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Visitors Guide

Request our 2017 Official Alton Visitors Guide and start planning your trip today!

2017 Official Alton Visitors Guide
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Be An Official Eagle Watcher

Become an "Official Eagle Watcher" this winter during Eagle Season and receive a free Eagle Watching T-Shirt!

From January through early March, the American Bald Eagle travels along the Mississippi River just outside St. Louis to its winter home providing eagle watching opportunities not seen anywhere else in the Midwest!

It's easy to become an "Official Eagle Watcher". Go to the Alton Visitor Center or any other eagle hot spot listed below starting Jan. 1, 2020 to receive your eagle watcher's card. Then, come back throughout the season as the eagle counts continue to grow. As you visit the official eagle watching hot spots, a Visitor Center representative will initial your card. Fill up your card and return it to the Alton Visitor Center to pick up your free eagle t-shirt. (While supplies last!)
Adult and child sizes are available.

One shirt per person. 

How many eagle watching hot spots will I need to visit? 
You will need to visit five out of the 11 eagle watching hot spots that have visitor centers on-site.

These include:

Alton Visitor Center
200 Piasa St., Alton
Open daily

Audubon Center at Riverlands
301 Riverlands Way, West Alton
Open daily

Elsah General Store
22 La Salle St., Elsah
Open Wednesday - Sunday

Grafton Visitor Center
950 E. Main. St., Grafton
Open Friday-Sunday

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

3500 New Poag Rd., Hartford
Open Wednesday - Sunday

National Great Rivers Museum/Lock & Dam
#2 Lock & Dam Way, Alton

Open Wednesday - Sunday

Pere Marquette State Park
13112 Visitor Center Ln., Grafton
Open Monday - Saturday

The Post Commons

300 Alby St., Alton

Open Daily

TreeHouse Wildlife Center

23956 Green Acres Rd., Dow
Open Daily

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge

HCR 82 Box 107, Brussels
Open Monday - Friday

Willoughby Heritage Farm

631 Willoughby Ln, Collinsville

Open Daily



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