- 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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101 East Canal Street, Utica, IL 61373 MoreLess Info
LaSalle County Historical and Society Museum is dedicated to Utica's history. Here can be found the Barn, where are exhibited agricultural tools dating back to 1875, the restored Aitken School House, built in 1865, and the Blacksmith Shop, built in 1892 and exhibiting items used in that period.
Matthiessen State Park covers 1938 acres. Besides the unusual rock formations and flora and fauna, the park also has picnic facilities. If in the warm seasons there are available 5 miles of hiking trails, in the cold season 6 miles of ski lanes can be used by the visitors.
The Enchanted Forrest is a 36,000 square foot playhouse, where children can glide on inflatable slides, try a laser tag game, mini golf or any of the many video games. In here, the entire family can have a good time at the local pizza store.
With a quarter mile clay track made for racing, LaSalle Speedway offers a variety of racing events from the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The speedway also hosts motorcycle swap meets.
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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.