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

    When's the Best Time to See Eagles?

    It's cold outside and that can mean only one thing: the American Bald Eagles have returned to the Meeting of the Great Rivers region! Every year, hundreds of bald eagles find the area between Alton, Godfrey, Calhoun County and Grafton a great place to spend the winter. And that means it's a ...

  • desherlia

    Local Legends : Jan and Joe DeSherlia

      Jan and Joe DeSherlia   Fifty years ago Grafton city officials dreamed of developing a riverfront marina knowing ...

  • emry

    The Little Eagle That Could

    He has his own room complete with a full sized nest. And he sort of rules the roost. Emrys, the juvenile American Bald Eagle at

  • Eagle season

    Be An Official Eagle Watcher

    Join us for an eagle watching adventure and become an "Official Alton Eagle Watcher." Visit us during the Alton Eagle Festival on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, to receive your eagle watcher's card. Then, come back to see us throughout the season as the eagle counts continue to grow. As you visit the ...

  • fish

    Gone Fishin'

    It’s not too difficult to find your Friday fish fix! While we have numerous churches, KC Halls and VFWs that host fish fries, we also have several locally-owned eateries that are known for their delicious seafood. Here is my list of the top restaurants for excellent fish in our ...

GALLERY

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.