Enhance your enjoyment of our amazing fall colors with one of our informative, exciting guided tours.
We offer guided tours to fit everyone’s lifestyle.
Bike Tours, Walking Tours, Drive/Hike Tours, Seasonal Haunted Tours or a custom tour to fit your needs.
In the 1830’s the Illinois & Michigan Canal made us a boon town with all the good, bad & ugly that can come with that growth. Awesome Ottawa Tours shares the real, true & sometimes unflattering history of Starved Rock Country. See where Alson Woodruff executed the massacre that ended the Irish Rebellion on the I&M Canal. Hear the gruesome story of David Moore found bludgeoned to death in Allen Park. Then the investigation, arrest and subsequent hanging of his murderers.
From stoic Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln & Douglas Debates to the sad events of the Radium Girls, Ottawa has seen many highs and lows. We were designed as a government city at the end of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, expediting the statehood of Illinois.
We are inspired by our love of Starved Rock Country, history, nature and our passion to offer it all to you. We are not only an awesome tour we are your personal concierge to this great area.
Awesome Ottawa Tours
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
Tours daily April – November please schedule in advance
Cost: $30 per person
Difficulty: easy – moderate