Plan an exciting fall escape at our Ottawa, IL area hotel, nestled in a scenic setting near Starved Rock State Park. On October 9th and 10th, experience Ghosts of Ottawa Past, a spine-tingling tour that will take you around the historic haunted spots of the region. Learn about the storied pasts of popular attractions like Reddick Mansion. Whether or not you put stock in supernatural forces like ghosts and hauntings, you’re sure to hear a tale or two that will make you think twice about what you believe.
The famous Reddick Mansion and Gardens is a notorious local landmark that offers visitors a taste of the high affluence of the 1800s. With distinct architecture and old-world charm, you’ll be taken back in time to explore the life and times of those who inhabited this majestic space. The walking tour will take you around some chilling sites, including the location of the last legal hanging in La Salle County and a former funeral parlor. See a whole other side of downtown Ottawa as you stroll around four city blocks while famous ghost characters appear to share their stories.
Recommended for ages 13 and older, the tours will take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the cost of $10 per person. After each tour, you can come back to the mansion to enjoy refreshments. To register, you can call Reddick Mansion at (815) 433-6100. The funds raised will go toward the preservation and improvement of the mansion. Book your stay at our resort to enjoy an indoor wet wonderland while you tap into the area’s unique history.