- 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
85% 110 votes
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.
A community theater with a strong emphasis on cultivating local talent, Stage 212 presents a year-round slate of full-scale productions, one-act plays, and traveling performances. State 212 welcomes auditions for performers and applications from directors.
82% 22 votes
IL 351 and I&M Canal (Canal Street), La Salle, IL 60450 MoreLess Info
Running for 61.5 miles along the canal, the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail can be used during the warm season for walking and bicycle riding, and in the cold season for snowmobiling. Along the way there are camping sites with playgrounds, picnic areas, and other amenities.
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.
A venue for family entertainment in Yorkville, Rivers Edge Theater often features local musical acts and performances. Some national vocalists, bands and comedians have also performed at this beautiful theater near Fox River.
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.