Billy Barnhart Museum

Conover Square 2nd Floor Suite #141857

Located in the historic Conover Square Mall, this museum features rooms of vintage toys, collectibles, sleighs, farm equipment and relics of the past. Free admission. Open year round.

Black Hawk – The Eternal Indian

The statue, created by Lorado Taft, stands 125 feet above the Rock River. Black Hawk weighs in at 536,770 pounds and is said to be the second largest concrete monolithic statue in the world. Lorado…

Blackhawk Model Railroad Club

Conover Square 2nd Floor Suite #240

The Blackhawk Model Railroad Club was founded in 1999, and has been an attraction in Conover Square ever since.  The club has about 20 volunteer members.  The club was founded to provide an attractive display…

Byron Museum of History

110 N Union Street, Byron IL 61010

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving the Byron area’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. The Museum Complex consists of a large Exhibit Hall, the historic Read House – which…

Chana School Museum

201 N River Road, Oregon IL 61061

Chana School is a Registered Historic Place in the Ogle County, Illinois, in the county seat of Oregon, Illinois. One of six Oregon sites listed on the Register, the school is an oddly shaped, two-room…

Conover Square Mall

201 N 3rd Street, Oregon, IL 61061

The businesses of Conover Square have so much to offer: food, boutiques, a model railroad museum, antiques, and resale. Come spend the day with us — you will be oh so glad you did! You…

Franklin Creek Grist Mill

1893 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031

The Grist Mill is the only Grist Mill still powered exclusively by water in Illinois. Although a reconstruction, the original mill stood in the same site as the reconstructed mill until it was raised in…

Iron Mike (fountain)

Corner of Rt 2 and 64 in Oregon, IL

Iron Mike is an 1896 cast-iron fountain in the 400 Block of Washington Street in the city of Oregon, Illinois. The multi-tier fountain is set into a matte green concrete base. Iron Mike is four…

John Deere Historical Site

8334 S. Clinton St. Grand Detour Dixon, IL 61021

The company John Deere founded has a presence around the world, but it all started just a few minutes south of Oregon in Grand Detour, Illinois. When you step foot on the grounds, it will…

Lorado Taft Campus

1414 N. River Rd, Oregon, IL 61061

Located just outside the city of Oregon, Illinois, the Taft Campus has a rich history. During the summer of 1898, the noted American sculptor Lorado Taft and a small group of artists, architects and scholars…

Margaret Fuller and Ganymede Spring 1843

Margaret Fuller, was an American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement. She was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century…

Ogle County Courthouse

105 S 5th St Oregon, IL 61061

The Ogle County Courthouse is a National Register of Historic Places listing in the Ogle County, Illinois, county seat of Oregon. The building stands on a public square in the city’s downtown commercial district. The…

Ogle County Fallen Soldiers Memorial

105 S. 5th Street, Oregon, IL 61061

With the original County War Memorial in the background, in front of the Courthouse, this new Fallen Soldiers Memorial Monument was placed on the North lawn of the Courthouse Square with a dedication ceremony on…

Ogle County Historical Museum/ Ruby Nash Museum

111 North Sixth Street, Oregon IL 61061

The Ogle County Historical Society began in 1954 as a project of the Ogle County Federation of Women’s Clubs. The Nash Home and Museum opened in 1962. It was the home of the Chester Nash…

Oregon City Coliseum

the corner of Rt 2 and Franklin Street in Oregon.

The Oregon Coliseum is the location to many community events. The lower level is our community space where you’ll attend various events during Candlelight Walk and Autumn On Parade among others. You are welcome to…

Oregon Depot Museum

Oregon Depot Museum, Inc. 518 N. 4th Street Oregon, IL 61061

The Oregon Depot now stands as a treasured railroad museum. Visitors can experience recreated history which has been meticulously restored. A new covered, vintage styled viewing platform is planned for June, 2016. This will allow…

Oregon Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebo

Rt 2 & IL Rt 64, Oregon, IL 61061

The llinois Lincoln Highway Coalition (ILHC) has developed a series of 16 gazebos & 40 interpretive murals that highlight the development of the historic Lincoln Highway and how it affected the many communities across northern…

Oregon Public Library

300 Jefferson Street, Oregon IL 61061

This Carnegie Library offers a unique experience in art. The 2nd floor boasts over 53 sculptures and paintings including works by Lorado Taft and Charles Francis Browne.

Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center

1922 Illinois Route 2 North, Oregon IL 61061

Stronghold is a beautiful 360 acre property across from the boat launch, about a mile North of town. Home to The Strong Castle, extensive trails, a 9-hole Frisbee Golf course and Hammock City. To stay…

The Soldier’s Monument

Courthouse Lawn Washington Ave and 4th st Oregon, IL

The Soldier’s Monument, sculpted by Lorado Taft, is on the north lawn of the courthouse. It serves as a permanent record and reminder of the contribution of the men of Ogle County who served in…