Lee County Fun

Lee County Fun, is what you’ll find when visiting Lee County, Illinois. You’ll encounter a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to shift gears and slow down. Lee County is home to many famous Illinois Attractions such as the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Museum. If you love nature and the great outdoors, hike the trails of the Franklin Creek State Natural Area where you can tour the only truly water-powered grist mill in Illinois, or go down the road a ways and watch majestic bison roam the sweeping expanse of natural prairie at Nachusa Grasslands.

History buffs will love learning about the early days of an American icon at the Boyhood Home of President Ronald Reagan in Dixon. Then, just a few blocks down the street, there’s the Northwest Territory Historic Center where you can tour an extensive exhibit depicting the lifestyle and legacy of the war Blackhawk and the Sauk Indians during the era of the Native American – Blackhawk Indian War.

Do you like historic trivia and tidbits? Discover different aspects of the story of the first transcontinental highway in the United States in the Lincoln Highway Coalition’s interpretive display at the Dixon Welcome Center and at the Lincoln Highway Association’s National Headquarters at the H.I.Lincoln Building in Franklin Grove.


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