Dixon, Illinois: Fake Berlin WallThe hometown of Ronald Reagan couldn't get a real slab of The Wall, so they had somebody make one up, complete with fake graffiti.
Wings of Peace and Freedom Park
- Galena Ave., Dixon, IL
- Wings of Peace and Freedom Park. Northeast corner of Galena Ave. and 2nd St., in front of a church and across the street from the Courthouse.
Visitor Tips and News About Fake Berlin Wall
This is a really cool Berlin Wall that is complete with peace signs, and on the back side, a silhouette scene of a guard about to shoot an East Berlin escapee.[Anthony B, 08/08/2014]
We were trying to find the Lincoln Military Statue when we drove by this gem of a roadside attraction. Dixon is the childhood home of Reagan, and in appreciation of his speech demanding the Berlin Wall be torn down, a Bulgarian artist fashioned this fake Berlin Wall. We had to do a double-take, and of course take some pictures of the thing.
It is accompanied by a statue of a dove and three murals depicting Reagan being President. An interesting site, it is officially called the "Wings of Peace and Freedom Park."[Melinda Bryan, 03/30/2007]
When you visit, make sure to walk around to the back of the wall, which has silhouettes of a dirty commie soldier pointing a rifle at a freedom-loving East Berliner.