Don't just see the sites, hit the open road of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway all around Alton, Illinois, and experience it all firsthand.
What is there to do and discover in Alton?
Escape in time to be a part of history as you embark on the journey westward with Lewis & Clark. Shop Alton's "Antique Row" and the surrounding communities for one-of-a-kind finds.
Let the river lure you into an outdoor adventure of canoeing, kayaking, boating or fishing.
Lace up your hiking boots or mount your bike to escape down the path less travelled on the numerous trails found throughout the region.
Sneak away to tee off on the greens at some of St. Louis' best golf courses.
You don't need to escape to the big city for a night out on the town. Live music, performing arts, cultural centers, casino gaming and legendary nightlife are calling you. Make your escape to Alton today.
Cozy cabins high upon the bluffs, luxurious award-winning bed and breakfast inns, full-service hotels ... we have the perfect pillow to lay down your weary head. With approximately 600 rooms available, you'll find the perfect place to stay as you make your escape all around Alton.
With almost 200 restaurants throughout the Alton region, there is something to please every palette and pocketbook. Authentic Italian, Mexican, Chinese and hearty home-cooked meals are just a few of the area's specialties. Mark some of your favorites and add them to your trip planner!
Concerts at Riverfront Amphitheater, Haunted Alton Tours, Lewis & Clark Departure Days, Riverside Flea Markets and Alton Little Theater plays ... the calendar is packed year-round with great events. Check your travel dates to see what's happening while you're here.
There will be an abundance of delicious fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, plants & flowers, locally-raised hormone-free meat, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery, art demonstrations and more at the Alton Farmers' & Artisans' Market. Admission is free for shoppers and there is plenty of parking at its new permanent location in the city-owned parking lot at the corner of Landmarks and Henry Street.