• Spirit of Peoria Cruises

    Cruising on a Paddlewheel Boat on the Mississippi

    Mississippi and Illinois River CruisesLive in the moment with a flair of yesteryear as you cruise aboard the Spirit of Peoria paddlewheel boat, or take a relaxing river excursion with Grafton River Adventures. Whichever boating experience you choose, your cares are sure ...

  • Mississipi River

    Great River Road Getaway

    Time and again visitors are drawn to America’s rivers longing for adventure, a sense of the past, and the days of leisurely vacations and relaxing drives. Return to a time of simplicity and American values along the Meeting ...

  • Shuttle Tours

    Shuttle Tours Along the Great Rivers

    The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (ARCVB) will be partnering with some of our tour providers to offer specialty-themed tours throughout the year. Tours include Eagle Watching, Underground Railroad, Historic Alton, Eat Like a Local BBQ, Mansions of Middletown and more. For more ...

  • Enos Apartments

    Underground Railroad Trail Through Godfrey And Alton

    Commemorate the heritage and black history of the Alton region with a tour along the "Alton Route" of the Underground Railroad. There were no railroad tracks or trains present, just the sounds of the footsteps of runaway slaves escaping to their freedom along the tunnels of the Underground ...

  • Relax at Grafton's Many Wineries

    Relax at Wineries

    There’s no better way to appreciate award-winning wines than on the bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Lounge back at a riverside winery because you have all day to let your chardonnay air out or top off your glass again with a chilled white zinfandel. ...

  • Pelican eating a fish! (Photo by Cheryl Birkhead)

    Guest Blogger (Cortney Solum): 5 Fun Things at Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge

    1. Have a picnic: Pack a picnic and head to the refuge visitor center in Calhoun County. Set up a blanket in the grass or use the picnic table on the visitor center deck. If you choose to picnic away from the visitor center just remember to take your trash with you so that wildlife and other ...

  • Queen of the Mississippi

    Alton's Steamboat Era

    Commercial and industrial growth, fueled by steamboat traffic, made Alton one of the largest communities in Illinois in the early 1800s, far bigger than Chicago.  People were especially drawn here because of the confluence of three major rivers – the Mississippi, Illinois and ...

  • Fast Eddie's Bon Air

    Big Burgers Within Blocks For Just A Couple Bucks

    Americans love their cheeseburgers and fries! When you are visiting a place, you always want to look for that special diner where locals go to eat that are not part of the chains. Good news! Alton is filled with ...

  • Mississippi Mud Pottery in Alton, Illinois

    Guest Blogger (Jared Hennings): Mississippi Mud Pottery Making A Mark in Alton

    The name Mississippi Mud Pottery – reminds me of the commercial slogan for Smuckers Jelly – with a name like Mississippi Mud, you know it has to be good. You can probably guess what’s available ...

  • Jimmy the Greek's

    Guest Blogger (Melissa Meske): It's All Greek...and It's All Amazing!

    My husband and I have only been there twice, but it is by far our favorite dining spot in Alton. The family-owned Grecian taverna known as Jimmy the Greek’s should be on the list of top five places for a ...


  • Raging Rivers Special Weekday Package

    $285 (whole house) or $185 (upper half)
    Valid from Jun 20, 2014 to Aug 28, 2014

    Stay at The River House in Grafton, Illinois, Sunday through Thursday and receive 6 tickets if you rent the whole house for $285. You can reserve just the upper half of the house for $185 and receive ...

  • Stay and Play Raging Rivers Package

    Sunday - Thursday $165; Friday - ...
    Valid from Jun 5, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

    Stay on top of an ice cream shop at The Loft at The Whole Scoop and play at Raging Rivers! The Loft is located in the heart of downtown Grafton and is just one mile from Raging Rivers. Call now to ...

  • Green Tree Inn Raging Rivers Package

    Sunday - Thursday: $129 - $145 plus tax
    Valid from Jun 5, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

    Spend two nights Sunday through Thursday and get two free tickets to Raging Rivers (a $50 value). Nightly rates from $129 to $145 plus tax. All rates include homemade afternoon snacks and a delicious ...

  • Coors Light Music Fest Exclusive VIP Tickets & Hotel Package

    $259 (Savings of $140)
    Valid from Aug 16, 2014 to Aug 16, 2014

    Receive a room for night of Saturday, Aug. 16 for two people, 2 VIP access tickets (VIP tent with beer/food) to the Coors Light Music Fest featuring Big & Rich at the Alton - Wood River ...

  • Comfort Inn Raging Rivers Package

    Valid from Jun 2, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

    Stay overnight at the relaxing Comfort Inn and receive four Raging Rivers tickets, continental breakfast and overnight stay for two adults and two children for only $149. For more information, call ...

  • Mid-Week Special

    25% Off
    Valid from May 21, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

    Special mid-week rates up to 25 percent off on standard rooms. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers or packages. Valid Sunday through Thursday. For reservations, please call 618-786-2315 ...

  • Raging Rivers Waterpark Package

    Starting at $139 plus tax
    Valid from May 24, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

    The Ruebel Hotel offers a great Raging Rivers Waterpark Package at a huge discount. This package includes two adult passes and two children passes to the waterpark, an overnight stay in a standard ...

  • Kenny Rogers Concert Special

    Valid from Sep 5, 2014 to Sep 6, 2014

    Watch Kenny Rogers on the riverfront in Alton and stay for a price of only $89 per night. This amazing deal is available for the nights of Sept. 5 & 6. Rate includes breakfast for two and ...

  • $5 Off Parasailing Discount

    $5 off
    Valid from Mar 13, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

    Take $5 off on full price parasailing ride Saturday or Sunday. Not valid with any other promotions.

  • Stay Sunday for Free

    Book Friday & Saturday and stay Sunday ...
    Valid from Mar 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

    "Enjoy your stay longer! Book both any Friday and Saturday and stay Sunday for free!" offer good through 2014 and excludes Memorial Day weekend and other holiday weekends.