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Beautiful round barn in good condition

The barn is only open on some weekends and special occasions. A round barn was alleged to have no... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Robert W
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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Barn is large and provided for full use - cattle, grain & hay storage, silo & storage for... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
David K
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Kewanee
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28616 Sauk Trail Rd, Kewanee, IL 61443-8104
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beauty is a barn enthusiast’s dream. Check the schedule before you visit. Tours are available but limited. You can visit the outside anytime!

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This round barn was way ahead of its time. Check it out. No charge. Just donations. Tour guide describes the process very well.

1  Thank illin0isirish
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The barn is only open on some weekends and special occasions. A round barn was alleged to have no corners where evil spirits could hide. Also round barns are claimed have a better history of surviving tornados. This barn is 85 feet in diameter and...More

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Barn is large and provided for full use - cattle, grain & hay storage, silo & storage for machinery. Open with volunteer tour guides on weekend special occasions. Located in Johnson Sauk Trail Park north of Kewanee, IL. Phone 309-852-4262 for tour info.

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Tours are given of the inside of the barn every other Sunday in the summer. Many people park in the lot by the barn and start their walk or run around the road that circles the park. It's 3.2 miles and very peaceful and pretty!

1  Thank Monroe85
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited the Round Barn and went fishing at the lake, which seems to have a nice assortment of fish. We had pretty decent success; some Bass and Carp. The state park is really pretty with a good combination of restored prairie, pine woods and...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Located on Johnson's Sauk Trail State Recreation Area, Ryan's Round Barn is a wonderful bit of architecture. There are other round barns, but there is not another barn like this one. World famous brain surgeon, Dr. Ryan designed many one-of-a-kind labor saving devices to make...More

2  Thank jjean2016
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

This barn is a must see. I can't get enough of how awesome looking it is from inside. It's really amazing to look up and see how it was built. I was chasing my little ones around, so I didn't get to listen to all...More

Thank zack z
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The Ryan Round Barn was the first round barn in the U.S. state of Illinois listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it joined that list on New Year's Eve 1974

Thank Dot1023NY
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Our Camping Club recently visited the Ryan Round Barn in Kewanee, Illinois. It was constructed by Dr. Laurence Ryan in 1910 for his Black Angus cattle, imported from Scotland. Dr. Ryan was born in the 1860's and enjoyed a reputation as an international brain surgeon...More

1  Thank Kris R
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ShelleyS1439
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Response from Monroe85 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's only open on Saturdays in the summer. They do offer private tours for larger groups. I believe "Friends of the Round Barn" is the volunteer group that arranges the tours.
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