- Our list of the best things to do in Ottawa, Illinois, features the top 34 nearby activities — including 15 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Ottawa, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Amusement, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Ottawa, IL , followed by 18 popular activities in nearby cities, including Utica and La Salle
Yorkville Rec Center is a full-service fitness and recreation facility that houses an indoor track, lap pool, open gym, and cardio and resistance equipment. In addition to fitness classes, REC Center offers recreational leagues such as basketball, baseball and soccer.
On the 40 acres of the Raging Waves Waterpark the visitor can find waterslides, wave pools, a zipline, a small children's area, as well as other attractions. There is also an eatery on the site, which serves 5 different types of menus.
Used for multi-purposes, Saw Wee Kee Trail provides a beautiful path through the park. This trail is most often used by hikers and BMX bikers, but is also available to horseback riders and cross-country skiers in the winter months.
A live music venue and bar, Freakster's Roadhouse hosts a variety of bands, primarily playing rock. The facility features a large beer garden and a 1000 person capacity ballroom in addition to two performance stages.
Owned and operated by taxidermist and artist Thomas M. Stepanek, Tom's Wildlife Art and Taxidermy offers taxidermy services for hunting and fishing trophies of all kinds. The company also tans hides and makes rugs.
Keller's Farmstand is a business that locally grows and sells fruits and vegetables. In addition to selling produce, the farmstand also operates a farm filled with many attractions, including a corn maze, wagon rides, and a petting zoo.
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Opened in 2010, the International Wall Dog Mural & Sign Art Museum is dedicated to preserving the outdoor painted advertising signs, which were used before the electronic mass-media appeared. Artworks from all around the county can be purchased from here.