mansion and a historical downtown filled with a diverse culinary scene and unique shops that will embrace you for hours.  All of this surrounded by flowers, plantings, gardens, open spaces, a nature preserve, 2 rivers and 4 state parks. There’s only one destination like this and your moments away from experiencing it.


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2020 LaSalle County Guide

The Official 2020 LaSalle County Visitors Guide and Road Trip Mini-Guide connect you to all the best attractions, events, dinning, shopping and lodging destinations near Starved Rock! These guides are ideal for helping you plan your trip in advance, or for pointing you towards memorable spur of the moment activities. Pre-planned road trip itineraries and extensive park maps make it easier than ever before to start you adventure around Illinois’ greatest natural wonder.











2020 Heritage Tour Guide is a self guided walking tour








Enjoy Illinois Magazine

Find unexpected ways to enjoy Illinois in this biannual magazine that explores every corner of the state. Each issue offers a mix of travel stories, stunning photography and timely trip ideas that make the most of each season.










Heritage Corridor Travel – With Ottawa right in the middle of the I and M corridor, this guide will lead you here and all around from the Chicago Portage to Hennepin. Get the inside scoop of historic treasures, mouth watering meals, and natural wonders that make up the Heritage Corridor.










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