- 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
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838 1st St., La Salle, IL 61301 MoreLess Info
97% 62 votes
3215 East 1969th Road, Ottawa, IL 61350 MoreLess Info
Those searching for high-altitude thrills can appeal to Skydive Chicago's services. The fleet has 4 aircrafts, and there are packages available for all types of jumpers, from rookies to experienced ones. A campground can be found in here.
93% 55 votes
RR #1, Ottawa, IL 61350 MoreLess Info
The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center features a museum dedicated to the history of the state's waterway, featuring hands-on exhibits for the children also. Bald eagles can be observed from here.
100% 10 votes
1252 N. 2803rd Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350 MoreLess Info
A spot for professional and self-defense training, Buffalo Range Shooting Park further provides for fun and recreational play. It is equipped with a variety of ranges for pistols, rifles and other firearm shooting.
75% 79 votes
1300 N. 27th Road, Ottawa, IL MoreLess Info
Buffalo Rock State Park is a nice lakeside resort which is dotted by wooden docks and cabins. The hiking region is not too long but the surrounding backdrop is fantastic. Two buffaloes on a fence welcome you at the entrance.
93% 15 votes
1100 Canal Street, Ottawa, IL MoreLess Info
The history of both the Ottawa region and the Boy Scouts of America is the focus of the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum, which also offers special lectures and on-site events. Several nature trails run through the grounds adjacent to the museum for walking as well.
90% 20 votes
100 West Lafayette Street, Ottawa, IL 61350 MoreLess Info
The Reddick Mansion and Gardens are a historic house and grounds that date back before the Civil War. Managed by a local non-profit, tours through the restored building, rooms, and gardens are offered by reservation throughout the year.
68% 65 votes
1 Dee Bennett Rd, Ottawa, IL MoreLess Info
For river tours and houseboat adventures, the tourist can always appeal to Starved Rock Adventures' services. Waterfront lodging is also available.
100% 4 votes
3401 E 2062nd Road, Ottawa, IL 61350 MoreLess Info
C & M Canoe Rental provides canoeing trips and rentals on the Fox River. They offer single day trips for 7 miles and 12 miles in addition to 2 day trips for 21 miles.
100% 1 votes
1100 Canal Street, Ottawa, IL 61350 MoreLess Info
The Ottawa Scouting Museum focuses on the history of both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the area. It maintains permanent exhibits, and hosts rotating exhibits showcasing different aspects of scouting through the years.
100% 2 votes
1578 4 H Road, Ottawa, IL 61350 MoreLess Info
The Lasalle County 4-H Fair Grounds are host to the annual 4-H Fair, which includes a variety of competitions and displays for 4-H Club members. Aside from livestock displays, there are photography and sewing exhibits.