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They're Back! Trumpeter Swans Return to ... Services

It's a peaceful image: Trumpeter Swans gliding along the waters in the early morning sunrises. That image is now reality as literally hundreds of swans find their way to the Meeting of the Great Rivers and their winter homes.Significant populations ...



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Magical Holiday Moments Lodging

(Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Christmas at the DD Collins House/Light Up Collinsville Parade) Take time away from the hustle and bustle of the season and give yourself the gift of magic! At this time of year you can feel the enchantment and ...



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Take a Hike! Best Spots to Stretch Your ... Hospitality Partners

(Hiking at Pere Marquette State Park. Photo by Mike Cruz.)   Lace up the sneakers, air up the tires on the bike and take a journey along the miles and miles of paved trails available throughout the Great Rivers & Routes ...



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Skate With Us This Winter Shopping

As the waters begin to freeze at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, the Loading Dock Ice Rink offers a place like no other to enjoy winter right on the riverfront.  Embrace the cold with that special someone or friends and ...



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Best Places to View American White ... Hospitality Partners

Turn your eyes skyward or take a few moments to scan the Mississippi River right now and you are likely to see flocks of American White Pelicans flying high on air currents or bobbing lightly on river waves. Thousands of the migrating birds have ...



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Why Alton is America's Most Haunted ... Arts & Culture

It was a dark and stormy night ... well, maybe not so stormy but definitely dark ... as a group of fellow ghost hunting travelers walked through the Mississippi River town of Alton, IL seeking spirits, specters and spooks. That isn't an unusual ...



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Fall Travel Along the Great River Road Shopping

Planning your next fall vacation? You’ll find plenty of things to do all around Alton, Illinois, this autumn. Visit Alton, Godfrey, Grafton, Elsah, Jerseyville and Calhoun County and enjoy beautiful fall color drives along the Meeting of the ...



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Some Like It Hot! Lodging

Let’s face it, when the temperatures drop and the air is nippy, there is nothing better than a hot bowl of chili. And restaurants throughout the Great Rivers & Routes region know that better than most.   From secret recipe chili ...



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Take the Ferry to Grafton This Weekend Arts & Culture

Catch the Grafton Ferry for your weekend getaway along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers! Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride across the Mississippi River to downtown Grafton. Sip wines at award winning wineries. Have a drink alongside the river at local ...



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Great Places to Stay Along the Rivers & ... Lodging

Great. Lodging. Here. (Tara Point Inn & Cottages, Grafton, IL)A trip to the Great Rivers & Routes region is filled with great things to do, whether visiting quirky and charming Route 66 sites or drinking in the breathtaking beauty along ...



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Local Legends: Fred & Sherri Whitworth Lodging

Fred & Sherri Whitworth of Josephine's Tea Room It all started with a cherry pie. Or at least that’s one part of the story Fred and Sherri Whitworth, owners of the wildly popular Josephine’s Tea Room and Gift Shops, tell about ...



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Get Your Dish on Route 66 Lodging

Hit the top spots to eat along the country's most iconic roadway — Route 66. From classic greasy spoons to unexpected fine dining, here’s where to dine along the Mother Road in southwest Illinois. Route 66 has been an enduring icon of ...



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