The City of Lewistown invites you to visit Lewistown and Fulton County Visitors Center. It features a one-of-a-kind large scale map of Fulton County, informational panels on the County’s three largest communities-Canton, Lewistown, and Farmington, all you need to know about the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive, and a suite of outdoor opportunities Fulton County has to offer.
Exhibits also include details about Lewistown history, museums, parks, and famous former Lewistown residents-Edgar Lee Masters and Lloyd Loar. Also featured are eight large scale canvas prints of photos depicting different scenes in Lewistown between the years of 1907 and 1909.
The Visitors Center is also home to a one-of-a-kind reproduction of Harold Kee Welch’s painted mural “Springfield: A Portrait.” This mural is downsized to 36’ long by 8.5’ high from its original size of 16’ long by 70’ high. The original once hung in The First National Bank of Springfield. It presents a timeline of the history of Illinois, Sangamon County, and Springfield. Welch was a Fulton County native and his family operates a memorial studio that is located in Smithfield on County Highway 2.
The Visitors Center acts as a community center as well, and is equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, conference tables and chairs, and a digital projection system-all available for your business or organization’s meetings or events.
The Lewistown and Fulton County Visitors Center
Address: 222 S Main St., Lewistown, IL 61542
Phone: (309) 547-4300 or (309) 547-4306 for more information or to rent the space.