Our Place in History!
The political landscape of our country may have been very different if it were not for the historic debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephan Douglas in 1858
Washington square, the site of this great debate, is where the awe inspiring bronze statues stand to commemorate this historical event.
The vibrant history of Ottawa is alive in both site and sound. The magnificent murals that grace the many buildings in historic Downtown Ottawa depict the evolving landscape over the years; from the raging buffalo that once grazed on the prairies, to the emergence of the industrial age, and the ever changing face of our beautiful hometown.
Take a guided tour by phone and experience the rich history and proud heritage of this amazing place that we proudly call home.
Ottawa’s historic relevance is in its rivers, its landmarks, its political significance, and in its people. Those of us who are lucky enough to call Starved Rock Country our home are proud of our slower pace of life which allows us to greet our neighbors with a smile and a handshake, and to know that community is more than a word , it’s who we are.
Come see and hear all about our home, and maybe, just maybe, you will want to make it yours!