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Check out our Top 3 scenic drives in the Alton region this #fall. https://t.co/vxNNdqT8Yx #ExploreGreatRivers… https://t.co/nfX8f9bEVl

  September 26, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Listen to intriguing characters from Alton's harried past during the annual Vintage Voices event, which begins its 15th season this Saturday. The guided tours will showcase the beautiful, historic City Cemetery. More info: http://www.visitalton.com/vintagevoices

  September 26, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Looking for an antique? Head on over to the @LoadingDockIL for the Grafton Flea Market. https://t.co/wyVknPQ528… https://t.co/VEZiyNWB8U

  September 25, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

"R" Acres of Terror Opening this Saturday October 1st and every Friday and Saturday in the month of October, come visit "R" Acres of Terror from dusk till the last victim enters. Like us on Facebook and check out our website

  September 25, 2016
Dani Menser  

DYK: The @GraftonWinery has its own brewhaus at its downtown Grafton location. We recommend trying all of their bre… https://t.co/gJwxg0JmM6

  September 24, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

The Grafton Riverside Flea Market returns this weekend to the The Loading Dock Bar & Grill. What's the most interesting item you have seen there or purchased or want to buy there? More info on Flea Market: goo.gl/0irUQb

  September 24, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

One of the best places to take #fall photos is at Pere Marquette State Park. There are several trails and overlooks… https://t.co/124jYarYh0

  September 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Check out warbirds, antique planes & more during airport fly in & open house at St. Louis Regional Airport… https://t.co/XrF0OFYOr5

  September 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

One of the best places to take #fall photos is at Pere Marquette State Park. There are several trails and overlooks perfect for #autumn🍁🍂 . #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 23, 2016
 

I am looking for Cathy (Kathy) Lynn (Lynne). She lived on Greenwood lane off of W Delmar in the early 70's. She would be around 60 now. Please post answers to me if you can help.

  September 23, 2016
Scott Maxwell  

Haunted season is upon us in "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America." There are five haunted events this weekend alone! Are you brave enough to take a haunted tour in Alton? More info: http://www.visitalton.com/haunted

  September 23, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Who's excited for #fall? Can't wait until leaves start turning colors! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/YQx4VYvvgy

  September 22, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

@N3rdix Us, too!

  September 22, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Who's excited for #fall? Can't wait until leaves start turning colors! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 22, 2016
 

It's finally fall! Have you made plans to take a getaway to the Alton region, which features one of the best fall drives in the Midwest? Click here for more info: http://www.visitalton.com/fall Click here for 3 driving routes: goo.gl/VUX9ng

  September 22, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

RT @RockCheetah: #blog As American as Alton, Illinois https://t.co/AL9XraJrJs https://t.co/aDAdU3y3aS

  September 21, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Need to know where to go to fishing in Alton? Check out our blog that lists places to fish, state rules and more:… https://t.co/PKjFPxgQTC

  September 21, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Good night! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/8abTI89S7r

  September 21, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

@aerieswinery Umm...alll of them!

  September 21, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Learn about Alton's ties to the Underground Railroad trail on a shuttle tour this Saturday afternoon. Tour includes stop at Enos Apartments where underground tunnels exist 15 feet below Third Street and resemble Roman catacombs. Buy tickets: goo.gl/hSdmK6 More info on Underground Railroad in Alton region: goo.gl/VQJNbx

  September 21, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

RT @mapleleafcottag: Catch a ride on the Grafton Ferry this fall! Check it out: https://t.co/D74cU5v9g3 https://t.co/1NRldmdYBe

  September 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Learn about Alton's ties to the Underground Railroad trail on a tour this Sat. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois… https://t.co/r11r278muv

  September 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

@AtriumHotel_IL Can't wait to find out!

  September 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Good night! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 20, 2016
 

Check out warbirds, antique aircraft and automobiles and more during the annual Airport Open House & Fly In at St. Louis Regional Airport. More info on weekend event: goo.gl/d41sh1

  September 20, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Who's excited for fall? It begins this week! Make sure to plan a trip to one of the best fall drives in the Midwest… https://t.co/iAc1LyNXQh

  September 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @PMLodge: It's a beautiful day for a hike #nature https://t.co/gTHRS7l5Bi https://t.co/1bjim4L1jq

  September 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Oops. Forgot link to the bucket list: https://t.co/A4lfNhoMYE

  September 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Check out No. 12 on Illinois Bucket List - Top 50 Things You Can't Miss https://t.co/qZkVlWsByD

  September 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

@brian_kraner M-F: 8:30 - 5. Sat - Sun: 9 - 3.

