Awesome Ottawa Tours

Awesome Ottawa Tours

We add FUN to the beauty and history of Ottawa!

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.



We show you the good, bad & Ugly of our area.

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.

Plus, more, while surrounded by an America in Bloom City and a Downtown on the Register of Historic Places.


Awesome Ottawa Historic Tours

Our logo is based on the flag of the City of Ottawa.

Our logo is based on the flag of the City of Ottawa.


You will feel like a pioneering local after our tours

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 have found the history that was lost to time.

Indian Burial Mounds & Forgotten Graveyards Tour. Daniels Graveyard.


Research is the Awesome Ottawa Tours Difference.

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.

Do not just visit Ottawa, Illinois dive in, roll around, breath it in!


Awesome Ottawa Tours

624 Court Street

Ottawa, IL 61350

Tours daily April – November please schedule in advance

Cost: $30 per person

Difficulty: easy – moderate




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Drop in and see us! Ottawa Visitors Center, 1028 La Salle Street, Ottawa IL 61350

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