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Want to kill some time in Ottawa? Here's some potential ideas for stuff to do. Ottawa has a diverse array of historical places and buildings for local history buffs to explore. Barnes Apple Barn, Case Library, as well as Coal Creek Library, are easily within reach. The zoo is a super hyper-fun way to get out and learn about the earth and our place in it, and with all the walking you'll find it's a great way to stretch your legs as well. Check out Topeka Zoo or try Topeka Zoological Park.

Take it up a notch with something a little more exciting. Ottawa has a bunch of awesome local county parks and great places to be outside for all. Plan some time this weekend and check out Mears Park or maybe stop by Edgerton Library and borrow a copy of Huntress by Malinda Lo, or something easy to read and spend some time in the shade at at Douglas State Fishing Lake. When you are in Ottawa those in the know suggest taking in the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park. Overbrook Osage County Fair is easy to get to and always has tons of pleasant diversions. Even when the fair is not in town there are usually tons of pleasant things to do. From midway attractions to home shows and live music the local fairgrounds near Ottawa are a great place to find family stuff to do. Now stop looking at this page and find out about the scheduled events in the Ottawa Fair and Events Directory.

After all this take a moment to re-energize Going out for ice cream is a blast. Craving something sweet? There are dozens of ways for you to get an ice cream headache in town. Get to Sylas & Maddy's Home Made Ice Cream, or stop at Sheridan's Frozen Custard for superb vanilla or maybe some fantastic sorbets. Time to wind down a little now. Like to bend an elbow while indulging in some vodka's, or meet some new people and get super blind drunk during your time in Ottawa. Sample something satisfying like a Cranberry Chiller, or perhaps a Wild Strawberry Punch. While in Ottawa chill at Skooners Bar & Grill, Cheyenne Country, or Other Place. Wanna try a different itinerary, no worries just reload the page to get a whole new plan. Or click new itinerary

AMUSEMENTS

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A number of family friendly amusements are found in and around Ottawa, Kansas. If you like mini golf or just want to get outside the options are unlimited. Start planning and get there! When you're in Ottawa try out Kansas Sports Center or roll over to Smiley's Golf Complex for some insane fun.

ARTSY PLACES

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Look for galleries and wide range of realist art within reach of Ottawa. Whether you are looking for a velvet Elvis or would like to find a place that you can try out your beret. Check out the surroundings at some area galleries, you'll find a variety of inspired ways to spend the day in in Ottawa. Try Linda's Frame Shop or check out what's artsy at Vormehr & Youngquist Gallery.

Linda's Frame Shop
(785) 242-6650
230 South Main Street
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Art Affair
(785) 594-7470
622 High Street
Baldwin City, KS 66006

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(785) 832-2323
1801 West 23rd Street
Lawrence, KS 66046


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Framery
(913) 294-4499
11 West Wea Street
Paola, KS 66071

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BARS

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Like to bend an elbow while indulging in a few superbly mixed drinks or rent a limo and get totally zonked. right here in Ottawa. Taste something off the beaten path maybe a Be Cointreauversial, Caf or possibly an Into The Blue. While in Ottawa pull up a chair at Skooners Bar & Grill, Cheyenne Country or Other Place. For more options review the Ottawa, Kansas bar directory. Tell everyone about your favorite bartender in our directory.

Cheyenne Country
(785) 242-1774
2459 Old Highway 50
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Other Place
(785) 242-8926
1020 N Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Bishop's Brew
(785) 242-8920
120 E Dundee St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Sandbar
(785) 242-8888
1608 S Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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BOWLING

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Get out and crush some pins while enjoying the fun at Royal Crest Lanes. Bowling is a great way to burn calories and we've run down the best lanes in Ottawa, right here. Try going to Garnett Bowl. Or for more bowling alleys in the area click on the Ottawa, Kansas bowling directory. Know a place that's a complete perfect game support our community and add it to our directory.

