• Eagle Watching in Alton, Grafton and Godfrey, Illinois (2014)

    Eagle Count

    The Meeting of the Great Rivers region (Alton, Godfrey, Calhoun County and Grafton, Illinois) is a great place to watch for eagles. Eagles typically migrate to the Meeting of the Great Rivers in late December to early January.This week's eagle counts (as of Dec. 16, 2014):

  • Alton-Audubon Eagle Festival

    Alton-Audubon Eagle Festival

    Every December, visitors anxiously await the return of the migrating American Bald Eagles as they reclaim their nests along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway from Alton to Grafton and Pere Marquette State Park. In order to celebrate their return, the Alton Regional Convention ...

  • Eagle Watcher App

    Fly Away With Our Eagle App

    If you love eagle watching, we have the hot spots ready for you in the palm of your hand.  The Eagle Watch app is now available to help you on your eagle watching adventure.  It's just in time for the annual eagle migration, which takes place from late December through early March.

  • Grafton's Historic Walking Tour

    Grafton's Historic Walking Tour

    Officially founded in 1836, Grafton's prime location on the river necessitated a boat construction industry. Resting under the Mississippi River bluffs, quarrying was also a lucrative industry. Tons of magnesian limestone was found here, making the quarries one of the richest and most ...

  • Relax at Grafton's Many Wineries

    Relax at Wineries

    There’s no better way to appreciate award-winning wines than on the bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Lounge back at a riverside winery because you have all day to let your chardonnay air out or top off your glass again with a chilled white zinfandel. ...

  • Wedding at Pere Marquette Lodge

    Guest Blogger (Melissa Crockett): Valentine's Day Memory

    I have spent much of the last six months planning and building up to this Friday— Feb. 14 — known to most as Valentine’s Day. But to me it will also be known as my wedding anniversary (and boy will my husband be in big trouble if he forgets our anniversary and Valentine’s Day!).


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