View of rustic lodge at Columbine River State Park or other CCC era building on byway.
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A rough stone pillar separates the entrance to the Eldred Caves.
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A Blue Heron scans its surroundings in a lake near the meeting of three great rivers, the Missouri, Mississippi, and the Illinois.
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A noble eagle overlooks the Illinois River while perched on top of a snowy cliff.
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Beautiful fall colors decorate the winding road along the meeting of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
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A group of friends picnic together on the green grass beside a gazebo with the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers visible in the distance behind them.
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The Meeting of the Great Rivers byway runs along the Mississippi River at the base of tall cliffs thickly covered in green trees.
The colorful trees of autumn, a white shore and a bright blue sky frame the Meeting of the Great Rivers.
A dark bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln stands thinking in front of a sign welcoming visitors to Alton, IL.
© 2013 Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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