Tourism

A Breath of Fresh Air

Visitors of all ages will find an abundance of year-round outdoor activities. With the Illinois River, 5 campgrounds, a State Park and a calendar filled with interesting festivals and activities, tourism continues to be one of the leading components of economic development for the Illinois River Area.

The Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce is capturing this opportunity created by their location…an existing outdoor recreation destination. An estimated 700,000 visitors come to fish, hunt, boat, hike, bike and camp. Just think what these 700,000 visitors can do for your business. A number of our business owners are first attracted to our area as a visitor or a short-term resident from our RV/camping communities.

Marseilles is listed as a portal community on the Illinois Scenic Byway…a byway that brings people out of urban areas into the countryside where there is beauty, clean air and water.

Lodging

Prairie Lakes Country Club & Inn
2550 N 32nd Road, Marseilles
815-795-5107
www.prairielakescc.com

Campgrounds

Public Boat Launches

  • Illini State Park, Marseilles
  • LST Memorial Public Boat Launch, Seneca

Dining

Illini State Park – hiking, camping, cabin rental
Illini State Park – hiking, camping, cabin rental
Illinois River – boating, fishing
Illinois River – boating, fishing
Illinois & Michigan Canal Tow Path – biking, snowmobiling
Illinois & Michigan Canal Tow Path – biking, snowmobiling
Wind Turbine Tours
Wind Turbine Tours