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Piasa Bird Mural at Piasa Park

Rt. 100, 1 mi. west of Alton Visitors Center, Alton, IL 62002


Located on the edge of Alton, Piasa Park is an attractive stop for motorists, picnickers and bicyclists.

The park is set at the base of the giant Piasa Bird mural that is painted on the side of a huge bluff. A large granite arrowhead tells the story of the Piasa Bird, which, according to legend, Chief Ouatoga and his 20 warriors killed with poison darts.

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