510 E. Etna Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 433-9600
Fax: (815) 433-9696
This three-story, 22-room mansion is one of the most expensive and elaborate Italianate homes constructed prior to the Civil War. Several of the rooms have been restored. Today the mansion is home to several non-profit organizations, as well as the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
This quaint wine cottage features regional Illinois wines. Visitors enjoy sampling the wines while shopping for gourmet foods, wine accessories and unique gifts.
18 canyons formed by glacial meltwater and stream erosion and a lodge with 72 luxury hotel rooms, 22 comfortable cabin rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a children
This family owned winery offers wonderful tours, a tasting room with artisan cheese and gourmet chocolates and a shop where you can purchase handcrafted wines.
Visit this winery and tasting room and discover the delicious wines from the Illinois River Valley.
While the borders of the greater Chicago area now extend well beyond its original lakeside locale, the fringes of the city were once a contentious boundary between white settlers and native tribes. The Indian Creek Massacre was one such flare up of this conflict, in which Potawatomi and Sauk warriors retaliated for an assault on a tribesman by a settler at an illegally constructed dam. In the aftermath of this attack, several settlers fled to the protection of frontier forts such as adjacent Fort Dearborn, adding to the growing number of settlers who were filling out the grounds of modern day Chicago.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 57 room Victorian mansion, is open on Wednesday through Sunday afternoons, for one hour tours. The seven-level mansion has 16,000-square-feet and features a mansard roof; dormer windows; molded cornices; decorative brackets; and a tower crowned by a 30-foot cupola. Although faded, the interior of the mansion is virtually unchanged, since the 19th century, with the original decor. Among the highlights is the mansion's two-story gymnasium, which spans the basement and ground levels.
This is one of fifteen locks, built on the Illinois & Michigan Canal, to to accommodate the differences in elevation along the route. Restored to its 1848 condition, this lock is representative of mid-19th century canal locks.
This elegant home offers a look back into the 18th century with beautiful furnishings and lush gardens. Take a tour through the house and grounds and enjoy the splendor of days gone by.
The celebrated Farnsworth House acts as a fine example of modernist domestic architecture. It was constructed between 1945 and 1951. The house spans over a 60-acre (24-hectare) estate in close proximity to the Fox River that flows through the south of Plano City, Illinois. It is basically a one-room weekend retreat and predominantly a glass and steel structure. The finely-created 1500 square-foot (139 square-meter) house is broadly accepted as a masterpiece defining International Style of architecture. The striking design and landscaping makes for a great backdrop to plan an event. Catering services and provision for beverages is made in the house from excellent caterers.