Experience the Midwest

Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa University’s residential campus, known as The College, is located in the state of Kansas at the heart of the U.S. Ottawa is a Midwest town with over 12,000 people. Residents of Ottawa enjoy an array of restaurants, shopping, recreational trails and seasonal festivals. To learn more about the community of Ottawa click here.

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Road trip, anyone? The College is located in a vibrant college town within easy driving distance of the big city. The best of both worlds! Ottawa is located only 35 minutes from the Kansas City Metro area where sports and the arts come together forming a melting pot of entertainment. If you’re a sports fan, attend any of Kansas City’s professional sporting events including Chiefs football (NFL), Royals baseball (MLB) and Sporting Kansas City (MLS). Want to enjoy the artistic side of Kansas City? Attend a performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, catch live music in Kansas City’s Crossroads District or participate in First Fridays and browse the work of local artists. Kansas City also hosts numerous festivals throughout the year providing enjoyment for both locals and visitors. It’s a Midwest cultural experience you won’t want to miss!

Other popular cities are also located within driving distance of Ottawa.

Lawrence, Kansas     25 minutes
Wichita, Kansas     2 hours
Tulsa, Oklahoma     3 hours
Omaha, Nebraska     3.5 hours
St. Louis, Missouri     4.5 hours
Dallas, Texas     7 hours
Denver, Colorado     8 hours