An Inside look at Ottawa's Rock Paper Scissors

An Inside look at Ottawa's Rock Paper Scissors

Located in beautiful downtown Ottawa, just a short drive to the east from Starved Rock State Park, you'll find Rock Paper Scissors, the area's premier family-friendly shopping destination.Rock Paper Scissors specializes in toys, early reader books, games and puzzles. Housed in a …
Five unique antique destinations in Starved Rock Country

Five unique antique destinations in Starved Rock Country

If you're seeking antiques in Starved Rock Country, look no further. We've assembled a day trip itinerary that will take you, and your fellow antiquers, to five of the most exciting and offbeat vintage stores Starved Rock Country has to offer.True NorthThe Scout Flea Market, whic…
An unabridged look at Ottawa's Prairie Fox Books

An unabridged look at Ottawa's Prairie Fox Books

Prairie Fox books, an independent store housed inside of a historic building in beautiful downtown Ottawa, is pushing the envelope of what a small-town bookstore can, and should, be.If you take a peek through the large shop windows outside Prairie Fox Books, you'll spot the shelv…
City Folk brings urban decor to Starved Rock Country

City Folk brings urban decor to Starved Rock Country

In the heart of downtown Ottawa you'll find City Folk Urban Decor, a new boutique art store specializing in limited edition artist signed prints and other eclectic interior decorations.There's something for every taste and price point at City Folk. Everything including handmade e…
Bargain Books in Starved Rock Country

Bargain Books in Starved Rock Country

Calling all bookworms, the American Association of University Women’s Annual Book Sale returns to Ottawa’s Washington Square Park this weekend!A long-standing tradition during Riverfest, and local favorite event, this sale brings together thousands of rare and eclectic used books…
A Mess of Things offers eclectic decor and more

A Mess of Things offers eclectic decor and more

Ottawa's A Mess of Things is a carefully curated home and garden market, offering local and regionally made goods, fair trade items, vintage apparel and much more. Keep scrolling to learn more about this on trend boutique in the heart of Starved Rock Country.This extends to Janin…
Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner, we have eight great options for getting your dad a gift in Starved Rock Country.What kind of dad are you shopping for?For the vacationer dad: Kishauwau Starved Rock Area CabinsFor the boat loving dad: Quest WatersportsFor the adventurous d…
Enter the Arcade at O-Nett Gaming Co.

Enter the Arcade at O-Nett Gaming Co.

In the days before home consoles and smartphones ruled the gaming scene, arcades were the go-to for kids after school. When home consoles began having arcade gems like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Pac-Man available in the same form as they were at the arcades it put a dent i…