Did You Know? The Mississippi River is the second most-visited U.S. natural resource after the Grand Canyon. Along with activities and recreation to enjoy the area of the Quad Cities is also known as one of the best place to view bald eagles, which migrate south to winter along the Mississippi River near the lock and dams. Because of the turbulence created below the dams the bald eagles are able to feast upon a smorgasbord of stunned fish.
The best time to see these amazing birds is mid-December through February, when they often stop over to nest at the wooded bluffs that overlook the Mississippi, which make a excellent habitat for roosting. Bald Eagle Watches are scheduled for January and February in the communities that line the banks of the magnificent Great River Road route from Dubuque, Iowa, south to Quincy, Illinois. This is just one of the wonderful events that take place in the Quad Cities!
To learn about more attractions, upcoming
festivals, events, and
current packages available in
the Illinois area of the Quad Cities visit the Quad Cities Conventions
and Visitors Bureau at