Paola Country Side Lanes
(913) 294-3746
South Highway 169
Paola, KS 66071

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Garnett Bowl
(785) 448-5711
Highway 59 North
Garnett, KS 66032

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Kansas Union Jaybowl
(785) 864-3545
1 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

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Royal Crest Lanes
(785) 842-1234
933 Iowa St
Lawrence, KS 66044

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BRAIN FREEZE

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Going out for ice cream is great fun. Want to get chill and hit that sweet tooth? We have dozens of ways for you to get your brain freeze on in Ottawa. Looking for the tastiest Goo Goo Cluster (Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Peanuts, Marshmallow and Caramel Swirls) or simply some flavorful vanilla we've got your hookup While you're hanging out in Ottawa stop in at Sylas & Maddy's Home Made Ice Cream or try Sheridan's Frozen Custard. Visited a place with gourmet root beer floats or awesome premium ice cream? Review it here or add it to our listings.

Russell Stover Candies
(785)830-8603
1300 West 23rd Street
Lawrence, KS 66046

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Sheridan's Frozen Custard
(785)331-4426
2030 West 23rd Street
Lawrence, KS 66046

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Baskin Robbins
(785)842-9473
1524 West 23rd Street
Lawrence, KS 66046

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Cold Stone Creamery
(785)842-8900
647 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044

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COFFEE BARS

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It's not cool to get your coffee at Circle K and coffee is all about cool these days. The proliferation of flavor choices are best enjoyed when prepared by real professionals. Finding the right place with the right vibe and the right grinds makes it so much better. Ottawa has a dozen of great places to get caffeinated. Try some new specialty flavors like Chocolate Cherry Flavored Coffee or Almond Cookie Flavored Coffee. Stop at when you're in Ottawa. Know of a place that serves the best Zebra Mocha? Tell your friends and write a review.

RESTAURANTS

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Restaurant choices abound in Ottawa from Seafood to four star dining there are diverse opportunities to satiate your tastebuds. Peruse the Ottawa, Kansas restaurant listings and find some great places to get your mow on. While you're in town we recommend you stop by Sale Barn Cafe or drop by some of the other local eateries like Chartwells or Cheyenne Country.

Sale Barn Cafe
(785) 242-5301
3619 Highway 59
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Blimpie Sub & Salad
(785) 242-0700
302 N Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Horseshoe Cafe
(785) 242-9260
405 N Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Chartwells
(785) 242-6864
1001 S Cedar St
Ottawa, KS 66067


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FAIRGROUNDS

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The local fairgrounds always have amazing stuff to do. If you want to plan something with the kids the fairgrounds always have great fun stuff for all. Even when the fair is not in town there are usually tons of family oriented things to do. From livestock auctions to speedway racing and festivals the local fairgrounds near Ottawa are great for finding a great way to spend the day. Turn off the TV, get the kids in the car and get out to see what's up this weekend at Overbrook Osage County Fair.

FAST FOOD PLACES

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Ottawa here in our directory. Reviewers recommend you get to Blimpie's Subs & Salads or consume mass quantities at Jimmy John's. Buon appetito!

Blimpie's Subs & Salads
(785)331-3066
2301 Wakarusa Dr Ste B
Lawrence, KS 66047

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Dairy Queen
(785)448-3911
212 N Maple St
Garnett, KS 66032

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Round Corner Drug Store
(785)843-0200
801 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044

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Community Mercantile Cooperative
(785)843-8544
901 Iowa St
Lawrence, KS 66044

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GOLF COURSES

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Why is golf more fun than baseball or football? Well for starters it is virtually impossible to "fix" a pro golf tournament. Now that's settled so get out your drivers throw your clubs in the car and check out the well groomed links courses and driving ranges easily accessible to Ottawa. Silver Lake Golf Course has some intimidating water hazards that are complemented by beautiful grounds. Or visit the pro shop at Ottawa Country Club, check out the latest gear from Callaway or shave some points off your game with the new Ping i15 Better-Player Hybrids then cruise the cart over to the 19th hole Know of a place that's a total hole in one? Write a review!

