Things don’t always go as planned when filming, but that’s part of the fun! Watch this behind the scenes with bloopers from our filming in Ottawa, Illinois. You’ll see that the locals not only gave us great tips and stories, but truly made our filming experience special.
Check out more fun photos from the filming below and watch the “Illinois: Ottawa & Beyond” episode on your local PBS TV station and Create TV on Thursday, June 15th at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT.
Touring downtown Ottawa and learning about the history of this city whose growth was spurred by the Illinois & Michigan Canal, with local Denny Bute.
When you open this bakery door, it smells good! With Ottawa’s Mayor trying sticky buns at Ottawa Bakery.
A class in glass blowing from Laura Johnson, owner of Starved Rock Hot Glass in Ottawa and a graduate of the University of Illinois.
Wine tasting fun with Mark Wenzel at Illinois Sparkling Company.
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Fun doing art while dining at Mark Allen’s American Kitchen in Peru, Illinois.