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State: Illinois

Black Hawk State Historic Site

The Watch Tower Lodge is located at Black Hawk State Historic Site. The 208 acre park managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources showcases the fascinating and diverse cultural and natural resources of the Quad Cities.

The Hauberg Museum (at the west end of the Lodge) tells the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki people through interpretive maps, artifacts, and seasonal dioramas. Take the free handheld audio tour and venture through an entire year with the last two Native American tribes who lived in the Mississippi River Valley.

The Refectory (located in the east end of the Lodge) houses a permanent exhibit on the Civilian Conservation Corps. This Depression-era public relief program stationed Company 1674 at what was then known as Black Hawk State Park.

Interpretive Center Contact Info

Contact Person Contact Info

  • Name
    Scott Roman
  • Title
    Site Manager
  • Address
    1510 46th Avenue
  • City
    Rock Island
  • State
  • Zip
  • Phone
    (309) 788-0177
  • Email

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National Office Contact Information


National MRPC Office
PO Box 7395
Madison, WI 53707-7395


Toll Free: 866-763-8310
E-mail: [email protected]