Ottawa, Illinois is a vibrant tourist destination located 80 miles outside of downtown Chicago.

It is often considered to be “In the Middle of Everywhere,” located in the heart of the state, central to several major Illinois cities and drive markets, and within a stone’s throw of many diverse activities–from lush and natural outdoor areas to renowned cultural and historic attractions.

Those who visit Ottawa, Illinois take note of its friendly and neighborly, hometown feel.

Ottawa Visitors Center.


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