Sycamore

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Sycamore is a town where you are likely to find stately historical mansions situated beside the more modest and modern houses of this century. It is precisely this kind of diversity that gives Sycamore a special quality and confirms the kind of amicable blending of new and old. Located only 20 miles west of the Fox River, 30 miles southeast of Rockford and 58 miles west of Chicago, Sycamore is the perfect central location to call home. With a quaint downtown consisting of small locally owned businesses to a wide variety of dining choices, casual to formal, anyone can find their place in Sycamore.

Residents of Sycamore enjoy the 220 acres of park and recreation land, museums, library and many festivals and events that take place throughout the year. Sycamore is home to the Midwest Museum of Natural History and the highlight of the year – Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. Sycamore is a town full of people who respect the best of the past. Discover a relaxing pace, a friendly face, and yes, you can still park for a penny!

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.