The Illinois & Michigan Canal 96 miles that made Chicago what it is today I&M Canal Boat Tours Ride on a Replica of a Mule-Pulled Canal Boat



I&M Canal Shopping

A mid-1800’s architectural wonder helped make Chicago the city it is today. The 96-mile Illinois & Michigan Canal (I&M Canal) connected the Great Lakes in Bridgeport, Chicago to the Illinois River at LaSalle-Peru.

This “highway” allowed for many cities along the Canal to come to life. And today, these cities blend history with a modern sophistication and authnetic charm that will definitely make for a delightful trip. With delightful restaurants like Tallgrass Restaurant (Lockport, IL) and Nick’s Tavern (Lemont, IL), boutique shops like Betty’s (Morris, IL) and Weeta's Boutique  (Ottawa, IL), and excitement like The Forge: Lemont Quarries (Lemont, IL) and Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet, IL), a visit to the I&M Canal will be an experience to remember.

229 Estates

229 West Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-324-9201

A Mess of Things

726 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-481-2389

Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics

113 E. 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815-834-1658

B Dominique Boutique

542 W. Norris Drive
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-993-5828

Blain's Farm & Fleet - Ottawa

4140 Columbus St
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-4536

Blain's Farm & Fleet - Romeoville

451 S. Weber Rd.
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-905-3333

Canal Cargo Market

737 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
815-342-2555

Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

5100 Museum Drive
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
708-423-6709

Clarks Run Antiques

215 North Division Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-7190

Clarks Run Creek Wine & Gifts

143 Mill St.
Utica, IL 61373
815-691-8047

Conrad's Harley-Davidson, Inc.

19356 NE Frontage Rd.
Shorewood, IL 60404
815-725-2000

Gallery Seven

200 W. 8th St. (2nd floor)
Lockport, IL 60441
815-483-4310

Handy Foods

604 W. Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2300

Hollingworth Candies, Inc.

926 N. State St.
Lockport, IL 60441
800-807-2275

House of Jerky

723 S. Clark St.
Unit 5
Utica, IL 61373

Jilley's Boutique

117 Stephen St
LEMONT, IL 60439
630-914-5895

Jobst Monuments & Gifts

402 West Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0310

Joe's Beverage Warehouse

460 N Independence Blvd
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-524-4209

Kenwood Liquors

12037 W. 159th Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
708-590-8210

Lady Di's

715 LaSalle St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3232

Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop

754 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
815-223-1851

Louis Joliet Mall

3340 Mall Loop Drive
Suite 1249
Joliet, IL 60431
815-439-1000

Morris Retail Association

220 Liberty Street
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0200

Peaces of Fashion

918 1st Street
La Salle, IL 61301
815-228-1116

Popus Gourmet Popcorn

2004 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60435
815-280-5133

Prairie Fox Books

719 La Salle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323

RPS Toys

820 LaSalle St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-4233

Smokey Row Antiques Shop

112 Stephen Street
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1112

SPACES

221 W. Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-324-9702

Spotted Eagle's Nature's Spirit Jewelry

248 W. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-261-9960

Starved Rock Hot Glass

700 W. Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-313-5445

T's Midwest Boutique

124 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-691-8032

The Cafe at Starved Rock Lodge

One Lodge Lane
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211

The Old Wood Store

908 S. State St.
Lockport, IL 60441
630-709-3628

The Rock and Soul

229 N. Clark Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-228-1983

Thimbles

940 S. State St.
Lockport, IL 60441
1-815-836-8735

True North

539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, IL 60450
815-705-0161

Western Factory Outlet

130 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
1-815-224-2668

Scenes from the Corridor