HISTORIC PLACES

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When you're in Ottawa definitely check out Barnes Apple Barn, Case Library, or Coal Creek Library. Ottawa has a number of significant historical places for those curious about history to enjoy. Look into the Ottawa, Kansas historical places directory to find more great historical places within reach of Ottawa. Or browse the Kansas historical places listings for important information on all of the historical stuff to do when you're in Kansas.

LIBRARIES

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Why should I go to the library? Great excursion for kids: Many of the free programs are kid- and family-friendly, and the library is a great place for a field trip. Spark the love of reading early on by getting your kid a library card, and he'll be excited to be able to choose any book to bring home. Borrowing and returning books also creates and teaches kids a sense of responsibility. revisiting the classics such as King Lear to masterfully written and fairly new works like A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford. It's all at the library for free! Whether you want Niccolò Machiavelli or Judy Budnitz, the Ottawa, Kansas library directory has a multitude of great places to read. Wherever your interests lie you'll discover a multitude of genres like Classics, Young, Cookbooks, and Manga. showing off your massive intellect and bloviating about poets like Denise Levertov at cocktail parties.

MUSEUMS

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Ottawa offers numerous museums and galleries to families and children interested in the arts. While in town get to John Brown Museum or stop at University of Kansas - Lawrence Campus D. Going to the museum is a totally non creepy first date. Need another reason? Museums make you feel good. Need yet another reason to go? How about brilliant renaissance paintings? Still not sure if you should go to the museum, here's another reason. Don't take this the wrong way but your prized collection of velvet clown paintings is not art so go and enjoy art as it should be experienced at Old Castle Museum.

NIGHTLIFE

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Another night with your X Box and the bros is gonna be a sausage fest so maybe let's go all Chris Brown on the dancefloor at the raging nightspots in the sweet, sweet city of Ottawa. The crowd will stare in amazement when you purchase your fourth Peppermint Cream and exhibit your Clown Walk techniques at Pepper's Lounge. When you bale bounce to Bishop's Brew or try your best late night pick up lines at Cheyenne Country Be sure to tip your waiters and waitresses and go to Jimmy John's for some after hours grindage. Know a nightspot that's off the hook? Give em their props and add it theThe Ottawa, Kansas nightlife directory.

Cheyenne Country
(785)242-1774
2459 Old Highway 50
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Pepper's Lounge
(785)242-8328
111 N Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Other Place
(785)242-8926
1020 N Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Bishop's Brew
(785)242-8920
120 E Dundee St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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PARKS

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Ottawa has diverse local city parks and great places to be outside for those who love the outdoors. Get yourself off the couch and visit Mears Park or maybe stop by Edgerton Library and pick up a copy of The Isis Covenant by James Douglas, or another enjoyable novel and enjoy the solitude and tranquil setting at Douglas State Fishing Lake. When you are staying in Ottawa those in the know recommend taking in the lush greenery at Forest Park.

Forest Park
500 North Locust Street
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Mears Park
3082 Tennessee Road
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Spring Creek Park
1844-1848 North 100 Road
Baldwin City, KS 66006

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Douglas State Fishing Lake
Angler Access Trail
Baldwin City, KS 66006

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SHOPPING

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Need to relieve some stress and you deserve to spoil yourself a little you don't need a reason, we get it. It's always time to shop! Whether you're looking for established designers like Dolce & Gabbana or want to tell everyone about the neat designer Mimco stuff you got this weekend. Ottawa is close to tons of places to get your shop on look into The Ottawa, Kansas shopping directory to find shopping malls with boutiques and merchandise from Abdul Halder, Anja Gockel, David Andersen, and Tatiana Sudaryanto. When you're in Ottawa check out J C Penneys, or get to Kohl's for a more low key shopping fix.

