1. Grandview Drive
With loads of trees for nesting and a fantastic view over the Illinois River, the “World's Most Beautiful Drive,” as Teddy Roosevelt called it, offers eagle-spotters the opportunity to see birds hunting and roosting.

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Grandview Drive
With loads of trees for nesting and a fantastic view over the Illinois River, the “World’s Most Beautiful Drive,” as Teddy Roosevelt called it, offers eagle-spotters the opportunity to see birds hunting and roosting.

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Peoria Riverfront
According to Dennis Endicott of the Peoria Audubon Society, eagles are animals that follow the food, and the Illinois River provides a smorgasbord of Asian carp for the birds to feed on. Endicott recommends watching for eagles from the East Peoria River Front Park, located on Bass Pro Drive behind East Peoria’s Wal-Mart.

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River Beach Drive
Another spot right off the river, River Beach Drive, located just north of Mossville, offers plenty of spots along the water to see eagles hunting for food. Endicott adds eagle-spotters may even be able to see some eagles roosting in trees.

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Shore Acres Park, Chillicothe
Finally, the home of Chillicothe’s 2015 Eagle Days celebration is another great place to spot some eagles. Again, located right off the river, Shore Acres Park offers eagle-spotters the chance to see eagles in search of a meal. In addition, visitors may spot some eagles roosting on Chillicothe Island, located just off the shoreline from the park.