LaSalle County

LaSalle is known for its wealth of outdoor recreation and natural offerings, great restaurants, comfortable accommodations, and fascinating museums and historical sites.

Over a dozen communities make up LaSalle County … all unique, yet all brimming with Midwestern hospitality.

It is the home of Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Park, where visitors can discover waterfalls and caverns, bald eagles and butterflies, towering bluffs and more than 3,000 acres of lush forests to explore.

But LaSalle is so much more than its natural spaces. Charming shops and downtown districts fill your gift list and your appetites. Sep back in time at one of the many museums and mansions, and then rest-up at LaSalle County’s unique lodging.

Vintage Illinois is the largest wine tasting festival in the state of Illinois! It is truly an extraordinary wine tasting event held in beautiful Matthiessen State Park. In fact LaSalle County is home to several Illinois wineries, craft distilleries and micro-breweries to quench your thirst for local flavors.

Historic mansions and turn-of-the-century museums will fill your sense of nostalgia and wonder. And in Ottawa’s old town, a vivid array of outdoor murals bring our history to life, through a phone based tour that will have visitors traveling through time to hear to the strike of a pickax on stone as men struggle to build the canal, and the thundering hooves of a buffalo stampede.

Whatever your destination pleasure, you’re sure to find it in LaSalle County.