  September 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Who's excited for fall? It begins this week! Make sure to plan a trip to one of the best fall drives in the Midwest. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 19, 2016
 

@brian_kraner We have flyers from some of the haunted your providers at the Visitor Center you could pick up.

  September 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Relax this weekend with a scenic drive on the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway!

  September 18, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Stormy and cloud evening in Alton. Photo taken by @wlross3 #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/eOiVYbPeYC

  September 17, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @aerieswinery: We don't have too many nice days left! So give yourself a #thrill this #weekend while you still can! https://t.co/wVcIUrT…

  September 16, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

#Fall festivals continue today with Apple Fest https://t.co/HDtEpoW4KC) & Harvest Fest (https://t.co/GIU4BOB3Ux). https://t.co/Z144Vs9ynb

  September 16, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Stormy and cloud evening in Alton. Photo taken by @wlross3 #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 16, 2016
 

Find that perfect craft, antique or specialty item right on the riverfront in historic Downtown Alton during the Tailgate Sales event this Saturday. More info: goo.gl/nqyREQ

  September 16, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Climb aboard the Spirit of Peoria Wednesday, Sept. 21 for a dinner and a show! Enjoy live musical selections from the hit musical Fame following a full-service buffet dinner. The Spirit of Peoria is one of the few remaining paddlewheel boats cruising the Mississippi River. Call (800) 258-6645 for more info or to order tickets. Buy tickets online: goo.gl/MgHfK5

  September 16, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

RT @DebbieMonterrey: Visitors to his hometown of #Alton #IL can measure up next to life-size Wadlow statue! @VisitAlton https://t.co/4mqmfQ…

  September 15, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Good morning! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/4W4WZgZZBe

  September 15, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Good morning! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 15, 2016
 

Check out the Grafton Harbor / Winery / Gift Shop / Boat Rental / Riverboat / Oyster Bar this weekend for the first-ever Boating St. Louis Boat Show Extravaganza this weekend! Festivities include live music, food & beer tents, demo rides and more. Find info on event here: goo.gl/ErmuL5

  September 15, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Another great pic of the Clark Bridge taken by @marky1326. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/zMkKPmX3uy

  September 14, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

It's going to be a great weekend for a fall getaway to the Alton region. We have fall festivals, river cruises and more to keep you busy this autumn. Find all fall events here: http://www.visitalton.com/fall Book a river cruise: goo.gl/D0U8Zk

  September 14, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

We're preparing for 1st Alton Craft Beer Week. What events would you like us to consider? https://t.co/f8KLGSt6LI https://t.co/R185jY1QEj

  September 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @debthompson: Skip the crowds leaf peeping on the East coast,head to Alton, IL instead Gorgeous colors, fewer people! https://t.co/49Uin…

  September 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @StlOwner: Down town Alton, Illinois with Miles Davis. #visitalton https://t.co/NjNIFM5YTz

  September 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @PrinCollege: #PrincipiaCollege is #14 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges list https://t.co/t6d6AQmzqW https…

  September 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Have you booked a cruise aboard the Spirit of Peoria? You'll see beautiful #sunsets on the Mississippi if you do! #… https://t.co/FRKNhT51M8

  September 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Another great pic of the Clark Bridge taken by @marky1326. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 13, 2016
 

Over 1,500 pelicans have been spotted in our national scenic byway region with over 500 counted at Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge and over 1,000 near the The Audubon Center at Riverlands. Take a drive along the Great River Road today to check them out! More info on pelicans: goo.gl/FukhAn

  September 13, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Have you booked a cruise aboard the Spirit of Peoria? You'll see beautiful #sunsets on the Mississippi if you do! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 12, 2016
 

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  September 11, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Good night to a beautiful Saturday! Another great day tomorrow to #ExploreGreatRivers! #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/lRoYCv09m3

  September 11, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

What a stunning #sunset! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois . . Reposted from @napalm87 https://t.co/EpCk0Nhl2n

  September 10, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @amarshall06: @VisitAlton Great show in Alton last night! https://t.co/CFet1EC7Ip

  September 10, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Great list! https://t.co/fgU5XJ0if0

  September 10, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Good night to a beautiful Saturday! Another great day tomorrow to #ExploreGreatRivers! #EnjoyIllinois