SPAS / SALONS

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Oh the benefits of being a woman it's totally easier C'mon you never have to fix the sprinklers, you never have to put your other arm in an uncomfortable position all night when spooning (since you are always on the inside), and it's okay to like ballet. But all this comes with at a cost, and with some strings attached, you gotta look good it's scandalous out there whether you need a stimulating facial, a serene stress massage, some attention getting tints or highlights, or your feet look like you just escaped from prison. The focus is on you. You need to look good so you can feel good and keep your game strong. Don't worry honey. We've got your personal appearance hook up to be beautiful in Ottawa. Check out all the options in the Ottawa, Kansas Personal Care Directory.

Jabez Salon & Spa Co
(785) 242-6245
205 S Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Leah's Styling Salon
(785) 242-3272
119 E 2nd St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Ann Nails
(785) 242-0040
107 E 2nd St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Hair Designers
(785) 242-3395
130 S Hickory St
Ottawa, KS 66067

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THEATRE / ARTS

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Ottawa has a huge selection of community theatre productions within minutes of the city center. Taking in the theatre is a great first date and the best part is you don't have to wear 3D glasses. C'mon get some culture it won't kill you. Check into local productions of the classics like The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill: Socialist and anarchist political ideologies come to light through the life experiences of down-on-their-luck barflies longing for their more prosperous pasts. Or find local interpretations of entertaining musicals like Beauty and the Beast. Check out the Ottawa, Kansas theatre and live performance directory for details. We recommend you check out University of Kansas - Lawrence Campus M or Lawrence Arts Center when you're in town.

WORLD FLAVORS

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Tired of eating Kraft macaroni and cheese? No sweat, Ottawa has bodacious places to get your tastebuds out to some far away places. Poppycocks Pub & Grill for sure is a tasty possibility or plan some additional exercise in the morning and consume mass quantities at Wind Chimes Chinese Restaurant for more detailed eats or to find the best chicken parm around Ottawa check out the Ottawa, Kansas world flavors directory. Know of a place that's got awesome Mongolian beef or tubular fajitas help a brotha out and write them a nice review.

ZOOS

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Plan a day at the zoo and everyone is assured a great day, with all the walking from exhibit to exhibit it's a great way for everyone to get some exercise. Between running around searching for the Gorilla enclosure and the Centipedes attractions find a moment to stop for a photo with the zoo's bizarre and interesting animal guests. When you're looking for wild wild fun (literally) in Ottawa check out the vibe Topeka Zoo, or for more great zoos and gardens look into the Ottawa, Kansas zoo and gardens directory.


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About Ottawa


Ottawa is a city situated along the Marais des Cygnes River in the central part of Franklin County, located in east-central Kansas, 50 miles southwest of Kansas City, Mo., in the central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,649. It is the county seat and most populous city of Franklin County. Ottawa is included in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
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Ottawa, Kansas History

The town grew up around Ottawa Indian settlements. The tribe lived in the area from 1837 to 1867 and donated land for Ottawa University. The town and university were named for the tribe.The city of Ottawa has a history of flooding due to the Marais Des Cygnes river. One of the first big floods which was noted happened in 1844, twenty years before the city's founding in 1864. No official measurements were taken, though was estimated to be at. A flood in 1928 had a crest point of 38.65 in which 6 people died. Other flood years include 1904, with a crest of; 1909, cresting at; 1915, cresting at, and 1944 cresting at.However, it is the Great Flood of 1951 which is the most …Read More
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Ottawa, Kansas Geography

Ottawa is located at (38.612044, -95.266513). The city is situated along the Marais des Cygnes River. It is located 58 miles (93 km) southwest of Kansas City at the junction of U.S. Route 59 and K-68. U.S. Route 50 and Interstate 35 bypass to the south of the city with the business route for US-50 passing through the city.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.4 km²), of which 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²) is land and 0.15% is water.
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