This Illinois Central Railroad Depot, built in 1876, has been completely renovated and is now a 19-room museum reflecting the history of the Amboy area. Other attractions adjoining the museum include: a steam locomotive on display, a one-room schoolhouse, the Illinois Central Freight House, and a 1920′s era Norfolk & Western caboose all open for tours.
Loveland Community House and Museum has conference room rentals and other rooms for events, wedding receptions, retirement parties and has a museum full of interesting exhibits ranging from the original equipment used in Charles Walgreens (Founder of Walgreen Drug Stores) first drug store to the mirror Abraham Lincoln once looked into when he was getting a shave. Stop in and see what civil war or Native American relics you may spy.
The Abraham Lincoln statue is located in the former Fort Dixon site next to the old settlers memorial cabin located in Dixon, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln served in the Army here at Fort Dixon, IL. The cabin was built in 1894 as a memorial to the early settlers of the Rock River Valley. Landowners of the region each provided an initialed log to erect the cabin. The cabin was moved to its’ present site in the Lincoln Statue Park in 1969. The cabin is maintained and open for display on certain days of the year by the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society. Call for information.