Downtown Morris has been called a ''Rockwellian'' downtown by the Chicago Tribune and it's less than 20 minutes from the crowds and look-alike shopping centers. Recently named among the 50 great day trips in Chicago Magazine, Morris is an original outdoor shopping destination with interesting stores, fun dining, and a variety of professional services.
Located on the historic I&M Canal, Nostalgic Downtown Morris offers a rich history and continues to be the gathering place year after year for community festivals. Nestled along 1-80 just 60 minutes from downtown Chicago, Morris offers the best of both worlds... a quaint old fashioned appeal and a wealth of unique shops that rival the finest any big city has to offer.
The Morris Downtown Development Partnership plans programs and events that appeal to both residents and visitors including the Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Liberty Days, the Liberty 5K Run/Walk and Home for the Holidays. See our website for additional events and activities in downtownMorris.
Morris is located 60 miles southwest of Chicago at I 80 and Route 47, 15 miles west of I 55. Downtown is located approximately 2 miles south of I-80 and two blocks west of Route 47.