Welcome to Western Illinois

Bordered by the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, Western Illinois is home to expansive prairies, river valleys and bluffs – making it an excellent place to hunt, fish and simply enjoy nature’s bounty! Stay in the region’s biggest city of Peoria and gain a view of the impressive of the Illinois River Valley. Hop aboard the Spirit of Peoria riverboat and take a day trip or overnight trip filled with sightseeing along the Illinois River. Journey to the westernmost point in the state, in the city of Quincy, and be transported back in time to when towns and cities thrived off of industries influenced by the Mississippi River or tour 550 miles of bluffs on the Great River Road scenic byway for a true glimpse of Western Illinois River Country!


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