Named for the many early settlers who migrated here from New Jersey, Jerseyville is the county seat for Jersey County. The downtown shopping district is a reminder of days long past. Fine Country dining can be found here, and festivals and fairs are held throughout the year.
Travel the byway from Hartford to Alton to Pere Marquette. Click here for the official Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway map.
Centrally located in the Midwest, Alton is just 25 miles north of St. Louis. We are easily accessible from I-55, I-70, I-270, I-44, US 40 and I-255.
The meeting of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers provides a water-lover's paradise. The boater's map to the byway and river offers hints and tips to enjoy your time on the river.
Historic sites and museums can be found throughout the region. Click here for a map of the various, as well as basic street map of the City of Alton.
Homer Adams Parkway is one of the main throughways in Alton. On this five-mile stretch, you can find lodging, dining, shopping, recreation and much more.
Navigate your way around Downtown Alton with a complete listing of shops, restaurants, lodging and must see attractions.
People from all over are welcome to celebrate the hometown flavor and down-to-earth qualities of this river town. Gift shops, antique stores, wineries, guest houses, "hot fish" sandwich stands and the famous Ruebel Hotel line the Main Street and riverfront.