Dixon, IL. is a town rich with history. It has a lovely welcome center, museums and art centers, parks, gardens, and many historic sites. See the amazing architecture of the Vann Epps House built around 1855. Check out the War Memorial Arch that celebrated the homecoming of World War I Veterans. Take in the beauty of President’s Park and its Lincoln Statue. Enjoy beautiful Rock River. Stop by the 1894 Old Settlers’ Memorial Log Cabin that depicts the pioneers’ way of life. Make sure to stop by Dixon’s Loveland Museum as well to see memorabilia from Dixon IL.’s past like pioneer home furniture, Native American artifacts, items that belonged to Dixon’s founder, and more.
One of Dixon’s main attractions is Ronald Reagan. In Dixon, you can see where Ronald Reagan attended grade school at the Dixon Historic Center. You can also see Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home that Ronald Reagan’s family moved to in 1920. His boyhood home is available to tour too! This year is also the Ronald Reagan Centennial. There are events going on all year long to celebrate. There will be a pancake breakfast, a Ronald Reagan Day at Wrigley Field, Ronald Reagan Trail Days, a bicycle ride, an art show and more. Click here to get details about all the upcoming Ronald Reagan events.
Dixon also has many great events throughout the year. One of those events is the Dixon Petunia Festival which is held each summer. The Dixon Petunia Festival has something everyone in the family will enjoy from parades, to carnival games, to concerts and entertainment, to a beauty pageant, to fireworks, to races, and more! Click here for more information about the Petunia Festival.
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