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When's the Best Time to See Eagles? Apparel

It's cold outside and that can mean only one thing: the American Bald Eagles have returned to the Meeting of the Great Rivers region! Every year, hundreds of bald eagles find the area between Alton, Godfrey, Calhoun County and Grafton a great place ...



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Top Spots to go Antiquing Along Route ... Lodging

Antique enthusiasts will want to stop frequently while traveling along Route 66 and the Great River Road for the bounty of local shops, markets and malls from Virden to Edwardsville in the Great Rivers & Routes region. If you’re the type ...



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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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Get Your Instagram Kicks on Route 66 Orchards & Gardens

Illinois’ The Great Rivers area is also home to great drives thanks to its location along the final leg of Route 66 in Illinois. This stint of the Mother Road has everything from soda fountains to giant rabbits, elephants and catsup bottles ...



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New Year's Eve Hot Spots Apparel

Take the elevator home this New Year’s Eve Skip the cab fares and safety checkpoints and take the elevator home after you party like it’s 2018 during New Year’s Eve overnight party packages from Best Western Premier's Alton-St. ...



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Holiday Getaways Arts & Culture

Make your holidays merry and bright with these great getaway packages, events and deals! Getaway Packages Escape to Edwardsville Come home to Edwardsville this holiday season and create new holiday traditions! Opera Edwardsville will present its ...



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Take a Trip on Route 66 Lifestyle & Culture

Kick back, relax and take a drive along the Mother Road, Old Route 66 all around Macoupin and Madison Counties. There are more than 30 different sites to see along Route 66 from Livingston and Staunton to Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and the Old Chain ...



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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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Your Guide to Holiday Celebrations Arts & Culture

Celebrate the Holidays With a chill in the air and glittering snowflakes floating to the ground, you can feel it in your very core…there’s something special about to happen, something magical!  From the caroling of the bells and ...



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Walking Tour: Small-Town Charm in ... Arts & Culture

Take a stroll through Edwardsville's historic Main Street district. Get your sunshine (and steps!) while you check out historic architecture, grab a coffee or some local Breakfast Rice, hunt for the perfect running shoes and more. • A good ...



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A Quiet Weekend Getaway Arts & Culture

A Quiet Weekend Getaway Spend a relaxing and fun weekend exploring charming towns and quaint local attractions from the comfort of a lovely B&B or boutique hotel.    DAY 1 | Grafton Means Camping or Resorts, Wineries and a Historic ...



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Walk with Lincoln Fun & Amusement

The rich history of Alton includes debates, duels, murders, railroads and riverboats. Alton's location near the three great western rivers thrust the city into the forefront of the great issues of the early nineteenth century - slavery, commerce, ...



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