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Indy-ND wrote a review Sep 2020
South Bend, Indiana3,074 contributions452 helpful votes
This is a small park in a small town in rural Illinois. I couldn't pass up the chance to check it out since I have been to Deadwood and went to the bat he was shot at and to the cemetery he is buried in. This sort of completed his journey. It's a park with a nice information board at the entrance and then a well done sculpture of Wild Bill in the middle of the park (larger than his cemetery sculpture) and a stone marker. There is a photo of the house on the information board. Maybe someday, someone will step up and fund a recreation of the house. That would make it a pretty good destination for your average history fan.…
Date of experience: September 2020
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Mona M wrote a review May 2019
Mendota, Illinois39 contributions5 helpful votes
This was dumb. I live around the corner from this statue. No big deal. The Wild Bill Hickok statue in Mendota is much nicer.
Date of experience: May 2019
Bob T wrote a review Jul 2018
LaSalle, Illinois411 contributions96 helpful votes
Nice little memorial in the very small home town of Wild Bill. If your passing by it’s worth a stop to pay respects and taste a little history.
Date of experience: June 2018
nriemen wrote a review May 2018
Winchester, Virginia1,056 contributions471 helpful votes
Touring thru the area, saw this on a map. Nice memorial with some good information. Worth a top if in the area
Date of experience: May 2018
Robert W wrote a review May 2017
Park Ridge, Illinois3,123 contributions204 helpful votes
A park in Troy Grove, IL (8 minutes from Interstate-80) honors Wild Bill Hickok. A granite monument with a bronze plaque from 1929 (dedicated August 29, 1930) marks the site of the house where James "Wild Bill" Hickok was born. A sculpture (bust of Wild Bill) was added in 1999.
Date of experience: May 2017