Alton, Illinois: The Piasa Bird

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The Piasa Bird

Address:
Hwy 100, Alton, IL
Directions:
On Hwy 100, one mile north of Alton, on the inland side of The Great River Road.
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Piasa Bird.

The Piasa Bird
The human-hungry monster bird of Illini tribal lore has been preserved in a suitably monster-sized painting on a cliff face. With its own parking lot. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/31/2013]

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Legend of the Piasa Bird

We finally got up to take a photo of the new piasa bird. The old steel one was removed and local artists invited to help paint the new one. Sited on the cliffs between two entrances to the old slate quarry, the new rendition is very impressive.

[Elaine Lintzenich, 07/26/1999]

October 2005: A new "Piasa Park" was completed and dedicated at the base of the painting.

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