• McPike Mansion

    Haunted Alton

    Haunted Alton...History haunts us, and it is definitely haunting Alton, Illinois, "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America." A sordid past of murder, war, death and destruction has led to Alton’s haunted present.  Through the years, many travelers have investigated and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Godfrey Maze

    Harry Potter and the Great Godfrey Maze

    Journey into the magical world of Harry Potter at the Great Godfrey Maze which opens Friday, Aug. 29 and runs through Oct. 26. Wear your best wizardly gear, start at Platform 9 ¾ and be prepared to get lost in seven acres of corn maze carved into the shape of Hogwarts and Harry Potter, ...

  • 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, Eat Like a Local BBQ, Historic Elsah and more. For more information or to make ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Santa Cruz Imports & Exports in Alton, Illinois

    Guest Blogger (Jared Hennings): Surprises at Santa Cruz Imports & Exports

    It’s a bit unexplainable, but this blog and the one I wrote previously have focused on those-one-of-a-kind-items  that you may like to bring back from your trip, when you visit our Riverbend community. Last time I wrote about the varied pottery found at Mississippi Mud Pottery. This time ...

  • 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 ...


  • River Jam 2014 Concert Special

    Valid from Sep 12, 2014 to Sep 13, 2014

    Watch a concert on the riverfront in Alton and stay at the Atrium Hotel &  Conference Center for a price of only $89 per night. This amazing deal is available for the nights of Sept. 12 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Just Getaway Package

    $139 plus tax
    Valid from May 21, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

    Stay at the historic Ruebel Hotel with this great getaway package which includes an overnight stay in one of our charming standard rooms which includes a $40 food and beverage voucher for the ...

  • Cozy Couple Getaway

    Starting at $179
    Valid from May 21, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

    Be pampered with our Cozy Couple Getaway Package. Relax in your private Jacuzzi room or sit on your private river view balcony while warming up in one of our monogrammed signature robes. Enjoy our ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • $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.