Communities/Ottawa, Illinois
Opened in 1910, The Roxy Cinema is a popular downtown Ottawa attraction and site of the annual River City Film Festival.

Life In Ottawa, Illinois

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Located in northern Illinois, Ottawa is a diverse and progressive city offering a small-town lifestyle with modern amenities. Take a look into the city’s past at the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum, or tour the ornate rooms and grounds of the Reddick Mansion. Hike the trails in Buffalo Rock State Park, explore the gardens and monuments in Washington Square, and then cool off in the splash pad in Fox River Park. Visit downtown Ottawa to discover unique shops... 

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1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Chicago Midway Airport • 75 mi

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84 / 18

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Ottawa: FUN FACT

As one of the earliest examples of political media events, the first debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas was held in Ottawa on August 21, 1858. Onlookers watched the spectacle from the steps of the Reddick Mansion, across the street from the famous debate site.

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