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attractions ILLINOIS Andresen Nature Center Lock & Dam 13 409 North 4th Street | Fulton, IL 815-499-5869 | 4999 Lock Road | Fulton, IL 815-589-3313 | The Andresen Nature Center features displays of local wildlife, insects, and flora found along the local watershed of the upper Mississippi River. Located within 100 yards of the Mississippi River and adjacent to Heritage Canyon in Fulton, IL, the Center is dedicated to providing insight into, appreciation for, and conservation of our local natural resources. This facility is open year round. The river is closed to navigation annually from mid-December to the first part of March. This lock & dam, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, allows for viewing bald eagles during the winter months, from November to March. Public lock & dam tours are held Sundays at 1 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Special group tours may be arranged by calling the park rangers. Covered Bridge Crosby Road | Morrison, IL Step back in time when you visit Whiteside County’s very own covered bridge. Located north of Highway 30 off of Orange St., the bridge is on the way to Morrison-Rockwood State Park. Fulton Windmill 10th Avenue & 1st Street | Fulton, IL 815-589-4545 | Fulton’s authentic Dutch Windmill, “De Immigrant,” was prefabricated in the Netherlands and erected by Dutch craftsmen. The windmill sits on the flood control dike and houses Fulton’s Welcome Center and gift shop. This is open from June through September daily and weekends in May and October. Heritage Canyon 515 North 4th Street | Fulton, IL 815-589-4545 | Heritage Canyon, on the banks of the Mississippi River, displays restored buildings from the 1800s. The buildings sit in an old limestone quarry that was purchased in 1967 by Harold and Thelma Wierenga and converted to preserve the integrity of the natural surroundings. All buildings are authentically furnished and tours are self-guided. Morrison Rockwood State Park Martin House Museum 707 10th Avenue | Fulton, IL 815-589-2997 | The Fulton Historical Society is located in this Civil War era home donated to the city. The museum house several antiques, a genealogy research room and Fulton memorabilia. Morrison Farmers’ Market 202 East Lincolnway | Morrison, IL 815-772-4874 www. Locally grown, fresh produce and crafts are available at the market, which is open Saturday mornings, rain or shine, during the growing season. Visit www. for more information. 18750 Lake Road | Morrison, IL 815-772-4708 This picturesque state park featuring beautiful Lake Carlton, a stream-fed reservoir, offers a variety of recreational opportunities including picnicking, camping, fishing, boating, and hiking, as well as equestrian trails, archery, and an abundance of wildlife. Winter sports such as ice fishing, ice skating, and cross-country skiing are also popular at the park. Located north of Morrison in Whiteside County, the park comprises 1,150 acres. The concession area offers a full range of bait and tackle supplies, as well as boat rental. Windmill Cultural Center 111 10th Avenue | Fulton, IL 815-589-3925 | The center houses an extensive collection of European model windmills, ranging from 3 to 6 feet tall, as well as additional items and exhibits pertaining to multicultural heritages, including Dutch. Reagan Trail Fulton, IL | Fulton was recently added to the Ronald Reagan Trail. The trail showcases some of the former president’s roots, including the heritage of Reagan’s parents living in Fulton. fulton windmill Visitor And Newcomer Guide | 2019 11