Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway Kiosk

Local officials held a ribbon cutting for the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway kiosk located at Pekin's Riverfront Park.  Speakers at the ceremony included Anaise Berry, Byway Director for the EDC of Central Illinois, Pekin Mayor Laurie Barra, and Lelonie Luft, Partnership/Tourism Manager for the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.  More pictures from this event are available on the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce picture page at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway unites more than 100 nature-based destinations and numerous unique communities throughout the Illinois River Valley.

The Byway showcases great places where you can discover and experience the nature of the region. Whether it be hunting, fishing, hiking, biking or canoeing, exploring wetlands, gardens, birding and watching wildlife, your possibilities for adventure are endless.

The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway will guide you through the Illinois River Valley to some of Illinois' most treasured, natural gems.

The informational kiosks are located in several of the gateway communities along the byway, and provide additional information about local points of interest.

More information on the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway is available at http://www.illinoisriverroad.org/