Black Hawk State Historic Site


The site sits in an unspoiled, forested park offering 6 miles of trails that meander through ravines and ridges by the Rock River. Eagles sometimes swoop by. The rustic lodge on-site was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp and houses a museum about the Native Americans, including the Sauk and Meskwaki, who once lived in the region.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Illinois attractions

1. Hauberg Indian Museum

0.23 MILES

Part of Black Hawk State Historic Site, the museum outlines the story of Sauk leader Black Hawk and his people, and how they lived in the area prior to…

2. Figge Art Museum


The glass-walled Figge Art Museum sparkles above the River Road. The museum’s Midwest Regionalist Collection includes many works by Iowa native (and…

3. Rock Island Arsenal Museum

4.03 MILES

Floating in the Mississippi River, Rock Island once held a Civil War–era arsenal and POW camp. It's now the site of the impressive Rock Island Arsenal…

4. John Deere Pavilion

4.23 MILES

Moline is the home of John Deere, the international farm machinery manufacturer. Downtown holds the John Deere Pavilion, a kiddie-beloved museum/showroom…