Lots of history can be found in the Sauk Valley area starting as early as the Hooppole Indians with a historical site at the Sinnissippi Park in Sterling; President Lincoln’s visit to Sterling before he became President and you can visit the house he stayed overnight at; President Ronald Regan’s birthplace and his childhood home are just a few miles from Rock Falls of which you can tour those homes. Listed below are a few other historical places to visit. To see a complete list visit: www.visitrockfalls.com and
click “Tours”, then click “History”.

  • Louie Bellson, the famous drummer, composer, arranger and bandleader born in Rock Falls
  • The Hennepin Feeder Canal
  • Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
  • The Little Red School House and Historical Museum
  • The Dillon Home
  • Sterling/Rock Falls Historical Society Carriage House Museum
  • Wahl Clipper Headquarters Museum
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