Guide to Places to Eat
in Bald Eagle Areas

of the Middle Mississippi River Valley Area
   
The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to the second largest population of Bald Eagles in the continental United States. The following guides to restaurants in cities that are close to where Bald Eagles congregate can be incorporated into a visit to see our national symbol. The guides are listed in approximate geographic order following the Mississippi River from north to south. 
   
  Keokuk, Iowa
Downtown Keokuk sits just behind the Keokuk riverfront is just a short drive to the bald eagle watching sites such as Locks and Dam #19, and Rand and Victory Parks. It is also just across the river from the Montebello Access Area and the town of Warsaw.
  Quincy, Illinois
Downtown Quincy sits on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River and is just a short drive to the bald eagle watching sites such as Locks and Dam #21, the Villa Kathrine, and Quinsippi Island.
    Clarksville, Missouri
Downtown Clarksville is on the banks of the Mississippi River and features a variety of restaurants. The Clarksville Visitors Center is at the north end of town and has spotting scopes allowing visitors to watch the eagles take advantage of the open water caused by Locks and Dam #24.
  Calhoun County, Illinois
Itís possible to have your lunch in comfort and watch the eagles from several restaurants in Calhoun County. Riverside restaurants on the riverbank of the Illinois River in Hardin and Kampsville serve up sandwiches, BBQ, and plenty of homemade desserts.
 
    Grafton, Illinois
Most of the eateries in the river town of Grafton are located on Main Street, just a short walk of the riverbank where Mississippi and Illinois rivers join. Visitors can find sandwich shops, fresh fish, homemade desserts as well as upscale dining.
 
    Alton, Illinois
Alton is the largest city in the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway region and contains all varieties of eating establishments from upscale dining, ethnic foods, home style cooking, sandwich shops, bakeries and other good places to eat. Many of its restaurants are can be found in the historic riverfront district.
   
 
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