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Motorcycle Roads in Illinois

Illinois (IL), often referred to as the "Land of Lincoln", offers a nice variety of scenic Midwestern motorcycle rides, interesting history, and notable cultural attractions. Cultural and tourist highlights include the Anderson Japanese Gardens, the numerous Amish villages throughout the state, and the Southern and Southwestern Illinois wine trails. Scenic attractions include Starved Rock State Park, the Garden of the Gods, the Shawnee National Forest, and Spoon River Valley. Historical places of interest include the homes of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Ronald Reagan, the Illinois Railway Museum, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and the Cahokia mounds.

Highest Rated Motorcycle Roads & Rides

Illinois

Shawnee National Forest

This area is called the Illinois Ozarks located in the very Southern Part of Illinois between the Mississippi River and Missouri on the West and the Ohio River and Kentucky on the East. The area is...

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4.5
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5 Votes
Illinois

Scenic Mississippi River Byway

Fabulous Mississippi River scenic views along entire length of road....

Rider Rating

4.5
out of 5

6 Votes
Illinois

The Oswego to Starved Rock Run

Ride some low-congestion two-lane blacktop and get away from the city congestion. You'll see many farms, an ultralite airfield, a competition go-cart track and a beautiful state park....

Rider Rating

4.3
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7 Votes
Illinois

Illinois Ultimate Scenic Rivers Route

Scenic river road. Mississippi River views and bluffs at south end. Then mostly farm and river countryside north of Grafton. A beautiful combination of the Great River Road scenic byway and part of the Illinois River Scenic Byway roads. Fast Eddies ...

Rider Rating

4.2
out of 5

12 Votes
Illinois

100 Miles from Charleston to Vincennes

As with most of Illinois, the scenery consists of farmland and few trees. However, as you work your way further south on this route the more the scenery and elevation changes for the better. You'll enjoy it!...

Rider Rating

4.5
out of 5

2 Votes

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