On Aug. 3, my husband and I along with two friends had the opportunity to visit Clinton and Fulton, Illinois while we were passengers on the steamboat American Queen.

We were greeted at the pier by red-shirted volunteers who made us feel at home from the moment we stepped onto the dock. What a great job they did of saying, “Welcome to our city!” Several went above and beyond by taking us to locations StrokeStyle/$ID/Solid— in my case a drugstore StrokeStyle/$ID/Solid— that weren’t on the route of the “hop on hop off” buses that the steamboat company provides to allow passengers to sightsee at each stop.

While we didn’t have time to see everything on the suggested itinerary for this stop, we thoroughly enjoyed the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton and the George Curtis Mansion. The volunteers who offered commentary at both locations were wonderful. We also heard great reviews of the Sawmill Museum from other passengers.

Thanks to all who made this such a memorable stop on our trip!

Gayle Frame,

Oneida, Wisconsin

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