• Step on Guide

    Step On Guide Program

    Come explore the beauty and history of Calhoun with a narrated tour provided by one of our Step-on-Guides.  Our Step-on-Guides will meet your tour bus as you arrive in the county and provide a narrated tour to ensure you experience all the history and charm Calhoun county has to offer.  ...

  • Calhoun County Barn Quilt

    Calhoun County Barn Quilts

    The Calhoun County Barn Quilt Project began in 2008 as a community based effort to promote and preserve the agricultural and rural heritage of Calhoun County. The county’s unique geography lends itself to agritourism, and the project is geared to stimulate the economy without sacrificing the ...

  • Cakeway to the West

    Cakeway to the West: Calhoun County

    Cakeway to the West is one part public art exhibit, one part scavenger hunt and one part history lesson - all adding up to a year's worth of fun exploring St. Louis and celebrating its 250th birthday in 2014! Standing four-feet-tall, each two-tier ornamental birthday cake have been ...

  • Yellow Rumped Warbler (Photo courtesy of USFWS)

    Bird Watching Along the Rivers

    The confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers creates a great bird watching spot. When migrating through this area birds follow the rivers like we follow a map on a long trip, finding their way to the many conservation areas in the confluence region. The habitat that has been set aside for ...

  • Eagle Watching in Alton and Grafton, Illinois

    Backyard Tourist: Eagles in Your Backyard

    You don’t have to go far to find American Bald Eagles these days. They are right in your backyard. Look out over the rivers, up in the bluffs or simply overhead and an eagle may be within sight.The first time I saw an eagle this year, it was flying over College Avenue by Rock Springs ...

  • American Kestrel

    Birds of Prey at Two Rivers NWR

    A variety of birds of prey can be found at the refuge throughout the year, especially in fall and winter. In fall when winds cool in the north, eagles and hawks begin riding thermals south to their wintering grounds. Some of these birds will pass through the Refuge; others will stay for the winter ...


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    Bluff line in Calhoun County

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    Beautiful fall foliage in Calhoun County

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    Calhoun County is a great place to see the scenic views of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.

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    Scenic view of Illinois River

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    Sunset in Calhoun County