Our hometown here at Coronet Mitsubishi is the exceedingly beautiful town of Utica, Illinois. Founded in 1852, Utica has always been a slow-paced little river town nestled into the bluffs of the lovely Illinois River, but don’t confuse a slow pace with nothing to do! Utica is the home of more than just an incredible selection of Mitsubishi vehicles. From natural wonders to unique shops and restaurants, there is much more to Utica than meets the eye.
Perhaps what Utica is most renowned for are its breathtaking natural parks. Taking a hike through Starved Rock State Park will make you think you’ve teleported west to one of those magnificent Rocky Mountain wildernesses. Visitors will be delighted by the Starved Rock Lodge, the perfect spot for a weekend getaway for city-dwellers and rural-folk alike. But that is not even the only state park Utica has to offer — we are also the home of Matthiessen State Park and Buffalo Rock State Park. At Matthiessen, you will discover stunning rock bluffs and trickling waterfalls around every bend, while Buffalo Rock boasts one of the finest, most sweeping views of the Illinois River you will find across the entire state. Whether you want to hike, bike, picnic, or just take deep breaths of fresh air, any of Utica’s three majestic state parks are the perfect places to stop by and explore.
If you want to take a break from the great outdoors, there is plenty of shopping and eating to be done around town. Some of our favorite spots to grab a bite or sip include Flutterby Gourmet Popcorn, Joy & Ed’s Bar and Restaurant, and Illinois River Winery (famous for the “HalloWine”). Or you can always explore some of the region’s history and culture at Lasalle Country Historical Society, or get lost at Clarks Run Antiques for an afternoon of shopping.
We’re proud to call Utica, Illinois our home. We hope to see you here soon!