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Dickson Mounds Museum is located in a rural area of West Central Illinois, near the Illinois River between the towns of Lewistown and Havana. It is 200 miles southwest of Chicago, 45 miles southwest of Peoria, and 60 miles northwest of Springfield.

There's something for everyone in Spoon River Country -- history and natural history, country fairs and festivals, hunting and fishing, artifacts and antiques, farms and orchards. The small towns set among wooded hills are much the same as when Lincoln practiced law and campaigned there, or when Edgar Lee Masters made them famous in his Spoon River Anthology.

Location of Dickson Mounds Museum in Illinois.Map of routes to Dickson Mounds Museum.


Heritage Grand Inn, Canton (309) 647-9675
Red Lion Motor Lodge, Havana (309) 543-4407
Super 8, Canton (309) 647-1888

Bed and Breakfast
The Carriage House, Havana (309) 543-4156

Webb's Valley View Campground, Lewistown, (309) 547-3183
Fulton County Camping & Recreation Area, St. David (309) 668-2931
Rice Lake Conservation Area, Canton (309) 647-9184

Illinois River Boat Launches - Havana and Liverpool

For a current list of area events as well as restaurants and accommodations, you may call the Fulton County Tourism Council, (309) 547-3234; or the Havana Chamber of Commerce, (309) 543-3528. Click here for more information on Fulton County. For more information on outdoor activities in Fulton County click here.


Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
Lewistown, IL 61542
(309) 547-3721


Museum Hours
Daily: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.




Lewistown and Havana (both about five miles from the museum) feature both home-style and fast food restaurants.