Driving distances to Hornbaker Gardens from…

Chicago: 110 miles
Rockford: 73 miles
Peoria: 55 miles
Quad Cities: 56 miles
Bloomington: 85 miles

Directions from I-80 at Exit 61 (four miles east of Princeton): Go south on I-180 about 5 miles, and take Exit 7 for Route 26/Princeton. At the end of the ramp, turn right toward Princeton. Go about 2 miles until you see a blue tourist activities sign for Hornbaker Gardens. Take a left there onto 2155 E. St., go about a half mile and turn left at the "Y" intersection. Go about 2 more miles and watch for our sign on the left. 

Directions from I-80 at Princeton, Exit 56: Follow Route 26 as it winds through town, and continue south on Route 26 from the east edge of town. About a mile or so south of town, watch for a "Tourist Activities" sign for Hornbaker Gardens. Turn right at that sign onto 2155 E. St., and go about a half mile. Take the first left at the "Y" intersection, and then go 2 miles until you see our sign on the left.

Directions From Peoria: Take Route 29 North. It turns into I-180. Continue north to Exit 7 for Route 26 Princeton. At the end of the ramp, turn left toward Princeton. Go about 2 miles until you see a blue tourist activities sign for Hornbaker Gardens. Take a left there onto 2155 E St., go about a half mile and turn left at the "Y" intersection. Go about 2 more miles and watch for our sign on the left. 

Directions from Bloomington: Take Rte 39 North. Take exit #51 for IL 71. Turn left (west) onto IL 71 toward Hennepin. IL 71 turns into I-180. Continue west and then north on I-180. Take Exit 7 for Route 26/Princeton.  IMPORTANT: do not exit until you see the large green exit sign that says Princeton. Ignore all the other exits for Rte 26.  At the end of the ramp, turn left toward Princeton. Go about 2 miles until you see a blue tourist activities sign indicating Hornbaker Gardens. Take a left there onto 2155 E. St., go about a half mile and turn left at the "Y" intersection. Go about 2 more miles and watch for our sign on the left. 

BUS DRIVERS should not use the Directions from I-80, as shown above. Instead, at exit 61, go south on I-180 about 1 mile, and exit at Route 6. Go west about 3 miles to the stop sign on the east edge of Princeton. Turn left, or south, on Rt. 26 and go about 1 mile south of town. Watch for a blue “Tourist Activities” sign for Hornbaker Gardens. Turn right at the tourist sign onto 2155 E. St., and go about a half mile. Take the first left (at a Y intersection), and then go 2 miles until you see our sign. Come all the way back on our lane (about ¾ of a mile). There will be a place to turn around.

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