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Utica is a city in Illinois. It's officially named North Utica, as it was establishd north of the original town of Utica that was located along the banks of the Illinois River; however, all signage official and otherwise refers to the town as just Utica.


Beautiful Illinois river town 90 minutes southwest of Chicago. Has over 1,000,000 visitors per year to local river attractions including the annual Bald Eagle migration in January and February, and Starved Rock State Park.

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Map of Utica (Illinois)

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  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, Rt 178, Utica (I-80 to Rt 178, South 4 miles), toll-free: +1-866-399-3866. Family resort featuring Grand Bear Falls, a 24,000 square foot indoor water park and The Enchanted Forest, a 36,000 Square foot indoor amusement park with full sized rides. A 90 room lodge and rental cabins and villas.


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Chicago is about 90 minutes to 2 1/2 hours away on 80 East and 55 North.

Routes through Utica
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