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Address: 111 South Main, Tampico, IL 61283-7766
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Sleepy Town

This unassuming town has a piece of history that is overlooked my most of America. A small apartment over an old store, but it was big in the history of film and American... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Saginaw, Michigan
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

There's something for everyone. Friendly and personable hosts, and atmosphere. I've been many times, and each time I find something different. Visit the museum and birthplace- you won't regret it!

Thank jessicamarie
Chicago, Illinois
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2,775 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,777 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The birthplace of the future 40th President of the United States is located in an apartment on the second floor of a 19th century commercial building in the small town of Tampico, Illinois, which has a population of 800. The building at 111 South Main Street was built in 1896 and housed a tavern until 1915. On February 6, 1911,... More 

Thank Taylor B
Princeton, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you love your country and want to see a great historical place while in the area .. go and soak in this place. Staff are well versed in the aspects of this place and its meaning. GO REAGAN!

Thank Scott B
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Yesterday, with two friends, I visited Tampico and the house were President Ronald Reagan was born. I found out that this place is not supported financially neither by the U.S. government nor by the State of Illinois. Of course, everything else is more important than preserving such a important place for Americans and people from abroad. The place is privately... More 

Thank Raficus
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Driving on our way to Iowa, we passed signs to see the birthplace of Ronald Reagan. ...on a whim, we decided to stop. My two teenage daughters and 11 yr old son didn't seem too keen on the idea, but after we left, all 3 kids were so glad we stopped! We pulled up to a town of only 800... More 

Thank V7192XPronaldw
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful historical site in a small town. Plan about an hour. Small museum has tons of neat Reagan artifacts, and the guided tour of the birthplace was amazing. Tour guide was extremely helpful. Highly recommended!!

Thank northwesttennessee
Saginaw, Michigan
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147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This unassuming town has a piece of history that is overlooked my most of America. A small apartment over an old store, but it was big in the history of film and American politics, it is were Ronald Reagan was born! Enjoy a short break see the apartment and enjoy a bite to eat across the street at the café.

Thank LJB049
Elmira, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

If you have a little time and are a history buff, I would recommend going here. It was about a half hour off the highway. I am a big fan of Ronald Reagan and took my 11 year old son here. It was cold and rainy when we went. The town was a little sad, it has seen better days,... More 

Thank Beachcombers9
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108 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

A very touching and loving re-creation of the humble home in which Ronald Reagan was born...we visited with a couple of Democratic friends and even they were impressed with the trip into the 19th Century town life...highly recommended!

Thank Laurence J
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

A nice stop. We were disappointed, however, that none of the furnishings in the house belonged to the Reagan family. The house itself is well maintained.

Thank aeh0912

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