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Ottawa is designated as the County seat of Franklin County and a town of many attractions and much history. You will enjoy visiting the many attractions including the oldest Cinema in America, a barn quilt block tour, or a historical museum. Ottawa is home to Ottawa University established in 1865 and the modern campus of Neosho County Community College.

Many unique eating opportunities await you here such as, a restaurant on the banks of the Marais de Cygne river, Bar B Q, Italian, Chinese or Mexican fare & more. There are many events on the yearly calendar such as the KOFO Home and Garden Show in March, the Franklin County Fair held in July, The Power of the Past Antique Engine & Tractor Show and the Ol’ Marais River Run Car Show. There are two biking and walking trails, Prairie Spirit and Flint Hills that run through Ottawa for enthusiasts.