Lee County Attractions

Burma Shave Sign Sublette, IL

Burma Shave Roadside Signs

Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small sequential highway roadside signs.

Carson Pirie Scott Landmark

Carson Pirie Scott Historic Site

Carson Pirie Scott Store Site, a plaque denoting original site of the first Carson Pirie Scott Store is displayed on exterior of the Long Branch Saloon.

Chaplin Creek Historic Village

Chaplin Creek Village

Chaplin Creek Village is an evolving, full-scale historical restoration project depicting a prairie settlement typical of the middle 19th century.

HI Lincoln Building

H.I. Lincoln Building & Lincoln Highway Assoc. National HQ

H.I. Lincoln Building - Lincoln Highway Association National HQ. In 1860, Henry I. Lincoln, a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, erected a two story, native limestone store on the main street of town to house his dry goods store.

Mesker Store Front

Mesker Storefront

Enter During the late 1800s and early 1900s, store owners ordered sheet metal facades and cast iron storefronts to spruce up their buildings. text here.

Mormons in Amboy, IL

Mormon Historic Site

Mormon Plaque, a memorial plaque on the early history of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) in the Amboy area. 
 

Midway Drive In Theater

Midway Drive In Theater

The Midway Drive-In opened in 1950 and has been in continuous operation ever since, making it one of the two oldest operating Drive-Ins in Illinois.

Lee County Courthouse Dixon, IL

Old Lee County Courthouse and Lincoln Speech Marker

The Old Lee County Courthouse is a great meeting space and historic attraction. There are several historic monuments located on the property as well.

Presidents Park Dixon, IL

Old Settlers Cabin, Lincoln Statue and Fort Dixon Site

The Old Settlers Memorial Cabin located in Dixon, Illinois was built in 1894 as a memorial to the early settlers of the Rock River Valley. 


Reagan Peace Park Dixon, IL

Reagan Peace Park

Reagan Peace Park displays a piece of the Historic Berlin Wall and a twenty-foot marble sculpture, “Wings of Peace and Freedom” donated to the City of Dixon by Bulgarian immigrant, Nich Tanev.

Temperance Hill Cemetery

Temperance Hill Cemetery

Temperance Hill Cemetery and Prairie Preserve. This cemetery, started in 1846, is situated on virgin prairie and an Illinois Nature Preserve. Off Rte. 52 north of Amboy, west of Rte. 52 and Inlet Rd. junction.

Dixon Memorial Arch

Victory Memorial Arch

The Old Lee County Courthouse is a great meeting space and historic attraction. There are several historic monuments located on the property as well.