See a live bald eagle up close, participate in cold weather games like ice putt putt golf, ice cube crush and spin the wheel, watch ice sculptors create works of art and more at the free Eagle Ice Festival at the Alton Visitors Center. Then, head across the river to the Audubon Center at Riverlands to see finished ice sculptures, view eagles and Trumpeter Swans with the center's viewing scopes and take a shuttle ride to look for eagles.
Eagle Ice Festival admission and activities are free; shuttle tours are $5 per person.
January 4, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alton Visitors Center.
More information: visitalton.com
Photo courtesy of All Around Alton. Photo by marty McKay.
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