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Illinois Waterway Visitor Center 

. Description:  Part of the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Center, this small visitor center is located at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam on the Illinois River, directly across from Starved Rock State Park.
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How to find: 
Address:
950 N 27th Road
Ottawa, IL 61350

Parent Organization:
Illinois Waterways
Contacts
Phone 815 667-4054
(Army Corps of Engineers, Ottawa)
URL
Utica IL:  http://www.utica-il.com/Waterway.asp
National Park Service
   www.nps.gov/ilmi/
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What kind of visit you can have: Located next to working locks on the Illinois River, and tours of the lock and dam are available weekends in summer, observation deck available all year.  Exhibits at the center focus on the building of the Illinois Waterway, which succeeded the I&M Canal.  Make this part of a trip down the Heritage Corridor, or stop at the park across the River.  
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LaSalle County Historical Society   Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site, www.stepintoplaces.com  

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.Starved Rock State Park
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Nearby Places to Stay:

Lodging proprietors:  we offer free listings for name, address & local phone.  For  an extended listing with web address, e-mail, etc. and a 50 word description, please CLICK HERE
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Camping/RV  
LaSalle-Peru KOA 756 North 3150tt Rd Rte 2
Utica IL  61373
 

Bed & Breakfast

 
Brightwood Inn 2407 North State Route 178
Oglesby IL 61348
815 667-4600
Landers House & Lodge B&B 115 East Church
Utica IL 61373
815 667-5170
Prairie Rivers B&B 121 East Prospect Avenue
Ottawa IL 61350
815 434-3226
Brightwood Inn 2407 North State Route 178
Oglesby IL 61348
815 667-4600
Hart of Wenona 303 North Walnut
Wenona IL 61377
815 853-4778
Lord Stocking B&B 803 3rd Avenue
Mendota IL 61342
815 539-7905
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Ottawa Super 8 Motel, Comfort Inn Ottawa
Starved Rock Inn Route 6
Utica IL 61373
815 667-4238
Starved Rock Lodge Starved Rock State Park
Utica IL 61373
815 667-4227
Daniels Motel 1921 Saint Vincents Avenue
La Salle IL 61301
815 223-3829
Fairfield Inn 4385 Venture Drive
Peru IL 61354
815 223-7458
Holiday Inn Express Ottawa, Il 120 West Stevenson Road
Ottawa IL 61350
 
Kaskaskia Hotel 217 Marquette Street
La Salle IL 61301
815 223-1200
Ramada Inn 4389 Venture Drive
Peru IL 61354
815 224-9000
Sandman Motel 3190 North US Highway 251
La Salle IL 61301
815 223-8400
Tiki Motel 206 La Salle Road
La Salle IL 61301
815 224-1109
Valley View Motel 476 East State Route 351
Oglesby IL 61348
815 883-8944
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