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Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon

(4.5/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I ended up here in Dixon by accident and went looking for something to do. The home is easy to find just off the main drag before hitting the river. Just follow the signs. Once there the house next do...  more »
  • Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, lived in his family home at 816 South Hennepin Avenue in Dixon for only fours from 1920 to 1924. But he later said that Dixon "was the life that...  more »
  • To tour this home, and the visitor's center nest door, is to step back in time. I'm a history geek, and love old homes. I also happen to think Ronald Reagan was a fine human being. This house was lovi...  more »
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  • Pros: This is a very neat place I stumbled upon as a destination during a Route 2 motorcycle ride. It's a simple home which offers a decent prospective of one of President Reagan's homes. Provides a glimpse of what it may have been like during his childhood. Cons: The location is not well staffed (understandably) so one must be patient if you're looking to have a guide's input. Also, many of the items on site are replicas and not the originals. Overall: The home is pretty well maintained and you can spend an hour or two looking the place over. It's worth a stopover, but maybe not a main destination.
  • Great little gem. Worth the tour to learn what life was like for young President Reagan
  • Great place to visit and learn about Reagan. About 100 miles west of Chicago but well worth the trip. Nice little house with a tour. Plus you get to see Bessy in the garage.
  • Great place. The tour was very informative.
  • Very good tour, worth the pennies