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.

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

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The I&M Canal Heritage Corridor is the ideal destination for any size group. Discover the history of the Illinois & Michigan Canal and the charming canal towns along the way. Take a trolley tour or stroll through the canyons enjoying the fall colors at Starved Rock State Park - one of the most popular group attractions. Tour museums and historical homes, gardens, churches and architecture. Take a river or canal cruise in the afternoon and enjoy the theater or casinos when the sun goes down. Unique events such as historical reenactments, corn festivals plus music and theater festivals attract groups from all over the country. Treat your team to professional sporting events including minor league baseball and auto racing.

Getting down to business is a breeze with meeting venues to fit a multitude of events. Full-service hotels offer a host of meeting space for board meetings and banquets. Starved Rock Lodge Conference Center can accommodate weddings, corporate and social events up to 200 people. Alternative venues including Bolingbrook Golf Club, Lewis University, Joliet Junior College, the Renaissance Center and several attractions can provide the perfect fit for events of all sizes.

Personal assistance, customized itineraries, brochures, maps & videos and step-on guides are all available by contacting the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor CVB.


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