Dixon, Illinois: Fake Berlin Wall

The 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

Address:
Galena Ave., Dixon, IL
Directions:
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.
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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]
Fake Berlin Wall. Fake Berlin Wall

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.

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