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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

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Underground Railroad Shuttle Tours Return This Weekend

Underground Railroad Shuttle Tours are back in town Saturday, April 30th! (more…)

First Grafton Riverside Flea Market of 2016

The most fabulous flea market on the river, Grafton Riverside Flea Market features over 50 vendors selling all types of items, including antiques, foods, tools, candles, furniture, and hand-crafted goods. The 2016 season is kicking off this weekend, Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th(more…)

Haskell Playhouse Open House

Saturday, April 9th, get a one-of-a-kind look at one of Alton’s most charming historical gems. (more…)

Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park

Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd, enjoy beautiful spring weather and fine art at Queeny Park in Ballwin, MO. (more…)

Spring Wine Tasting

Wednesday, March 23rd visit State Street Market for a special springtime wine tasting!

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ALT: The Foreigner

Don’t miss Alton Little Theater’s hilarious production of “The Foreigner,” running select dates March 10th – 20th! (more…)

Bye, Bye Birdies! – Final Days of 2016 Eagle Season

Spring is finally upon us, but that means our region’s wintertime treasures will soon be leaving us. Don’t miss your last chance for the year to see majestic bald eagles in the Riverbend!

Make the most of the final days of eagle watching season with an Eagle Watching Getaway at The Beall Mansion!
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Alton-Audubon Eagle Festival 2013

The beginning of the year marks the start of the eagle watching season. Activities will include a live eagle meet and greet, tips on eagle watching and others. This all takes place Sat., Jan 5, 2013 at the Audubon Center at Riverlands from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Why not make a weekend of it and try out those new eagle spotting tips? The Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn is always happy to accommodate you with elegance.  So be sure to book your stay by visiting beallmansion.com or give us a call at 618-474-9100.

24th Annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair

You can treat others yourself for the upcoming holidays, with over 200 booths at the arts and crafts fair, there’s bound to be something for that person on your list. Crafters will be at Alton High School on Sat., Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the fair benefit the instrumental music program in the Alton School District. Why not treat yourself and stay at the Beall Mansion which is only a few minute drive away from the arts and crafts fair. Not only is the Beall a convenient location for the holiday shopper, if you can’t find the perfect gift, you can give them a gift of elegance with a gift certificate from the Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Admission for the fair is $2 on Saturday and $1 on Sunday. Children under 12 are FREE.

For more information or to purchase a gift certificate visit, beallmansion.com or call us at 618-474-9100.

Get Your Taste of Chocolate

chocolate buffet

A minimum of 21 different chocolates are available at the Beall Mansion.

If you have a sweet tooth, then December 1 is your day! Grafton Winery and Brewhaus is hosting an event filled with homemade chocolate  treats, hot chocolate and coffee from the businesses and residents of Grafton. Be sure to book your stay at the Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn for that night to make the most of your chocolate loving experience. Our 24 hour all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet is open to our overnight guests and boasts a minimum of 21 different types of chocolates ranging from gourmet to childhood favorites. With elegant accommodations and chocolate abound, who could ask for more!

The event in Grafton is from Noon to 3 p.m and tickets are $7 per person. For more info call 800-258-6645.

For more information or to book a room at the Beall Mansion visit beallmansion.com or call us at 618-474-9100.

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