- The list below includes 25 free or cheap things to do in or near Ottawa, Illinois, including 72 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, National & State Parks, Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- From Buffalo Rock State Park to Lasalle County 4-H Fair Grounds, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ottawa and in nearby cities within 25 miles like La Salle and Utica.
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1255 9th Street, La Salle, IL 61301 MoreLess Info
Consisting of several outdoor parks, La Salle Park & Recreation Program Center offer playgrounds, aquatic centers, sports fields, and picnic areas to its community. It also runs a wilderness park that sits on 110 acres of prairie.
A 10-lane bowling center, LaSalle Family Bowl offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring and bumpers. The center provides event hosting, a pro shop, a pizza restaurant, a sports bar, televisions and an assortment of games.
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754 First Street, La Salle, IL 61301 MoreLess Info
With the Lock 16 Visitor Center & LaSalle Canal Boat the tourists can 1 hour rides in a replica of a 1848 canal boat, with the staff dressed in period clothing and telling stories about the historic canal. A visitor's center, a cafe, and a gift shop are in here.
Casa Santiago is a Mexican restaurant and a live music venue. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, and serves a variety of Mexican specialties. It also hosts a variety of special events, including open mic nights.
Featuring 16 lanes available for play, Yorkville Bowl is a bowing alley featuring a number of amenities for its guests to enjoy. In addition to bowling, the alley also has a full bar, video game room, and birthday party hosting.