Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Destination of the Week: LaSalle County, IL-Ottawa

Destination of the Week: LaSalle County, IL-Ottawa

Ottawa is just one of those little, very walkable, small towns.  Located near the center of LaSalle County the city probably has one of the largest downtowns of the entire county.  Currently the county seat the town was so important at one time that Lincoln debated in a nearby town square.  Nearby expressway access supports a number of economy hotels and restaurants.

Map:



Address:
Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum – learn about the beginnings of scouting in America
1100 Canal St., Ottawa, IL 61350
https://www.facebook.com/OttawaHistoricalAndScoutingHeritageMuseum











Reddick Mansion Museum - a home tour worth the money, and then some!
100 West Lafayette Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
http://www.reddickmansion.org/














A Brush with History Public Art Murals – While shopping and touring downtown, look up to see some great public art pieces
Downtown Ottawa
http://pickusottawail.com/murals/


Buffalo Rock State Park – Includes an overlook high above the Illinois River
1300 North 27th Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/i&m/east/buffalo/home.htm






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