Road Trip

Named one of the ‘TOP 3 Downtowns in Illinois’, Morris is the perfect road trip destination, offering something for everyone. Here are a few tips to make sure your visit is perfect.


Listed among the ’50 Great Day Trips’ in Chicago Magazine, Morris is just 60 minutes from downtown Chicago. Take exit 112 – Route 47, off of Interstate 80. Head south and find the downtown shopping district by taking any of the cross streets: Main Street, Jefferson Street or Washington Street. Turn one block west off to Liberty Street.
Here’s a link to help you find Morris!


The Morris Retail Association can help you plan a trip to Morris. Whether your group is four or 44, contact MRA. We’d love to help. We can send you a map, event information, store information – anything. We can help with recommendations for lunch, hotels, parking. MRA will provide swag bags for group of 25 or more. Fill out the contact form on the Home Page to request information or send an email to:


Morris seems to always have something fun going on. Whether its one of the Morris Retail Association’s shopping events, an event happening instore at one of our retailers, a community event, a festival, a fair, a market, live music, a 5K run, a car show, pet events, craft classes, or almost anything else… you name it, there is always something exciting. Visit Morris during an event.
Check our the Epic Events page


While visiting Morris, be sure to make an appointment to tour the American Legion Post 294 Veterans Legacy Center. The museum has articles and exhibits spanning from the Civil War to today.
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While visiting Morris, be sure to explore the town. Rent a bike and ride along the I&M Canal. Stroll down to the Illinois River waterfront. Shop, eat and enjoy nostalgic downtown. Camp in the Gebhard Woods State Park. Take a self guided walking tour. Visit museums. Take in a play. There are many adventures to be experienced in Morris.

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