The Dick Tracy Museum that displayed the lifelong work of its creator, Chester Gould, closed its doors in Woodstock a few years ago and now remains only in cyberspace. Though not on our physical Illinois trail, it can be visited through You can still buy Dick Tracy books and merchandise through the website.

Many people believe that Dick Tracy’s watch was the inspiration for the Apple Watch.

This place is only online, but you can visit other Illinois authors like Chester Gould on our Illinois Trail:

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