Whether you are having a long holiday or just want to experience a special afternoon, you will no doubt have the highest value for your money. Here are breathtaking experiences to expect and why you should visit the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway.
Outdoor Recreation FacilitiesIllinois River Road National Scenic Byway has some of the best sites for outdoor activities in Peoria and central Illinois. The site is ideal for bird watching events because of the lovely ecosystem that attracts hundreds of bird species. You are sure of sighting birds such as the Bald Eagles, Owls, the American Fish Eagle, owls and weaver birds. To get more birds, you can ask Peoria Travel to provide you with a Bird Site Guide.
The clear blue waters of River Illinois and the entire river valley presents you with a perfect biking and hiking area. The trails are carefully designed to ease your movement as you get the magnificent view of the mammoth river. You can also relax in the Riverfront Park to view the traffic in the river and towboats in the blue waters. Do not forget your camera to capture every moment of this Peoria travel hotspot.
Other outdoor activities include canoeing and sports fishing in the open waters of Illinois River. Whether you prefer fishing from the canoe or river shore, the experience is fantastic.
Special Facilities and EventsIllinois River Road National Scenic Byway has special facilities and events that make it standout from others. The byway is a reflection of over 150 years of United States history. The streets are made of bricks while vintage lighting of the New Salem State Park strongly reflects visits by Abraham Lincoln to the city and where he lived for several years. Dickson Mounds Museum, Peoria Riverfront Museum and Emiquon museum are a must visit when traveling to Peoria. They provide a rich connect of contemporary US with its history.
If you check the timing well, you can also get special festivals that are only held at the byway. A Peoria travel expert or byway staff can provide you with the right timing of when events such as Annual Oktoberfest and Catfish Festivals among others are held to catch them live for greater enjoyment. Remember that you will enjoy all of these together with the hospitable local communities and many guests who visit byway.
Hotels, bars and restaurants at Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway are lovely and will make every hour of your stay unforgettable. They have lovely dishes, gyms, hot water and lovely rooms. This coupled with lovely staff will no doubt make the place a real home away from home. To learn more, visit the website of the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway.