The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford has been open for nearly two years, and there is another new event on the calendar this weekend. Visitors, as always, are welcome to go up into the 150-foot tall structure that oversees the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. A special attraction Saturday morning is the Itchy Brothers Chainsaw Art show.
Beginning at 10am, the performers will begin carving a pair of sculptures in salute to the American Bald Eagle. Tower Manager Amy Curry:
The Lewis & Clark Visitor's center and tower marks the starting point of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway, which has been designated one of the "Seven Wonders of Illinois." There are viewing platforms at 50, 100 and 150 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.