Fulton is a great place to stop by if you love nature and history. Check out their full-size, fully operational authentic Dutch Windmill, “de Immigrant”. Have a look in the Martin House Museum, or step back in time to the mid 1850’s at Heritage Canyon, or check out the Andresen Nature Center and learn more about native species of flora and fauna of the Midwest along the Mississippi River.
This village strives to keep its heritage true while not abandoning modern conveniences. You will want to ride along the “river view” leg of the Great River Trail and check out the historic downtown of Fulton. Make sure to stop by one of their many diners or restaurants and you can stay the night at the AmericInn Hotel & Suites, situated right next to the Great River Trail and Route 84 in Fulton.
Hours: 7am – 3pm Daily – Serves breakfast all day, American (Traditional) cuisine
Serving a Full Menu: Breakfast, Sandwiches, Dinner Entrees. Daily specials homemade from scratch pastries, pies, cookies & cakes. Fresh-fruit smoothies, Expresso Bar, Ice Cream. Full service & carry out.
1016 4th Street, downtown Fulton
Hours: M – F 6am – 4pm, Sat. 8am – 2pm
Phone #: 815-208-7143
“Convenient store known for their breakfast pizza,hot sandwich, cigarettes,alcohol, lottery ticket,pop,restroom facilities,ice OPEN 7 days week.”
1615 4th Street, Fulton
Hours: 5AM to 10PM daily
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. Dutch Days is an annual event occurring the first Friday and Saturday in May every year.
This authentic Dutch windmill was constructed on the flood control dike overlooking the Mississippi River and immediately next to the Great River Trail extension along Fulton’s riverfront in the heart of Fulton. The windmill was engineered and pre-fabricated in the Netherlands and shipped to the United States in containers by ship, rail, and truck transportation. Dutch millwrights and masons traveled to the United States on three separate occasions and rebuilt the windmill in Fulton.
Hands-on nature displays, observation beehive, taxidermy of local mammals (including a cougar, flying squirrel). Picnic shelter within 200 yards of the Mississippi River.
409 North 4th Street, Fulton, IL 61252
Lock and Dam No. 13 is a lock and dam located on the Upper Mississippi River above Fulton, Illinois and Clinton, Iowa. This facility offers visitors a view of the barges and boats locking through on the widest pool in the Upper Mississippi River.
4999 Lock Rd, Fulton, IL
Poppy mallow and Carolina anemone plants, which are also abundant, are rarely found in the Midwest. Ornate box turtles and one of their predators, western hog-nosed snakes — both animals listed on the Illinois Threatened Species list — can be found here. The sand areas also have an unusual bird population, including ground-feeding horned larks and grasshopper sparrows.
Cattail Slough Recreation Area is a day use facility located on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. It offers boat ramp access to the backwaters of pool 14 with a courtesy boat dock as well as bank fishing and vault style restroom facilities.
The Fulton Marina is located along the mighty Mississippi in Fulton, Illinois. It is a municipally owned, year round, full service marina and very family friendly. A gas dock is located in the marina for your convenience and the cost of a gallon is competitively priced, based on the market. Potable water and pump out services are also available.
1800 4th St, Fulton, IL
This slough is located very near the Illinois bank along connecting to teh Mississippi River. Access to this location is right off of Illinois Route 30 between bridges. Roadside parking is open on oth sides of the highway.