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Northwest Territory Historic Center

205 W 5th St, Dixon, IL 61021-3052
+1 815-288-5508
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Definitely a good stop

I had not been here before and learned about this museum at the Reagan House. The museum has a lot... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Buick1_36758
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Sycamore, Illinois
Lots of great info!

The lady at the desk explained all the different sections of this center and then we headed off on... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
nriemen
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Winchester, Virginia
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“grade school” (4 reviews)
“old school” (2 reviews)
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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 11 June 2018

I had not been here before and learned about this museum at the Reagan House. The museum has a lot of displays and is definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The lady at the desk explained all the different sections of this center and then we headed off on our own. There is a lot of diverse and informative info here along with great displays. A great use of an old school building. Very well...More

Thank nriemen
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Reviewed 22 January 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 25 August 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.

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Reviewed 31 July 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 30 December 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

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Reviewed 23 August 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 29 July 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 2 July 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 15 June 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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No The center is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-4. Sorry about that.
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