• Concerts at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

    Summer Concerts at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

    With the riverfront as a backdrop, the sounds of summer will be bouncing off the Mississippi River during the annual Summer Concert Series at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater.

  • 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 ...

  • Biking on Sam Vadalabene Trail

    Nature Trails on the Byway

    More than a dozen hiking and biking nature trails can be found all around Alton.  Whether you’re interested in hiking or biking, there are endless opportunities to discover the fall colors when you hit the trails.  Look through the list below and find the trail that is right for you.

  • Lewis & Clark History

    Lewis & Clark History

    Lewis & Clark State Historic SiteThe journey along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway begins in Hartford at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers where Lewis & Clark's ...

  • Haunted Alton App

    Navigate Haunted Streets of Alton with Haunted App

    Download our haunted app and get ready to feel a chill in your blood and a tingle up your spine as you embark on a tour of one of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America. You can follow along on our haunted app and share your photos through your very own social media channels (Facebook, ...

  • Creole Pasta at Main Street Brewing Company

    Main Street Brewing Company to open Wednesday

    The newest dining establishment to open in our region will be Main Street Brewing Company. It will officially open Wednesday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at 180 E. Center Drive, next to Alton Square Mall. The company also has a location in Belleville. The restaurant is known for its many ...

  • Raging Rivers Water Park

    Five Best Things about Raging Rivers!

    It’s hot outside. No breeze. High humidity. Everyone is just a little bit cranky. You don’t want to complain, but … Wouldn’t it be nice to be cool and still have some fun in the sun?  It is summer after all! Raging Rivers Water Park in Grafton has the solution to enjoying the heat and ...

  • Visitor Center at Pere Marquette State Park

    Tips for Family-Friendly Camping Along the Great Rivers

    Three great American rivers come together in Alton, Illinois — the Mississippi, the Missouri and the Illinois. What does that mean for families who love to camp? It means almost endless opportunity for fun as you explore this outdoor wonderland. Before you go, a little preparation will help you ...

  • 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 ...

  • St. Louis 250th Birthday Cake

    Touring for Cakes

    This year marks the 250th birthday for St. Louis, marking a yearlong celebration of the city’s history.  It is important to note that this is not just a celebration of the city of St Louis, but of the entire St Louis region on both sides of the Mississippi River.  We should stop to ...


  • Atrium Hotel Raging Rivers Package

    Starting At $145
    Valid from Jun 1, 2015 to Aug 31, 2015

    Enjoy four Raging Rivers tickets, four breakfast buffets per room and one room for one night with this great package from the Atrium Hotel, Alton, Illinois. For more information, call (618) ...

  • Winery Package

    From $599 and up
    Valid from Feb 5, 2015 to May 31, 2015

    Romance doesn't get any better than this! Spend two nights at the award winning Beall Mansion an Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn and sample award winning wines from the Grafton Winery and Brewhaus. ...

  • Hikers Delight Package

    Overnight stay + $15
    Valid from Apr 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

    Make new family memories as you explore the miles of scenic trails and gorgeous outlooks of Pere Marquette State Park. Add this package to your room reservation at Pere Marquette Lodge for only $15 ...

  • Thank Goodness It's Spring Package

    $109 plus tax/service charge
    Valid from Mar 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015

    Celebrate the end of this terrible winter with this inclusive weekday getaway! Escape from your chilly grind and relax in front of our giant stone fireplace, cuddle up in one of our cozy rooms and ...

  • Week Day Special

    Stay 2 Nights, Third Night is Free!
    Valid from Apr 21, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

    The River House Guest House has an attractive special for week day travelers. Stay two nights Monday through Thursday and your third night is free! The River House has a spectacular view of the ...

  • Stay Sunday for Free

    Book Friday & Saturday and stay Sunday ...
    Valid from Mar 9, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

    "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.