Fulton, Illinois: Heritage Canyon

A miniature town representing Illinois in the good old days, built in an abandoned rock quarry by a local man. Site of occasional weddings.

Heritage Canyon

Address:
515 N. 4th St., Fulton, IL
Directions:
Along N. 4th St. near the east bank of the Mississippi River.
Phone:
815-589-4600
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Heritage Canyon

Nice, self-guided, small town tour in a canyon. It was 80 degrees outside the canyon and 70 in the canyon. We went on a day when there was no staff on site -- most of the buildings were locked up, but you could see inside. There was even a wedding going on inside the little church. [M&T, 06/05/2022]
Heritage Canyon

Heritage Canyon (along the Mississippi River) was a vision of a local man, Mr. Harold Wierenga. He has built many small buildings depicting life in the area as it was years ago, such as a church with a pump organ, blacksmith, doctor's and dentist's offices and many others. There is a waterfall, swinging bridge and marked trails. This he did almost all by himself in his spare time in an old rock quarry. Weddings have taken place in the church. Mr. Wierenga passed away in the past year year,leaving his children to carry on. It is open to the public every day for a donation on entering.

[Marge Schleuning, 07/06/1999]

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