De Immigrant Windmill

Attractions

History, Heritage and the Great Outdoors are guaranteed to keep you and your family entertained in so many fun activities.

Discover 170+ years of history, experience pioneer living, stand inside an authentic working Dutch Windmill, explore our nature center, and much much more! The variety of our attractions is grand.

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…
Contact
Kyle Kopf, Director
Address
409 N.4th Street
City, State Zip
Fulton, IL 61252
Phone
815-208-7059
Email
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Hours

Tours can be arranged by appointment.  Call Kyle Kopf for building rental.

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…
Address
912 4th Street
City, State Zip
Fulton
Phone
815-589-3925
Email
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Hours

May (Weekends Only)
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Memorial Day through Labor Day:
Monday through Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday after Labor Day through the end of October:
Monday through Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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,…
Address
707 10th Avenue
City, State Zip
Fulton, IL 61252
Phone
(815) 589-3809
Email
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Hours

2:00pm - 4:00pm - and by appointment

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…
Address
515 North 4th Street
City, State Zip
Fulton, IL 61252
Phone
(815) 589-4600
Season Open
April 15 - weather permitting
Season Close
Dec. 15 - weather permitting
Tours
Self Guided
Coach Bus Parking
Yes
Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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…
Address
4999 Lock Rd.
City, State Zip
Fulton, IL 61252
Phone
(815) 589-3313
Season Open
Memorial Day
Season Close
Labor Day
Tours
Guided
Hours

1:00 pm

"...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…
City, State Zip
Fulton, IL 61252
Email
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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;…
Address
111 10th Avenue
City, State Zip
Fulton, IL 61252
Phone
815-589-3925 (Tourism Office)
Email
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Hours

May (weekends only):

Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Memorial Day thru Labor Day:

Monday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday after Labor Day through the end of October:

Monday thru Friday 10am to 3pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Off season tours scheduled by special request.

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