  September 10, 2016
 

Don't forget the Pere Marquette Rendezvous is this weekend at Pere Marquette State Park beginning at 10 a.m. More info about event: goo.gl/JUF1E5 More info about the largest state park in Illinois: goo.gl/d7FfHw

  September 10, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

RT @debthompson: Alton, IL - A Great Fall Escape https://t.co/49Uin1co2C @visitalton #fall

  September 09, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @PMLodge: Only two more days! #fall https://t.co/Dp1m2t5NyM https://t.co/dz9XFXsYbq

  September 09, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

#FridayFeeling when you leave work knowing there are a lot of fun events 2 attend this wknd! https://t.co/da2GG8aefM https://t.co/3ujKvKk4Vz

  September 09, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

What a stunning #sunset! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois . . Reposted from @napalm87

  September 09, 2016
 

Looking for fun, family activities this weekend? Try the Apple Fest at Eckert's Farm in Grafton or the annual Art Festival in downtown Grafton. Find all weekend events here: http://www.visitalton.com/events

  September 09, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

What a #beautiful #sunset from above the bluffs. #Repost from @nathans_arstyaf. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/8p78s5xH7H

  September 08, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Our state historic site in Hartford is No. 1 site on National Lewis & Clark Trail! https://t.co/JryQI3u3cv

  September 08, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Can't wait for the rain to go away so I can go for a hike. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois . . Reposted from @ni… https://t.co/A3HC3yOAWR

  September 08, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Can't wait for the rain to go away so I can go for a hike. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois . . Reposted from @nikibornes

  September 08, 2016
 

Listen to the sounds of traditional music from the late 1700s to the early 1800s during the annual FREE music festival at Lewis & Clark State Historic Site this Saturday. More info on festival: goo.gl/VVrZym More info stop No. 1 on National Lewis & Clark Trail: goo.gl/hina2Y

  September 08, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Have you purchased your @Travistritt tix yet? He's coming to Alton Friday! https://t.co/pcnaJv8Wg1 #music #concert https://t.co/NfLLg2f0jF

  September 07, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

What a #beautiful #sunset from above the bluffs. #Repost from @nathans_arstyaf. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 07, 2016
 

RT @IllinoisDNR: Great event this weekend at Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL. Free admission! Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm. https://…

  September 06, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Our weekend isn't over yet...Repost by @rebirth_n_renaissance_st_louis #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/ioqxgMpggr

  September 06, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Our weekend isn't over yet...Repost by @rebirth_n_renaissance_st_louis #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 06, 2016
 

Enjoy the holiday with a drive on our national scenic byway today! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIlinois https://t.co/Cq38c92ph3

  September 05, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Enjoy the holiday with a drive on our national scenic byway today! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIlinois

  September 05, 2016
 

Happy Labor Day!

  September 05, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Good night from Alton! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/kOby2glaKt

  September 04, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Sunday Funday! Head to Grafton to take a ride aboard the Hakuna Matata or take a trip to Hartford to listen to DD Revival at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower. Find all events here: http://www.visitalton.com/events

  September 04, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

RT @RhymesWithLost: Beautiful day for the farmer's market. 😊☀️😎 @VisitAlton https://t.co/0l4AxlpThy

  September 03, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Beautiful #sunset along the river front. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois #Repost from @jennnnnnstagram https://t.co/YySeZx0aWy

  September 03, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Good night from Alton! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 03, 2016
 

my name is joseph m. cates i was raised in alton,illinois.

  September 03, 2016
Joseph M. Cates  

Can someone tell me the best place to stay in Alton with a Mississippi River view? We are planning an overnight for Oct. 22nd. My husband loves sitting and watching the river so I was hoping to find a nice place that was located right along it. Thanks!

  September 03, 2016
Tresa Cundiff-Conner  

Looks so good...may have to stop @oldbakerybeer tonight for dinner and drinks! https://t.co/uA9XViuBin

  September 02, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Fridays are always good for #wine tasting! Check out wineries where you taste local wines: https://t.co/Ft1zLZ9xgx https://t.co/Uk00kJaQSh

  September 02, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Beautiful #sunset along the river front. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois #Repost from @jennnnnnstagram

  September 02, 2016
 

RT @Patricetraveler: September is perfect for fall colors in beautiful Alton, Il. @VisitAlton #travel #fall https://t.co/kFT8yDeZ04

  September 01, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Only one more day until weekend after this #sunset. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/JRrkAzYxjS

  September 01, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Have you been to Grafton Winery Vineyards? What a beautiful view! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/b5UkndTuPA

  September 01, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Have you been to Grafton Winery Vineyards? What a beautiful view! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  September 01, 2016
 

RT @mweaverpics: Nothing like a selfie on the bluffs with historic Grafton, #IL in the background. @VisitAlton #exploregreatrivers https://…

  August 31, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @amyhank: Two of these 10 coolest small towns in #IL are ones we know well! Congrats #redbud and #Alton https://t.co/zcBIRk8GyN

  August 31, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @OldBakeryBeer: Look for Oktoberfest in cans at your favorite watering holes! We are enjoying one at Chez… https://t.co/mFSU9UfDe3

  August 31, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Only one more day until weekend after this #sunset. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  August 31, 2016
 

RT @brian_kraner: The haunted Ruebel Hotel. Grafton, Il. May stay here some weekend in September. https://t.co/LsasMurDhU

  August 30, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @PorchDrinkingCO: 6 Beers Worth the Trip to St. Louis https://t.co/eFM7rAPWW6 #TravelTuesday https://t.co/NWgd9j6UNT

  August 30, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Celebrate #boating & even find your dream #boat at Grafton Harbor's Boat Show (9/16- 9/18). https://t.co/XN4m3GHAvF https://t.co/WqAoDJPk9e

  August 30, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

@brian_kraner There's actually a cemetery tour on Sept. 10. You'll find the full list of tours here:https://t.co/oEfnMbbsPI

  August 30, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Great Godfrey Maze opens in 4 days! This year's design honors the 25th birthday of Godfrey https://t.co/ozSG0Kqp4B https://t.co/naIb6evfdP

  August 29, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Fall festivals begin soon in the Alton region. Make sure to attend the Pere Marquette Rendezvous (Sept. 10-11). #Ex… https://t.co/D5mkNUsnz6

  August 29, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

@LoisRowling Not sure but it's a couple years old.

  August 29, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Fall festivals begin soon in the Alton region. Make sure to attend the Pere Marquette Rendezvous (Sept. 10-11). #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  August 29, 2016
 

Relax this Sunday with a drive along our scenic byway! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/I5DGG4IOXO

  August 28, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Find that unique #antique at Grafton Flea Market this weekend. #ExploreGreatRivers #shopping https://t.co/0RRwG5qLqM https://t.co/L8aQmABtrv

  August 27, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

A beautiful #sunset at one of our two 5-Anchor Marinas. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/qRroZN8ePP

  August 27, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @Larder_Cupboard: Oktoberfest is here, just in time for the weekend! Loving this @OldBakeryBeer Oktoberfest! https://t.co/O8hDaz6pgh

  August 26, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Food truck fest is 24 hours away! Can't wait for the 19 trucks we will have at @altonamp! https://t.co/qhKMcG2F1z https://t.co/OS4MOxbVcy

  August 26, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Relive the past and see antique tractors & engines and heritage demos during Olden Days Fest https://t.co/EuKI97OdWZ https://t.co/NX8yNnE0o6

  August 25, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @TheWholeScoopIL: Curing hangry one ice cream cone at a time. https://t.co/y0OGaYCOse

  August 25, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @RockTheHopsIL: Look at all the fun we had at #rockthehops2016! @4HandsBrewery @hopeandtherapy @4204Mainstreet @LTM_STL @VisitAlton http…

  August 24, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Less than 4 weeks until fall. It's never too early to plan an autumn getaway to see one of the best scenic drives i… https://t.co/KfKJlJGzYA

  August 24, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Have you booked a #haunted McPike Mansion or cemetery tour? Book one this weekend. 👻👻👻 https://t.co/da2GG8aefM https://t.co/71jgNJlnSv

  August 24, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Doesn't matter night or day, taking a drive along our scenic byway is amazing! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/ZazE4XHey8

  August 24, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Fast Eddie's Bon Air

  August 24, 2016
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Food Truck Fest is only 4 days away! We have 19 trucks on board this year! https://t.co/dLjN7WNilG https://t.co/KZYN3KgTes

  August 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @OldBakeryBeer: Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Oktoberfest release! We have a few mugs left, but they won't last long! https:…

  August 22, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Mondays aren't so bad when you see views like this! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/qgc2aIkLtt

  August 22, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @HBB833: Enjoying an @ExcelBrewery Flash Bang Wheat at @elijahpsbrews in @VisitAlton https://t.co/ZmTERYjSF1

  August 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Leave a message cause I'm gone fishing this weekend! Photo by @marky1326 #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/USICwDQyU9

  August 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

@HBB833 @ExcelBrewery @elijahpsbrews Save us a glass!

