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Enjoy a variety of activities in celebration of wintering American Bald Eagles returning to southwest Illinois during Eagle Fest!

The celebration will take place at FLOCK Food Truck Park and the National Great Rivers Museum. Get a bite to eat, see a live eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary, take an eagle-watching tour, and enjoy fun winter activities for all ages!

Ever had the opportunity to view a majestic American Bald Eagle up close? Head to FLOCK Food Truck Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free Eagle Meet & Greet and a chance to get your picture taken with America's national animal! The Eagle Ice Festival will also include food trucks, drinks available from the FLOCK bar, DJ tunes, live ice carvers from Ice Visions, eagle-watching shuttle tours (departing from the Alton Visitor's Center), Eagle Fest Beer from Old Bakery Beer Company, fire pits with s'mores kits for sale, face painting for kids, and more!

The National Great Rivers Museum will also be offering a number of free family-friendly activities- stop by the theater for talks by eagle experts and to watch eagle film showings. Look through spotting scopes for a chance to view an eagle nest. Children's crafts, eagle passport goodies, and open tours of the locks and dam will also be available throughout the day!

The Eagle Ice Festival is a free-to-attend public event held annually in the City of Alton and is presented by Phillips 66 Wood River.

Eagle-watching tours are by shuttle and limited to 20 occupants per tour. Tickets are $15 per person. Guided tours will be held at 11 AM and 1 PM showcasing the best places to view wintering American Bald Eagles along the great rivers.

Event Details

Jan 07, 2023
10:10am - 2:00pm

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