Ottawa, IL - The Middle of Everywhere

About OVC

The Ottawa Visitors Center was established to serve the traveling public with information on lodging, attractions, events and tourism amenities. We market Ottawa in partnership with regional tourism organizations, the Illinois Office of Tourism and Heritage Corridor Destinations. Promoting Ottawa to the leisure traveler outside a fifty mile radius is our main focus.


Monday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Tuesday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Wednesday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Thursday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday 10AM–2PM
Sunday Closed

Phone: 815-434-2737

Address: 1028 LaSalle St Ottawa, IL 61350

The OVC is funded by the City of Ottawa Hotel Motel Tax and tourism related grants and has been recognized for outstanding achievement in the field of advertising and promotions:

Ottawa Map and Guide


The Ottawa Visitors Center will list all shopping and dining establishments with an Ottawa address on our Website FREE of charge!

Submit Business

Hello Neighbor!

Hosting an up-coming Event in the Ottawa area? The Ottawa Visitors Center can help promote your event! We will post your event FREE of charge to our on-line events calendar as well as submit it to other tourism web sites( All events must be tourism related. We cannot post fundraisers, advertisements or in house entertainment.) Must also have a 30 day advanced notice of the event and to keep us updated about any type of cancellations of said event.

Submit Event

The OVC Board meets online because of Covid. Please contact the OVC for instructions to join.

Please visit these partners in tourism: