Explore Starved Rock Country’s wonders with Starved Rock eBike Rentals. Discover the I&M Canal, downtown Utica, downtown Ottawa, downtown LaSalle Starved Rock state park, and Mathiessen state park. Our bikes offer 20-50 miles of range at 20 mph with the assist of powerful electric motors
Buffalo Rock State Park
Buffalo Rock State Park is located on a bluff which once was an island in the Illinois River. Now standing majestically on the north bank, this promontory affords a magnificent, sweeping view of the Illinois River. Located approximately 3 miles west of Ottawa in LaSalle County, this 298-acre park has long been a favorite picnic area, as well as a nature lovers’ delight. The area of Buffalo Rock was the home of the Illinois Indians when Louis Jolliet, the French explorer, and the Jesuit missionary priest Father Jacques Marquette made their trip up the Illinois River in 1673. Later, the Illinois tribe was virtually annihilated in protracted warfare with the aggressive Iroquois. -TRAIL MAP-
Washington Square Park
Washington Park Historic District, also known as Washington Square is a historic district in and around Washington Park in the city of Ottawa, Illinois, United States. Washington Park was the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 and is surrounded by several historic structures. -Website-
The Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area is the first of its kind: a national park of communities, not federal land. Based around the I&M Canal, which connected the Illinois River to Lake Michigan creating an all-water, inland route from the East Coast to the Gulf of Mexico, our National Heritage Area is made up of 60 cities and towns, from Chicago to LaSalle-Peru, who owe their growth to the canal.
Historically important and architecturally unique, the Reddick Mansion anchors Washington Square, the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Built in 1855, this lovely 22-room Italianate mansion was possibly the most expensive and ornate private home built in Illinois before the Civil War.
Take a step back into the 19th century and visit the Reddick Mansion, where numerous rooms have been restored to their previous grandeur.
Remove yourself from environmental pollution, technology, and the constant commotion of everyday life. Walk through our Tree door into a Himalayan salt-filled oasis. Relax in the centuries-old European tradition of dry salt therapy
Awesome Ottawa Tours
Awesome Ottawa Tours offers visitors an opportunity to discover the rich history and charm of Ottawa, Illinois. Our tours cover a variety of themes, including Ottawa as a canal town, The Radium Girls, Ottawa’s Underground Railroad, Tangled Roots Brewery Tour, Wine Through Time Prohibition Pub Crawl our seasonal haunted tour and MUCH MUCH more.
Overall, Awesome Ottawa Tours offers something for everyone, from history buffs to thrill-seekers, hikers to bikers, walkers to riders. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will ensure that you have a memorable, enjoyable and FUN experience. Click some links, check us out or give us a call or text!
The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots
Ottawa, IL is home to The Lone Buffalo, our first restaurant and the home of our original craft brewery. It’s also home to our hops and barley farm, whose crop we use to create our authentic Farm to Foam beers. At the heart of the Lone Buffalo are the large twin copper brewing kettles, imported from Bavaria, and admired and enjoyed by fans far and wide. -Website-
Burger and Sushi House -B.A.S.H-
Modern eatery with an innovative menu featuring burgers, sushi rolls & mac 'n' cheese, plus a patio.
Court Street Pub *My personal Fav*
Court Street Pub is downtown Ottawa's newest great addition and a must-stop for locals looking for live entertainment, a gambling fix, or a bite to eat from a mouth-watering menu. In addition to some of the best food and drink specials in town, the weekdays will host both Trivia and Karaoke nights. The weekends get even better with featured live bands, dueling pianos and “Home of the Sunday Funday” with the NFL Sunday ticket. -Website-
Buffalo Range Shooting Park
Our family friendly establishment offers a variety of shooting ranges to meet your needs.
We look forward to spending the day with you and strive to bring you the best experience around! We are centrally located 5 miles west of Ottawa and 5 miles east of Utica near the Illinois River and the historic Starved Rock State Park. We look forward to spending the day with you and strive to bring you the best experience around!
Cat's Eye Wine Bar