Fulton Attractions

The Andresen Nature Center features displays of local wildlife, insects, and flora found along the local watershed of the upper Mississippi River.  Located within 100 yards of the Mississippi River and adjacent to Heritage Canyon in Fulton, IL, the Center is dedicated to providing insight, intormation, appreciation, and conservation of our local natural resources. Like Us! on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AndresenNatureCenter/   2016 UPCOMING EVENTS: Sept. 24, 25: Saturday, Fall Festival, HC: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM…
Fulton's Dutch Windmill was manufactured and pre-assembled in the Netherlands. Following the delivery to Fulton, the Windmill was assembled and installed by Dutch craftsmen. Standing nearly 100 ft. tall, the massive timbers are assembled by wooden pegs. Dedication of the new Dutch Windmill took place during the Dutch Days Festival 2000. This authentic Dutch windmill was constructed on the flood control dike in the heart of Fulton. The windmill was engineered and pre-fabricated in the…
The Fulton Historical Society is located in this Civil War era home donated to the City by Leonard and Maxine Martin.The Society is responsible for the operation of the home as a repository of information and materials relevant to the history of the City of Fulton and its inhabitants.In addition, the Society wishes to preserve the heritage of the community and provide educational opportunities for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge. Museum Features…
Heritage Canyon is a 12-acre wooded structure nature walk dotted with buildings that take the visitor back to the 1800's.  Mid-1800's - 1954: It was a limestone quarry where rock was crushed for field fertilizer, road beds, wing dams and levees. Trucks, trains and river barges hauled it away. 1954 - 1967: The quarry was abandoned in 1954 because dynamiting was damaging both sides of the river. The area became an eyesore to the community…
According to the US Army Corps of Enginers website, "Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area features a boat ramp, an observation deck overlooking the lock chamber, and a  picnic shelter. The boat ramp enables access to the Mississippi River and backwaters of pool 13. Lock & Dam 13 is located four miles north of Fulton, Illinois off of State Highway 84. For more information please contact the Thomson Ranger Station at 815-259-3628 or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." Boats of all…
"...the great Mississippi, the majestic, the magnificent, rolling its mile-wide tide along, shining in the sun: the dense forest away on the other side: the 'point' above the town, and the 'point' below, bounding the river-glimpse, and turning it into a sort of sea, and withal a very still and brilliant and lonely one." - Mark Twain Eco Cruises - The Clinton County Conservation Board has a pontoon boat based out of Rock Creek Marina…
The Windmill Cultural Center (WCC) was dedicated April 2010 and houses an extensive collection of 22 European windmills. The windmills vary in size up to six feet tall. The collection was designed by Henk and June Hielema of DeMotte, Indiana. Mr. Hielema was employed in Europe and as a hobby; he and June traveled extensively, photographed mills, and returned home to build models of them. The mills are from ten European countries: Belgium, Denmark, England,…