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Welcome to the Byway!

The Ohio River Scenic Byway showcases the very best of Southern Illinois— Its monumental history, natural and scenic splendor, heartland farming, and warm and welcoming people—all within the realm of one of the Nation’s greatest Rivers. A unique travel experience awaits you along the byway’s 188 miles.

It’s all here: an unrivaled rural landscape, charming communities, historic sites, outdoor activities and adventures, local festivals, unique antique and artisan shops, local cuisine and wines, soul-soothing lodging and of course, unique activities on and along the magnificent Ohio River.

Use the byway map to plan your own adventure and chart your own course. Discover the splendor, adventure, history and spirit of the byway as you create your own story on the Ohio River Scenic Byway!

Interactive Map

Use this interactive map to view different areas along the Byway.
Clicking on a blinking area will show you more details about the attraction.


Mound City National Cemetery


Fort Massac State Park


Rosiclare Miners’ Memorial


Elizabethtown Riverfront


Cave-In-Rock State Park


Shawneetown Black History Memorial

Byway Events

Kincaid Mounds Day

Tour de Shawnee

Quilt Show in Tamms

Memorial Day in Thebes

Fluorspar Festival Weekend

Golconda Shrimp Festival

Pope County Deer Festival

River to River Relay

Hog Rock'tober Fest

9 Day Trail Ride

Superman Celebration

Byway Travel Tips

Some portions of the byway have sharp curves. Please exercise caution.

ohio-logo Look for the Ohio River Scenic Byway logo to mark your way along the byway.

Be aware of farm vehicles or commercial trucks using the roadways.

Drive safely and pull over when taking photos or viewing wildlife.

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