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Ballard Nature Center

5253 North 500th Street, Altamont, IL 62411

Bird & Eagle Watching

Ballard Nature Center is a terrific outdoor experience in every season. Ballard Nature Center Visitor Center is open daily from March to October, with limited hours in the winter months.

Just minutes away from the city but a world away, Ballard Nature Center is home to dozens of species of birds and wildlife. Natural prairie, wetlands, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, ponds and creeks round out the outdoor experience.

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Convoying at the Crossroads

Aug 23

The 2024 event will take place in Effingham County and will feature a 2-day truck show with a concert being held on Friday, August 23.

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