Planning your visit

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.



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




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)

Sisson's Country Inn Bed & Breakfast, Kilbourne (309-538-9200)

Landmark Inn Bed & Breakfast, Canton (309-647-9746)


Cabin and Canoe Rental

The Lost Pelican, Bernadotte (309-251-8600)



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)

Evening Star Campground, Topeka (309-562-7590)


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, or Mason County.