EVENTS

FEATURES

  • Towboat Festival in Grafton, Illinoi

    Drop your Anchor at Towboat Festival

    Roll your way down the river to where the mighty Mississippi and Illinois rivers meet and celebrate the Shiver Me Timbers Towboat Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 – 27 on the riverfront in Grafton.  Enjoy a little music, a little bit of barbeque and a whole lot of fun ...

  • 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 ...

  • Great River Road from Alton to Grafton, Illinois

    River Road Detour

    If taking an afternoon drive along IL Route 100 is in your plans, there are a few things you should know before you begin your journey along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. The Great River Road is still ...

  • 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 ...

  • Grafton Ferry

    UPDATE: Grafton Ferry temporarily closed

    The Grafton Ferry is temporarily closed due to river levels. Please check back here often for any updates. No events have been canceled and businesses are still open in Grafton.MORE: Is the Great ...

  • 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 ...

  • Clark Bridge

    Delays on Clark Bridge

    IDOT will close a lane in each direction of the Clark Bridge in Alton, Illinois, beginning today to make deck bridge repairs. IDOT is expecting significant delays and is encouraging drivers to use alternate routes such as the McKinely Bridge,

DEALS

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • River Jam 2014 Concert Special

    $89/night
    Valid from Sep 12, 2014 to Sep 13, 2014

    Watch a concert 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. 12 & 13. 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.

  • 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

    $89/night
    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hikers Delight Package

    Overnight stay + $15
    Valid from Jul 17, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

    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 ...

  • Raging Rivers WaterPark Package

    Overnight stay + $60
    Valid from May 24, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

    Add $60 to your overnight reservation and receive 4 Raging Rivers WaterPark passes along with a $20 voucher to use for breakfast at the Lodge Restaurant. Does not include taxes or room ...

  • 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 ...