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“Educational”

Windmill Cultural Center
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Fulton
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A lot of models of windmills from many countries. The speaker was knowledgable. Nice gift shop. A nice children's activity area.

Thank Debra B
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

It was complete accident that I suggested we turn after seeing a road sign for the Windmill Cultural Center and Dutch Windmill along Route 84, the Great River Road in western Illinois! What a surprising treat both turned out to be! We first toured the actual windmill erected in Fulton a dozen or so years ago. Ron, our interpreter, had an interested audience and shared so much of the windmill's construction and working history. Such a good presenter of information, and such interesting information. And it's an actual working windmill, too. This is a must-see if you're in the area. And that doesn't even consider the Cultural Center just across the street. What a beautiful and educational facility this is! The working windmill models are spectacular! Interpretive displays give you an appreciation for the skills and knowledge of hard working people over hundreds of years. You can purchase flours and meals actually ground at the windmill, and many, many other things, too, at the well-stocked and managed gift shop. This is a definite must do if you're in the area.

Thank cmpoz
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Having always been interested in the workings of windmills, I totally enjoyed this museum and cultural center. Four of the windmills actually operate and the volunteer guides are enthusiastic about answering any questions you might have. Windmills are an important new technology, now for generation of power, so learning about them is advisable. We totally enjoyed this attraction. It's free, but please leave a donation for maintenance.

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Reviewed 15 June 2013

I had found the attraction online before visiting. We were greeted at the center and made to feel welcome. One of the volunteers spent her time with us as she shared the history of the various windmill models that are on display. It is truly amazing! While we have visited the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn, Iowa, we learned so much at the center. After visiting the center, we walked across the street to the Dutch windmill which was designed and manufactured in the Netherlands, transported to Fulton & assembled. It is beautiful! Two gentlemen welcomed us and gave us a tour of the grinding of flour that they do. This is a great stop along the banks of the Mississippi River!

Thank Carolyn53821
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

I drove by many time but finally had a chance to stop in. What a wonderful tour. They really know what they are talking about. Plan on spending a little time and really look around. You will be surprised at what is all here. Although if you are pressed for time you will get a nice overview if you want to make it a quicky if you want.

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