  August 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

50% OFF on sightseeing cruise or $10 OFF on lunch or dinner cruises (Aug. 31). Call (800) 258-6645 to book! https://t.co/NoedVsQve9

  August 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

The Alton Marina will be celebrating its 20th birthday with a huge party next Saturday! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyI… https://t.co/QaOv5Apqwz

  August 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

You can see beautiful #sunsets like this on a cruise aboard the Spirit of Peoria. Make sure to book a cruise today!… https://t.co/9OPgBZKupH

  August 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @aerieswinery: Looking for the perfect date night destination? https://t.co/fktN38XDsc

  August 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Watch #Zootopia on the big screen at @altonamp this Friday! https://t.co/0YDJNB1tyX #ExploreGreatRivers https://t.co/mjG9CCjbLV

  August 17, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @altontelegraph: Cruisin’: Food trucks file into Alton again for second Food Truck Festival https://t.co/DXcpVONmks

  August 17, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

This historic mansion was built in 1866 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. #ExploreGrea… https://t.co/mukYC67dfD

  August 16, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Can't get enough of Olympics? Try to finish 1st on a canoe, kayak during Firecracker Race. https://t.co/rfRSqvqoeX https://t.co/gYlqN6cj79

  August 16, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Good night! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/P0mjkEvFwg

  August 14, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @aerieswinery: By a show of favorites...who will be joining us on the patio for some wine today? https://t.co/dEYxdmJ2Yy

  August 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @GraftonOyster: Grilled salmon w/ dill cream sauce on jalapeño mashers and green beans / pairs great w/ an @oldbakery Citrus Wheat https…

  August 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

It's never too early to plan your #fall getaway to one of the best places in the Midwest for fall foliage. #Explore… https://t.co/mohjwpsMp1

  August 12, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

There are many places to take beautiful #sunset photos song the Great River Road. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/9RyS7Y1cvt

  August 11, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Hurry now to book a murder mystery dinner cruise on Spirit of Peoria before tix sell out! https://t.co/OTGuwgzXaF https://t.co/DViIqLCLAY

  August 11, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

We have several breweries in the Alton region when you can try a beer flight. 1 of our favorites is @GraftonWinery. https://t.co/flbcCd0NK2

  August 10, 2016
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RT @PatrickClarkTV: Step into the 1860's while floating up river! https://t.co/U5DRLWr2TF @CruiseAQSC @AAAMissouri @GoHannibalMO @VisitAl…

  August 10, 2016
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@MarionVA Thank you!

  August 10, 2016
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Wadlow, the tallest man ever, was 6ft tall at 8 & ended up 4x taller than shortest person. https://t.co/EGyfG0Pe6S https://t.co/glT0WUtsCZ

  August 09, 2016
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RT @OldBakeryBeer: Join us for a pint of our newest beer, Grapefruit Session IPA! Filled with fresh Grapefruit… https://t.co/0Bwbu8df6O

  August 08, 2016
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What a beautiful day to take a drive on the best stretch of the Great River Road (Meeting of Great Rivers). #Explor… https://t.co/6oRoroJcP3

  August 07, 2016
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RT @aerieswinery: Don't know where to go or what to do for date night tonight? We may have a couple ideas for you... https://t.co/o6YSyphSwc

  August 06, 2016
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A cloudy #sunset on the Mississippi is still one of a kind. Photo taken by @marky1326 #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIl… https://t.co/ghVlfQBM8y

  August 06, 2016
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Don't forget Kidcation continues tomorrow with eagle meet & greet at Visitor Center (10-2). https://t.co/ReMN8rdqGr https://t.co/YOIewE5Cdc

  August 05, 2016
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#Sunsets along the historic towns along the Mississippi River are the best! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/M3R7X6JdPa

  August 05, 2016
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Last night of Grafton's Music in the Park. Starts at 7 with The Ramblers. Find more events: https://t.co/da2GG8rPEm https://t.co/KA1Fn0PRpP

  August 04, 2016
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DEAL: Order an adult meal at @tonys_alton to receive free kid's meal as part of #kidcation! https://t.co/ElGmt2iwgS https://t.co/LQFyrPF64d

  August 04, 2016
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Have you taken in the stunning views of the Great River Road from the @natureinstitute?#ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIl… https://t.co/FGkja3MzZh

