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Located within the Mississippi Flyway, one of the nation's most important flyway routes, Mark Twain NWR provides waterfowl and other migratory birds with food, water and protection during the spring and fall migrations. The Refuge is separated into three Districts and a headquarters in Quincy, Illinois. The Annada District consists of the Clarence Cannon NWR and the Delair, Gardner, Harlow Island and Gregory Landing Divisions of Mark Twain. The District contains some of the last remaining large contiguous stands of bottomland hardwoods in the area. The Brussels District includes the Calhoun, Batchtown, Gilbert Lake, Portage Island and Apple Creek Divisions. The division includes a major archeological site, including two ancient burial mounds. The Wapelo District includes the Big Timber, Louisa and Keithsburg, all located in the Mississippi River floodplain, and Horseshoe Bend, which is in the Iowa River floodplain.

Location: 1704 N. 24th St., Quincy Illinois 62301 Telephone 217-224-8580

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Plainville) Ashlenz Outfitters
(Loraine) Bigneck Outfitters
(Lewistown) Deer Ridge Conservation Area
(Hunnewell) Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area
(Barry) IMB Monster Bucks
(Bluffs) K & T Llamas

05/19 Coming to The Quincy area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.