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Heritage Canyon

515 N 4th St, Fulton, IL 61252-1825
+1 815-589-4545
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Neat - - Retreated Due to Mosquitos

The canyon is neat - - rocky walls - - forested. We went as far into the canyon as we could but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peoria, IL
Canyon with original buildings, reconstructed ones & bridges!

Plan on an hour or more for this site. Lovely history lesson centered around original buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bee F
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2 days ago
“Neat - - Retreated Due to Mosquitos”
2 weeks ago
“Canyon with original buildings, reconstructed ones & bridges!”
515 N 4th St, Fulton, IL 61252-1825
+1 815-589-4545
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The canyon is neat - - rocky walls - - forested. We went as far into the canyon as we could but then the swarming mosquitoes became too much and we had to leave. My brother-in-law had put on a mosquito repellent but it didn't...More

Thank BKCK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan on an hour or more for this site. Lovely history lesson centered around original buildings move to Heritage Canyon. Period models of other buildings add to the "old town" feeling. Beautiful setting for pictures of a natural canyon on the Mississippi River with a...More

Thank Bee F
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is very educational for children it is also beautiful and on special occasions having all the shops up and running is a lot of fun

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Heritage Canyon isn't what you think it is. It is a 12-acre wooded nature walk located just up the bank from the Mississippi River in Fulton, Illinois. It was a vision of a local man, Harold Wierenga, who built a miniature town representing Illinois in...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a neat little self guided tour. Lots of historical items to view. Some of the area is not easily accessible if you have difficulty walking. Still lots of areas that are.

Thank ShelleyD007
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have mixed feelings about Heritage Canyon. On the one hand, the transplanted 1800's village buildings are full of interesting objects from a time gone by. There are several to see, and they give visitors a peek into how people used to live and function...More

Thank sybil k
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Ran across a reference to this place on the internet and thought it might be interesting. So, while in the Fulton area to visit the windmill, my wife and I decided to go down 4th street to check it out. I'm glad we did. As...More

Thank Cress H
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a visit back in time with lots of "How They Lived" type things. Very interesting. Learning how they lived, the tools they used and seeing these things would be good for kids.

Thank M3438CXmichaelh
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was an old quarry where different buildings have been brought in to make a little historic "village" to walk through. There are homes, stores, dentist and doctor office, school, chapel, etc. There is even a covered bridge and a log cabin. Lots of things...More

1  Thank 4grandtravel4
Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you in the area, don't miss this place. Lots of interesting historical building and hiking trails. They have done a great job with it. The buildings are open to visitors only during special events, but it is still fun to look thru the windows....More

1  Thank agatha w
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