Travel information, Guides, Itineraries

Travel information, Guides, Itineraries

Our travel guides, information and maps will give you what you need to plan your trip to Ottawa. The most up to date information is at your fingertips. Find full days packed with activity in Ottawa, from boutique shopping to seasonal events. This town alway has something in the works–no matter what time of year you visit.Come dip your toes where the Fox meets the Illinois, and lose yourself in a cave of salt. Take the paths of Presidents or blaze the trail with buffalo.  Savor worldly cuisine or sample the local roots.  Whether you’re traveling to visit family or just a few miles to see to explore, you will always arrive in the middle of everywhere.

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2021 LaSalle County Guide

The Official 2021 LaSalle County Visitors Guide connects you to all the best attractions, events, dinning, shopping and lodging destinations near Starved Rock! These guides are ideal for helping you plan your trip in advance, or for pointing you towards memorable spur of the moment activities. Pre-planned road trip itineraries and extensive park maps make it easier than ever before to start your adventure around Illinois’ greatest natural wonder.











Heritage Tour Guide is a self guided walking tour of our downtown. Learn the history of Ottawa, see large murals, study the architecture, and retrace the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln. This guide is a great way to familiarize yourself with the stores and restaurants as you stroll from one block to the next.









Starved Rock Country

Starved Rock Country is a brand dedicated to growing the awareness of everything the area has to offer: tourism, places to stay, things to do, great restaurants, parks, water sports and economic opportunity.











Enjoy Illinois Magazine

Find unexpected ways to enjoy Illinois in this biannual magazine that explores every corner of the state. Each issue offers a mix of travel stories, stunning photography and timely trip ideas that make the most of each season.










Heritage Corridor Travel This new 80-page guide is perfect for the road tripper, promoting destinations, hidden gems, and open-air adventure in the towns of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. With Ottawa right in the middle of the I and M corridor, this guide will lead you here and all around for the best to-do’s and to-see’s!










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