Getting Around the Nauvoo Region

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Getting to Nauvoo: via Chicago

Drive Time: Approximately 4.5 hours, 275 miles

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Leave the Chicago area via Interstate 80, heading West towards the Quad Cities. Just before the Quad Cities, take the exit for Interstate 74 East (Peoria). Follow Interstate 74 East to Galesburg, Illinois and take the exit for US Highway 34 West (Burlington). Follow US Highway 34 West to Carman Road (the last stoplight before going across the Mississippi into Iowa) and turn left on Carman Road. Follow Carman Road for 10 miles and turn right on Illinois Highway 96, the Great River Road. Nauvoo is 22 miles south from that point. 

Getting to Nauvoo: via St. Louis

Drive Time: Approximately 3 hours, 170 miles

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)

Leave the St. Louis area via Interstate 70, heading West. Follow US-61 North for 165 miles to Keokuk, Iowa. US-61 will run concurrently with US-136 heading East into Keokuk. Follow US-136 East across the Mississippi River into Hamilton, Illinois. Once in Hamilton, Illinois follow IL-96 North for 10 miles in Nauvoo. 

Request Nauvoo Information

Nauvoo Tourism Office

Kim Orth, Director

1295 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo, IL

Telephone: (217) 453-6648
E-mail:  vacation@beautifulnauvoo.com

How to find Nauvoo

About our Regional Airports

Travelling to Nauvoo via our two regional airports allows visitors to spend more time in Nauvoo and can be a more efficient way to get to Nauvoo in comparison to driving to Nauvoo from one of the major airports. 


Air Choice One offers daily flights from Chicago O'Hare and St. Louis Lambert Airport into the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport, where it is possible to rent a car and take the short, 35 minute drive to Nauvoo. 

Airport Options

St. Louis and Chicago are the two largest airports within reasonable driving distance of Nauvoo, however the list below offers additional options for you to consider. Both St. Louis and Chicago airports offer service to our closer, regional airports in Burlington, Iowa and Quincy, Illinois. 


Peoria International Airport (PIA) - 125 miles from Nauvoo

Peoria, Illinois

Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) - 100 miles from Nauvoo

Moline, Illinois

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) - 120 miles from Nauvoo

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport - 130 miles from Nauvoo

Springfield, Illinois

Southeast Iowa Regional Airport (BRL) - 27 miles

Burlington, Iowa

Quincy Regional Airport (UIN) - 55 miles

Quincy, Illinois


Airport Shuttle Services may be available from Vacation Nauvoo. Contact them directly to make arrangements:

(217) 453-6090. 


Cape Air offers daily flights into the Quincy Regional Airport from St. Louis Lambert Airport , where it is possible to rent a car and take the 60 minute drive to Nauvoo via the Great River Road