Ottawa, Illinois, USA

There are many things to do and see in Ottawa. Often referred to as the “Scenic Gateway to Starved Rock State Park,” Ottawa is just minutes from the legendary wooded cliffs, soaring river bluffs and impressive waterfalls that attract more than two million visitors a year. Whether hiking along the I&M Canal or fishing in the Illinois River, Ottawa is a “natural” delight.

Ottawa is a city located on the Illinois River, in LaSalle County Illinois, USA. It is the site many historic homes and registered historic landmarks. Recent additions to Ottawa have included renovations to its historic mansion, the Reddick Mansion, and artistic murals throughout the central business district.

Ottawa is also known as the scenic gateway to Starved Rock State Park which boasts legendary wooded cliffs, soaring river bluffs and impressive waterfalls. It is the most popular state park in Illinois, with some 2 million visitors per year. The Fox River, which flows through communities like Elgin and Aurora empties into the Illinois in downtown Ottawa. Ottawa is also home to one of the largest skydiving operations in the country, Skydive Chicago.

Things to See and Do

* Norsk Museum
* Historic homes
* Reddick Mansion
* Starved Rock State Park
* Old Town Area

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – There port is located on the Illinois River.

Travel Links – Ottawa is accessible by Amtrak rail.

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