  August 03, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: These images show how @OldBakeryBeer meets can. Photographer tested and approved! @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois #IL https://t…

  August 01, 2016
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Don't forget tomorrow is #Amtrak Train Day in Alton! Enter to win free round trip 2 Chicago. More kidcation events: https://t.co/ReMN8rdqGr

  August 01, 2016
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Another #beautiful #sunset on the Mississippi River. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/1PGkjBmsVp

  August 01, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Get your icy cold peel and eat shrimp and hot music at Fast Eddie's Bon Air in Alton. @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois #IL https…

  July 31, 2016
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RT @aerieswinery: It's July 31st! Summer is flying by, so come and enjoy the summer sun on our patio while you can! https://t.co/hc3JslvKWE

  July 31, 2016
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You can check out where the Mississippi and Illinois rivers meet in Grafton. (Photo by @profireman) #ExploreGreatR… https://t.co/Ti1nIfRsqV

  July 30, 2016
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@Profireman Thank you.

  July 30, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Thirsty? Fresh off the canner and available now at @OldBakeryBeer today in Alton, #IL! @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois https://…

  July 29, 2016
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Kidcation kicks off today with #deals, a birthday celebration and a youth musical! https://t.co/ReMN8rdqGr https://t.co/SzYNXvTUzJ

  July 29, 2016
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It's finally 5 o'clock! Ready for the #weekend. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/54pVkiwYYK

  July 29, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Come get your brew on at Elijah P's. Biggest draft selection around town! @elijahpsbrews @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois https:…

  July 28, 2016
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RT @enjoyillinois: Drum roll please… it’s #TriviaThursday! On what road trip can you see this mural? https://t.co/PF1K9UE1vl

  July 28, 2016
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Check out this 1924 Chevrolet and other historical items such as a vintage gas pump, glass motor oil bottles at mor… https://t.co/uWMhDihzOn

  July 28, 2016
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Have you booked a river cruise on the Spirit of Peoria? It's one of the few remaining paddlewheelers on the Mississ… https://t.co/vQLy2KW860

  July 27, 2016
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What a beautiful #sunset taken by @elizkilb. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois ・・・ #sunset #Illinois #traintracks … https://t.co/8hoVUHdtUT

  July 26, 2016
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RT @stlsprout: Meet your favorite “Frozen” princesses during Alton’s Kid’Cation: https://t.co/zej1LGa4Ee @VisitAlton #kids #travel #Illinois

  July 26, 2016
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RT @elijahpsbrews: Tuesday means $3 pints of @urbanchestnut Tonight we have Stammtisch and Dorfbier pints and Maximilian and Oxnbrau tulips…

  July 26, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Hot night at Alton's Liberty Bank Amphitheater watching Charlie Daniels. @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois @CharlieDaniels https:…

  July 25, 2016
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Enter to win free round trip 2 Chicago during Amtrak Train Day (8/2)! More kidcation events: https://t.co/ReMN8rdqGr https://t.co/lGImXZ0NhB

  July 25, 2016
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Downtown Alton has many places for entertainment even after #sunset. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/cqEKumtNIj

  July 25, 2016
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Who's ready for Charlie Daniels Band tonight at our riverfront amphitheater? #Repost @shannonwicklinemusic with @re… https://t.co/S0q8qfJYeL

  July 23, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Alton #IL hosts Charlie Daniels. Download VR image at https://t.co/HOuIc287EP @altonamp @VisitAlton @CharlieDaniels https:…

  July 23, 2016
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RT @GraftonOyster: Let's do this Saturday party people! Both of our locations are open & ready to serve you! If you are headed to #Grafton…

  July 23, 2016
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We have many places to capture the beauty of the Mississippi River including here at the @natureinstitute. #Explore… https://t.co/hKld2wqlr4

  July 22, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Alton Muny Band at Riverview Park. Get Google Cardboard file at https://t.co/E6U6t9ztrR @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois https:/…

  July 22, 2016
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RT @CharlieDaniels: This Weekend: Alton, IL - Jul 23 at Liberty Bank Amphitheater https://t.co/Y8ls5B4VYj

  July 22, 2016
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Take a #sunset selfie on a river #cruise this Saturday. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/e8EF4IQDEK https://t.co/p02V7866YS

  July 21, 2016
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RT @SimmonsLawFirm: Join us for the Alton #milesformeso event to help raise funds and awareness for mesothelioma https://t.co/qJaIQcnkJ4 ht…

