• 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 Feb. 24, 2015):

  • 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.

  • Shuttle Tours

    Shuttle Tours Along the Great Rivers

    The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (ARCVB) will be partnering with some of our tour providers to offer specialty-themed tours throughout the year. Tours include Eagle Watching, Underground Railroad, Eat Like a Local BBQ, Historic Elsah and more. For more information or to make ...

  • Haunted Alton App

    Navigate Haunted Streets of Alton with Haunted App

    Download our haunted app and get ready to feel a chill in your blood and a tingle up your spine as you embark on a tour of one of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America. You can follow along on our haunted app and share your photos through your very own social media channels (Facebook, ...

  • Enos Apartments

    Underground Railroad Trail Through Godfrey And Alton

    Commemorate the heritage and black history of the Alton region with a tour along the "Alton Route" of the Underground Railroad. There were no railroad tracks or trains present, just the sounds of the footsteps of runaway slaves escaping to their freedom along the tunnels of the Underground ...

  • Ducks at Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge

    Fall Visits to Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge

    Grab your travel mug of coffee or hot coco, pack a picnic and head out for an adventure this fall. Winter brings eagle watchers out in awe at the number of eagles that can be spotted at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. But, what about fall? After fall leaves peak in color and ...

  • McPike Mansion

    Eerie Haunts in Alton, Illinois

    If you read my last post, I mentioned I was going to recount my spine-tingling journey through the streets of Alton, Illinois, so here I go. Even though Alton is not the largest town, they sure had their fair share of ghostly ...

  • Living room at Beall Mansion in Alton

    Relax and Be Pampered in Alton

    When it comes to visiting another city and truly taking in the best it has to offer, the most memorable experiences begin with unique lodging. For me those times are best when I’ve stayed in a bed and breakfast. They equalize the comfort of staying at your home but rely on someone ...

  • Monarch Butterfly (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

    Migrating Monarchs

    Usually, at this time of year I would write a post about the coming waterfowl migration or the number of pelicans and egrets congregating in the area. This year though, it is fitting to talk about the migration of a smaller creature, the monarch butterfly. According to the Missouri ...

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    Guest Blogger (Kathy): A Wonderful Day for an Adventure

    Today, my standing Friday morning meeting was cancelled, so I had a rare day with nothing on the calendar.  The forecast was for a high in the mid-80s (very nice for this time of year), so Hubby Tony scheduled a vacation day and we decided to go on an outside adventure.  After ...


  • Atrium Hotel Eagle Package

    Valid from Jan 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015

    You will receive an eagle watchers guide, room for one night, $20 in Franco's Restaurant certificate, two beverage coupons good in restaurant or Lily's Lounge, full hot breakfast buffet for two for ...

  • Zip With the Eagles

    Zip for two, overnight & bottle of wine ...
    Valid from Jan 1, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015

    Soar with the eagles with this package from Aeries Lodging and Winery and Grafton Zipline Adventures. Enjoy a zip line tour for two and then look for eagles as they return to the region for the ...

  • $79 Eagle Watchers Rate

    Valid from Jan 1, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015

    Begin your eagle watching adventure at the Best Western Plus Parkway Hotel in Alton. Enjoy top-rated accommodations and all of the comforts of home for just $79 a night, plus tax. Free ...

  • Winery Package

    From $599 and up
    Valid from Feb 5, 2015 to May 31, 2015

    Romance doesn't get any better than this! Spend two nights at the award winning Beall Mansion an Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn and sample award winning wines from the Grafton Winery and Brewhaus. ...

  • Green Tree Inn 2-Night Special

    Get 50% off 2nd Night!
    Valid from Jan 20, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015

    Stay two consecutive nights and get 50% off the second night. Not valid Valentine's Day weekend.

  • Eagle Watchers Package at the Comfort Inn

    Valid from Jan 1, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015

    As you travel the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway looking for eagles, plan to spend the night at the Alton Comfort Inn. For $79, receive a one night's stay and a souvenir of the ...