The city of Chillicothe is beautifully nestled on the west bank of the Illinois River along Route 29, which is the road that President Reagan traveled in order to reach Eureka College from his home. Reagan often stopped in Chillicothe as he had a fraternity brother and football teammate, George Taylor, who resided in Chillicothe. George became one of Chillicothe High School’s most successful football coaches and father to Hollywood actor Josh Taylor.

Founded in 1836, Chillicothe features a historical downtown with a turn of the century look.

Sites to Visit

Chillicothe Historical Society Museum

723 N. Fourth St., Chillicothe, IL
History of Chillicothe from Native American through Early Settlers.

Rock Island Railroad Museum

Chillicothe, IL - 309-274-4175
A must for train enthusiasts.


Economy Inn

328 N. Fourth St., Chillicothe, IL
815 274-2177

Super 8 Motel

615 S. Fourth St. (Route 29), Chillicothe, IL
309 274-2568