  July 21, 2016
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RT @PMLodge: Right around the corner! #pmlodge #peachfestival https://t.co/BWuFtSO7OB

  July 21, 2016
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Our famous and delicious Calhoun County peaches are in season! Yum! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/e7i1yeBy4S

  July 21, 2016
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RT @kbbonk: A4: @VisitAlton has a great video with drone footage. Really makes me want to #ExploreGreatRivers #tourismchat https://t.co/gp…

  July 20, 2016
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Learn about Mississippi River & take a tour of a towboat during Towboat Fest (7/23-7/24). https://t.co/ELHC3HhYxw https://t.co/3cgyFCHjqc

  July 20, 2016
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RT @lewisandclarkcc: Also netting wins today, so far, are: Blake Mott (AUS), Collin Johns (USA) and Christian Harrison (USA). #USTAatLC htt…

  July 19, 2016
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RT @Profireman: @VisitAlton A few photos I shot in Grafton with DJI Phantom quadcopter https://t.co/BxnPKM55CJ

  July 19, 2016
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RT @Nathanwoodside: Sunset at Riverview Park in Alton. Does it get better? Especially after the treeline was cleared. @VisitAlton https://t…

  July 19, 2016
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Looks can be deceiving...you can't tell from this pic but that is a #sunset next to the largest lock and dam on the… https://t.co/XRxWvC9hit

  July 19, 2016
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@Profireman Amazing photos. Do you mind if we use these?

  July 19, 2016
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Wish every #sunset was like this one taken a while ago on the Mississippi River. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/xR9hMtSKm7

  July 18, 2016
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RT @OldBakeryBeer: Summer is very officially here. https://t.co/4zLIXaXpMO

  July 18, 2016
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Welcome to Alton! https://t.co/1Nhr3URkOb

  July 17, 2016
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Starts at 5:30pm. https://t.co/syHdZrr7g0 for more info. https://t.co/PYLyJDOG2v

  July 17, 2016
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Restaurant Week ends today so make sure you try at least one more dish! https://t.co/lQtjg2cnnL #ExploreGreatRivers https://t.co/FBJkXHNhAq

  July 17, 2016
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RT @lewisandclarkcc: #USTAatLC is in full swing @lewisandclarkcc https://t.co/b0UUmG0gmv

  July 17, 2016
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Summer concert season kicks off tonight with @RodneyAtkins & @kramergirl at @altonamp! https://t.co/cADjN3dNzc https://t.co/qbSLFZ85UY

  July 16, 2016
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A beautiful #sunrise on the Mississippi River. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/flFVfoTytJ

  July 16, 2016
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Working on our fall guide already. Can't wait for another opportunity to take shots like this! #ExploreGreatRivers … https://t.co/isiea0O9cx

  July 15, 2016
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RT @AtriumHotel_IL: #altonrestaurantweek https://t.co/zbRvg70elj

  July 15, 2016
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Restaurant Week lunch at Chez Marilyn. #Yum! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois #foodie #food https://t.co/XMKLSx5IuD

  July 14, 2016
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Restaurant Week continues in the Alton region through Sunday. Chez Marilyn has yummy drinks to go with your meals! … https://t.co/mwfJEEvkG7

  July 13, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: It's fair week in Jersey County, #IL. Fair runs through Sunday. Be there! @jerseycofair @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois https:/…

  July 13, 2016
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RT @aerieswinery: Even in the midst of a storm, we've still got the best view in the Midwest. https://t.co/ZT1h51FAaE

  July 13, 2016
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What's for dessert? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois #foodie #dessert https://t.co/XFeLeXERd4

  July 12, 2016
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Cloudy #sunsets are the best on the Mississippi River. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/Yti85l1Ntn

  July 12, 2016
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What a gorgeous view of the sun getting ready to set at one of our magnificent B&Bs. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIlli… https://t.co/5dQmlUjpg6

  July 10, 2016
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The confluence of two of the greatest rivers in the USA - the Mississippi and Illinois - is located in Grafton. #Ex… https://t.co/cl8yglIOHL

  July 10, 2016
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This playhouse was built by Dr. and Mrs. William Haskell for their five year old daughter Lucy in 1885. Now, it's o… https://t.co/vCzNhSuoMN

  July 09, 2016
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RT @aerieswinery: The Grafton Zipline....action, adventure and exhilaration. Need we say more? https://t.co/RmTrJsmtyw

  July 09, 2016
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RT @AltonTonys: Join us for @VisitAlton All Around Alton's All-Star Restaurant Week at @AltonTonys #downtownalton #tonyspepperloin https:/…

