Discover your sense of adventure. 

adventure Awaits You

Experience the Mighty Mississippi River. Shop in the heart of downtown. Tee off at one of our golf courses. Play in the sun. Explore the deep, wooded ravines. Paddle the backwaters. Explore on two wheels. From here you can trek, paddle, twist the throttle, or cast your line. This is your getaway, Savanna is yours to discover.  

Take in the scenic views.





Savanna is a vibrant little river town nestled between the Mississippi River and the Bluffs of the Driftless area in Northwest Illinois. Settled in 1828 by explorers from Galena, Savanna is one of the oldest towns in Illinois. Savanna began as a Steamboat stop for runs between Galena and St. Louis. We quickly grew as a logging and shipping port and eventually a Railroad hub. You can still watch the barges being loaded on our River Front as they are sent down the River. 

Located on the Great River Road,  Savanna attracts visitors from all over the Midwest, United States and the World. What ever you are interested in, you can find it in Savanna. Take a walk along the Mississippi River in Marquette park, Kayak one of our many rivers or lakes, Hike the Palisades State Park, Bike the Great River Bike Trail or take a drive through the rolling hills of the Driftless Area. Looking for a slower speed? Tour the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center, Grab some food or drinks at one of our many dinning establishments, Catch some of our world class live music, Shop historic main street or visit one of the nearby wineries.  


Savanna is rich in history and natural resources, but our best asset by far is our people. We are a welcoming, friendly and diverse community. No matter your background,  I guarantee you will be welcome in Savanna. So, plan your next weekend getaway and come see us.

Chris Lain


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