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Dixon, Illinois: Hometown of President Reagan

Dixon Memorial Arch - Dixon, ILDixon, Illinois, a small town in Northwest Illinois, is most well known for being the hometown of President Ronald Reagan. In addition to the Reagan house, there are plenty of other historical attractions in town, including: the Memorial Arch, the Lincoln Memorial, and Veterans Memorial Park.

Scenic views of the Rock River at sunset in Dixon, ILThe scenic Rock River backdrop leads to plenty of recreation opportunities, including boating, fishing, and scenic walks. Check one of my favorite parks in town:

Lowell Park

Lowell Park bikeway in Dixon, ILTrees at Lowell Park in Dixon, ILScenic overlook at Lowell Park in Dixon, ILLowell Park river views in Dixon, ILViews of the Rock River from Lowell Park in Dixon, ILThere is a nice shaded, 3 mile biking/walking path which leads you down to the park. Make sure to stop at the scenic overlook for panoramic views. Boating, fishing, and scenic river views await you at the park.

Historical attractions

Lincoln Statue

This bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln acknowledges his service in the Black Hawk war. It is the only statue in existence where Lincoln is dressed in a military outfit.

Lincoln statue in Dixon, ILRonald Reagan’s Boyhood Home

Reagan house in Dixon, ILRonald Reagan statue in Dixon, ILMake sure to plan room for a tour of 4oth President Ronald Reagan’s childhood residence in Dixon, Illinois. Even though he only lived here for 3 years, he came back to visit frequently over the years. The tour guide will take you through each room of the house and provide a brief history of the family along with some interesting stories. To read my full experience and see more pictures, take a look at my full post.

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