Around 16,000 people call Dixon in Northern Illinois home.
This city is situated some 140 miles (225 kilometers) from the state capital of Illinois, Springfield and about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Madison.
When staying in Dixon, explore the Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, a great way to learn about the past. For some more history lessons, it is also fun to explore the other ancient structures and monuments in and around Dixon.
Immerse yourself in nature and soak up some sunshine in local parks and gardens such as Dillehay Park and Hal Palmer Park. Have a picnic, admire the flora and fauna or simply soak up the sun at these two green spaces in Dixon.
Part the mists of time with a visit to the Dixon Historic Center, one of the most popular historical museums. Walk along the center’s silent hallways and examine the ancient artifacts on display.
Reflect on the nation’s past struggles at sites like the Dixon Memorial Arch; a sobering reminder that peace and freedom should never be taken for granted. Come face to face with Dixon’s proud military past at this important remembrance site.
Immerse yourself in culture in Dixon by spending some time at the Loveland Community House and Museum. Wander the halls, see the highlights, then ask for tips from the locals to uncover some of the smaller museums in town.
The Lincoln Statue is the place to head for visitors who think they’ve seen everything in Dixon.