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Northwest Territory Historic Center

205 W 5th St, Dixon, IL 61021-3052
+1 815-288-5508
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Awesome little museum

They have a large amount of civil war materials as well as farming. Great little place to learn... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Robert K
via mobile
Wonderful spot to explore

Northwest Territory Historic Center has abundant history of our area and those who were here before... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
nancylee54
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Dixon, Illinois
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“grade school” (4 reviews)
“black hawk” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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205 W 5th St, Dixon, IL 61021-3052
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+1 815-288-5508
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

They have a large amount of civil war materials as well as farming. Great little place to learn about early Illinois

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Northwest Territory Historic Center has abundant history of our area and those who were here before us. The staff is very helpful with questions you might have.

Thank nancylee54
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Housed in an old reconditioned school building, this museum has themed rooms: Blackhawk war, agriculture, hometown heroes (Charles Walgreen and Ronald Reagan), Reagan's grade school classroom, and history of Dixon, IL. Each has very interesting items and good descriptions with background. I think you should...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I only wish the gift shop was better. One of the displays mentioned Chief Black Hawk's autobiography. I was hoping to buy it, but they didn't have it. They had a few books, but just a mishmash of titles. I was recommended another book they...More

Thank Chicag0Resident
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A must see for any history buffs!! Lifelike Indian recreations, the school that Ronald Reagan attended grade school and so much more! The Blackhawk exhibit will amaze you!

Thank 1957dave
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

Donations are appreciated at this all-around history/educational venue (which happens to be Ronald Reagan's former grade school building). Learn about Lincoln, Reagan, agriculture, Native Americans and more.

2  Thank HopDip
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Reviewed July 2, 2016

This museum has life size displays depicting the life of area Indians and settlers. There is also a room which shows life in Dixon over 100 years ago and a room that shows Ronald Reagan's contributions. All area residents and those interested in this areas...More

Thank Shirley C
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a large museum located in a former school. There are 3 floors of various displays - Ronald Reagan, veterans, founder of Walgreens, Lincoln and a very good dioramas of the local history. Well worth a stop.

2  Thank Traveler492013
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

The museum is located in an old high school building. At one point in time, Ronald Reagan attended school at this location. The museum has information about some of the history of Dixon, a restored Ronald Reagan classroom, history of the Blackhawk War, and an...More

3  Thank nashrocks
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

Self guided tour revealing the history going back to the Sauk tribe. There is a lot of history on display here and they did and an excellent job of presenting it. The museum showcases their hometown love and affection of Ronald Reagan. They also have...More

2  Thank cbo1870
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pamalessi
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Response from cbo1870 | Reviewed this property |
No The center is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-4. Sorry about that.
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