Area Recreation, Attractions & Shopping
Challenge the kids to 18 holes of fun at Canyon Creek Miniature Golf Course. This 18-hole mini golf adventure is a blast with a flowing stream and waterfall. The course is open weather permitting. Located at Grand Bear Lodge
Let’s face it, everyone gets cabin fever! Get wild in nature at Bear Island, a four-tiered observation deck that overlooks Curtis Canyon – a breathtaking 80 foot seasonal waterfall that gives you a real appreciation for nature’s artwork. Bear Island is open year round for hiking and viewing the beauty of the landscape.
The stately Hegeler Carus Mansion is an architectural masterpiece and a key to the rich history of the Illinois Valley, the Midwest and the nation.
The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway unites more than 100 nature-based destinations throughout the Illinois River Valley, beginning in Ottawa and ending 140 miles south in Havana. The Byway showcases great places where visitors and residents alike can go to discover and experience the nature of the region. From hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, … Continue reading Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway
Board the LaSalle Canal Boat and enjoy the scenery, history, and relaxation of a mule-pulled ride on the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal.
Designed to utilize the area’s natural beauty, this scenic, 18 hole, 6900 yard, par 72 championship layout golf course is enjoyable for golfers of all skill. Gently rolling bentgrass fairways weave their way through a challenging landscape of mature oak woodlands, 49 bunkers, five lakes, and along a meandering creek. Water hazards come into play … Continue reading Oak Ridge Golf Club