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Burns House


category : Historic Homes
The first brick home built in Polo is now a tourist information center and home of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Admission: Free
Hours: M-F: 9am-4pm. Closed major holidays.
Address: 201 N. Franklin Ave.
Phone: 800-678-2108
Our Email: bwcvb@essex1.com

Come visit us in Polo, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Blackhawk Chocolate Trail

A delicious mixture of cocoa found every which way along the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail, in the four-county area of Northwest Illinois. Enjoy visiting our candy store, b&b'

Polo, IL Tours

Aplington House - Polo Historical Society

Lincoln slept at the Aplington House two nights in 1856

Polo, IL Museums

Henry School

The 1878 Henry School, on the Galena Trail, was used as a school until 1957. The Polo Historical Society has turned it back into an old country school which includes a hand painted stage curtain, displays of the Black Hawk War of 1832

Polo, IL Historic Schoolhouses


Edgewood Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Polo, IL Golf Courses

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The Dowling House

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Ronald Reagan Birthplace

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Dillon Home Museum

Built in 1858, an Italian Renaiaance period, the Dillon home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, O...