Ottawa, IL - The Middle of Everywhere

2024 Ottawa’s Hot Glass Hunt

July 18, 2024 – August

Looking for adventure this summer?
Join us in the Ottawa Hot Glass Hunt through historical Ottawa.

In conjunction with the Ottawa Visitors Center, the City of Ottawa has commissioned local artist Laura Johnson to create 20 beautiful glass blown ornaments with a glass hook carefully attached to the top.

This new, unique program is a first for visitors of all ages and is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to explore and enjoy various locations and sites throughout the city of Ottawa, all while hunting for one of these beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces- find one and it is yours to keep!

10 locations throughout the city will participate by having the art glass pieces hidden in various outdoor locations throughout their site. For many people to enjoy these one-of-a-kind creations, we are kindly asking that you only claim one per person.

Washington Square Park

Jordan Block

I & M Canal Tollhouse

Downtown Courthouse

City Hall

Reddick Mansion Garden

The Row Houses

Appellate Court

Allen Park

The Radium Girls

Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum

Once you hunt down an ornament, let us know by posting it on your social media and tagging @VisitOttawaIL and hash-tagging #ottawailmiddleofeverywhere #starvedrockhotglass

Submitting your photo enters you in a raffle to win another prize from the Ottawa Visitors Center! For many people to enjoy these one-of-a-kind creations, we kindly ask that you only claim one per person