about - Fulton Dutch Days Festival, Fulton, IL
Settled on the banks of the Mississippi in 1835, Fulton's past is rich in it's river town history and Dutch heritage. Visit our authentic and fully-functional, full-size Dutch windmill, “de Immigrant” and the Windmill Cultural Center. Or take a stroll back through time at Heritage Canyon, an 1850's settlement complete with blacksmith shop, log cabins, covered bridge, hiking trails and a beautiful little chapel...all nestled in a beautiful former rock quarry. The Early American Settlers bring Heritage Canyon to “life” for several annual events. If you enjoy nature and science, check out Andresen Nature Center for a unique hands-on experience for people of any age! You can explore your ancestry and genealogy at the Fulton (Martin House) Museum. If you enjoy bicycling, then you will definitely want to ride the “Great River Trail”... 62.5 miles of scenic trail (mostly paved) along the Great River Road and the mighty Mississippi River. It runs from Savanna to Rock Island, Illinois, and even features an alternate route in Fulton, along the Fulton riverfront past the windmill, marina and historic downtown Fulton shopping area. Trivia: The Mississippi River at Fulton has the distinction of having one of the narrowest and the widest points of the entire river. Lock and Dam 13 is another one of the most popular stops while in Fulton. Come visit Fulton, and see the Mississippi through our eyes. Our history is alive and well in Fulton. For more information or to schedule a group trip, contact Fulton Tourism at 815-589-3925.