Area Attractions

The Rock River Valley has many historical and natural attractions. We hope you can explore some of them!

Byron Area Attractions
The Byron area has a rich history and wonderful natural resources, with abundant opportunities for activities and recreation.

Byron Chamber of Commerce
The Byron Area Chamber of Commerce is a community-based organization that supports progress and growth in the areas of commerce, industry, agriculture, civics, economics, education, and culture in the City of Byron and the surrounding areas. 815.234.5500

Byron Forest Preserve District
The Byron Forest Preserve has grown and developed over the last decade and a half to include more than 700 acres at four sites, a nature center with a natural history museum (Jarrett Prairie Center), an observatory (J. Weiskopf Observatory), and an 18-hole golf course (PrairieView Golf Course). The main site, which includes the golf course as well as 450 acres of prairie, savanna, and woods, is scenically situated on the rolling hills overlooking the Rock River.

Byron Park District
Byron Park District’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of our residents by providing open space, recreational facilities and quality programming in a fiscally responsible manner.

Chana School Museum
For more information on the school and to set up tours, call 815-732-4714 or 815-732-2447.

Heritage Farm Museum
Part of the Byron Forest Preserve District in Byron, Illinois.

Illinois Freedom Bell
Located only five miles from Oregon is the charming village of Mt. Morris, IL. Known throughout the Midwest as a publishing and printing center, it is also home to the official Illinois Freedom Bell.