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The Middle of Everywhere

Ottawa, Illinois is a vibrant tourist destination located 80 miles outside of downtown Chicago. It is often considered to be “In the Middle of Everywhere”.  You are within a stone’s throw of many diverse activities–from lush and natural outdoor areas to renowned cultural and historic attractions. Surrounded by open spaces, rivers, and trails, Ottawa is a natural setting that allows for people to get outdoors and enjoy some relaxation. We serve as a hub to 4 state parks (Starved Rock, Matthiessen, Buffalo Rock, Illini State Park) and a nature preserve all within 20 minutes of our downtown.

Ottawa is in the Middle of Relaxation. Take a deep
breath in the soothing, natural setting that surrounds Ottawa, from lush, green botanicals lining the downtown streets, to the rolling hills of 4 beautiful State parks, gorgeous golf courses and all the boating, biking and hiking in Ottawa’s fresh outdoor space.
Ottawa is in the Middle of creative cuisine. Ottawa has a very diverse culinary scene with restaurants of all kinds. From your small-town coffee shop to local brewed beer, to casual & fine dining.
Ottawa is in the Middle of Comfort. You can settle down and snuggle up in one of Ottawa’s nearly 400 rooms, everything from established hotels to luxury resorts & private rentals, to cottage and B & B’s.
Ottawa is… The Middle of Making Memories. So, start making your Ottawa memories now! Book your stay, you’ll see why we love Ottawa.




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