Bald Eagle Watch, Wilderness Weekend and other Midwest travel events

Chicago Tribune

Illinois

Jan. 17-18: Quincy Bald Eagle Watch. There will be outdoor viewing at Lock & Dam 21 and indoor exhibits and activities at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center. 217-228-0890, tinyurl.com/n6mmlhn. Miles from Chicago: 310

Jan. 17-18: Winter Wilderness Weekend, Oglesby. Bundle up and join Starved Rock State Park guides for a hike to overlooks and canyons throughout the park and a chance to see bald eagles. Advance reservations required. 815-220-7386, tinyurl.com/lvyz43o. Miles from Chicago: 100

Indiana

Jan. 17-18: 21st Annual Winter Antique Show, Huntingburg. Antiques and collectibles will be on sale by dealers from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri. 812-683-5699, tinyurl.com/n78hguy. Miles from Chicago: 285

Jan. 30 -Feb. 1: Eagles in Flight Weekend, Marshall. Turkey Run State Park is the place to be for a chance to see bald eagles up close and in the wild. There also will be owl-related programs and a bird-banding session. 765-597-2654, tinyurl.com/nsoybfx. Miles from Chicago: 160

Iowa

Jan. 23-25: Eagles & Ivories Concert Series Weekend, Muscatine. There's eagle watching Saturday during the day at Lock & Dam 16, but for fans of ragtime music there also will be a variety of concerts as well as silent movies. muscatineartscouncil.org. Miles from Chicago: 205

Michigan

Jan. 17-25: North American International Auto Show, Detroit. Here's your chance to view more than 500 vehicles from manufacturers around the world. naias.com. Miles from Chicago: 285

Jan. 18-23: Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. More than 40 restaurants will be offering $15 lunch and $28 dinner specials, with some having two-for-one pricing. Dinner will include three-course menus. 734-668-7112, annarborrestaurantweek.com. Miles from Chicago: 240

Minnesota

Jan. 22-Feb. 1: St. Paul Winter Carnival. This celebration of winter has been going on since 1886 and features more than 70 events including parades, ice- and snow-carving competitions, ice skating, golf on ice and the Beer Dabbler, with craft beers, food and entertainment. 651-223-4700, wintercarnival.com. Miles from Chicago: 410

Ohio

Jan. 24-25, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Feb. 7-8: Comfort Food Cruise, Logan. Buy a ticket for $15 and you can chow down on one comfort food item at each of 10 restaurants in the scenic Hocking Hills area. 800-462-5464, tinyurl.com/la4yvt6. Miles from Chicago: 405

Wisconsin

Jan. 15-18: AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby, Eagle River. This will be the 52nd year for the elite of snowmobile racing to compete here. There also are lots of vendors, both indoor and out, offering up a wealth of snowmobile gear. 715-479-4424, derbytrack.com. Miles from Chicago: 330

Jan. 16-17: Bald Eagle Watching Days, Prairie du Sac. Spotting scopes will be set up for viewing bald eagles, and there will be a live bird-of-prey show and kids' activities. 800-683-2453, tinyurl.com/o8ffod3. Miles from Chicago: 180

Jan. 23-24: Wisconsin Food Favorites, Kohler. At this event at Destination Kohler, specialty meals focus on Wisconsin taste treats, and there will be cooking demonstrations. Activities are priced individually, and lodging is available. tinyurl.com/qx5svrh. Miles from Chicago: 145

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