Fulton County is a delightful mix of historic communities, exceptional parklands, great local restaurants and a lovely boutique hotel—all within minutes of Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, the Emiquon Preserve, and one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the country, Dickson Mounds. As a Gateway Community, Canton is also the perfect base to explore the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway, cruising rural highways along the Illinois River.
Whether you are looking for a unique weekend getaway, or an extended stay, Fulton County offers a warm welcome and a relaxed, fun atmosphere to unwind. Come visit us. We’ll make you feel at home!
Welcome to Fulton County! Known as Spoon River Country to many, Fulton County is uniquely beautiful with a wide variety of events and assets that make life both interesting and fulfilling; from the annual Spoon River Scenic Drive Festival, which brings thousands of people to our communities, to the emerging Emiquon Preserve which some say will be second only to the Florida Everglades. If you are a hunter or fisherman you will discover that Fulton County is a preferred destination.
Look around and you will find events like Canton’s Cruise In and Bike Show, the County Fair in Lewistown, and the Fulton County Playhouse in Bryant. If you are a history buff, there’s Dickson Mounds State Museum which tells the story of the ancient Native American Indians that inhabited the Illinois River Valley. Spend some time, enjoy your visit, and come back soon!
Check out the Visitor’s Guide below to see what Fulton County has to offer and begin your exploration. Printed copies of the guide are available by contacting the Fulton County Board / Administrative Office, or may be picked up at Dickson Mounds Museum, the Lewistown Visitors Center and other locations around the county.