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

    Eagle Sightings All Around Alton

    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.

  • Call for Artists for Grafton's Art in the Park 2015

    Grafton Art in the Park 2016: Call for Artists

    Grafton's Art in the ParkSept. 10 - 11, 2016Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.The Grove Memorial Park, Grafton, IllinoisHello, artists. Welcome to the the registration form for Grafton's annual art fair scheduled for Sept. 10 - 11. Please note: The ...

  • Facts About the American Bald Eagle

    Discovering Bald Eagles in Illinois

    With the temperature dropping and snowflakes falling, it’s time to relax on the river with sightseeing trips to gaze at the magnificent American Bald Eagles in Alton, Grafton, Godfrey and Calhoun County, Illinois. MORE: Find eagle ...


  • Grafton Ferry

    The Grafton Ferry, which is open spring through late fall, carries cars and passengers across the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to St. Charles County, Mo.

  • Grafton, Illinois

    At the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, experience life in a real river town - Grafton, Illinois. The early settlers of Grafton saw the potential of this plat of land at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.

  • Grafton, Illinois

    The resilience of the town is evident in the bustling tourist community that Grafton has become. Gift shops, antique stores, wineries, guest houses, "hot fish" sandwich stands line Main Street and the riverfront.

  • Confluence of Rivers

    The once thriving riverboat industry in Grafton has become a thing of the past, but you can still see the towboats and barges pushing their way along the Mississippi.

  • Pere Marquette State Park

    If you are looking for outdoor recreation, look no further than Grafton. Pere Marquette State Park, the largest state park in Illinois, is located just west of Grafton. There are hiking trails, opportunities to eagle watch and much more.