  July 09, 2016
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#RestaurantWeek starts today! Is 9:30 a.m. too early for lunch? https://t.co/n6V9oW5qtm #ExploreGreatRivers #foodie https://t.co/f5Nyg2zgpr

  July 08, 2016
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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better". -- Albert Einstein #ExploreGreatRivers #E… https://t.co/RiGSWt8Qqj

  July 08, 2016
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RT @CAAKampsville: Have you remembered to save the date? Archeology Day is July 16th from 10 - 4 here in Kampsville. There will be lots t…

  July 07, 2016
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RT @elijahpsbrews: Make plans for @Boulevard_Beer beer school w/ Master Cicerone @nwitte one week from today! 7/13 at 6:30p. You won't want…

  July 06, 2016
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RT @ILBusinessJourn: Alton area's 2016 Annual All-Star Restaurant Week has major league theme https://t.co/w0FV2jnS8C @VisitAlton

  July 06, 2016
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Lewis & Clark Community College has beautiful buildings on its campus. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/uyBbQXsi9Q

  July 06, 2016
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Another beautiful #sunset to end a great day. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/WTnknk3qFA

  July 06, 2016
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Restaurant Week starts Friday! Check out our souvenir glass we are giving away for FREE! https://t.co/mxUBh0sw1J https://t.co/yCI2477kpa

  July 05, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Rain didn't hamper great fireworks in Alton #IL. Godfrey is tonight. @enjoyillinois @VisitAlton #exploregreatrivers https:…

  July 04, 2016
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Hope you enjoyed the fireworks show! https://t.co/T8KtkmltnE

  July 04, 2016
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Happy Fourth of July! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/UtZ1q07Wou

  July 04, 2016
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@SC_SlothCaudill Great shot!

  July 04, 2016
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RT @argosyalton: The buffet and 3rd deck will be open tomorrow for the holiday. Leave the cooking to us, and enjoy.

  July 03, 2016
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Miss beautiful #sunsets on cloudy evenings like tonight. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/jliB6YCsUP

  July 03, 2016
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#Fireworks are still scheduled for Alton tonight. Let's hope the rain stays away. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/k94fnmBKyF

  July 03, 2016
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RT @TheWholeScoopIL: The berry best way to end the day. https://t.co/KTloQPurg3

  July 02, 2016
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We love being out on the river especially during #sunsets. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/FFoJaRz1vt

  July 01, 2016
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This historic house in Alton - known as the Watson House - was built between 1879-1881. It is located in the Middle… https://t.co/IyWFPfJ53i

  July 01, 2016
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RT @argosyalton: Start the weekend right - dine in Journey tonight. Great food overlooking the river.

  July 01, 2016
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Starts 7/8 and ends 7/17! https://t.co/HlN4HmSnFk

  June 30, 2016
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Goodnight from Alton's Downtown Entertainment District. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/zJZvcAF5xF

  June 30, 2016
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We found a kayaker going through the largest Lock & Dam on the Mississippi. https://t.co/6iaNrzAtQO https://t.co/glOLuSZwU6

  June 29, 2016
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RT @PhoebeRSmith: Day 5 on the #GreatRiverRoad checking out the giant locks (and Pelicans) in Illinois, ice tea in Alton #RoadTripUSA https…

  June 29, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Great display on the way! This is last years Alton, #IL riverfront fireworks. @altonamp @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois https:/…

  June 28, 2016
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LIKE this if you think our section of the Great River Road is the best! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/ec7UfAtCTH

  June 28, 2016
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Two of our fav country stars coming to Alton! Hurry and get your tix before it's too late. https://t.co/sMsIfGHsJP

  June 27, 2016
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RT @stlsprout: Watch fireworks over the Mississippi this Sunday in Alton: https://t.co/rGda91EYEp @VisitAlton #fireworks #FourthofJuly

  June 27, 2016
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Less than a week until the Alton Fireworks Spectacular! Live music, food, family fun and fireworks planned for July… https://t.co/uMn0dL5qhA

  June 27, 2016
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A #beautiful #sunset to end a great weekend here in the Alton region! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/nOtDnJ0uCK

  June 27, 2016
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RT @KamsB: Perfect way to hydrate on a camping trip - @OldBakeryBeer Citrus Wheat https://t.co/u1IAi5VXwV

  June 26, 2016
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RT @HighFlyersGrill: Enjoy the Bethalto Fireworks from the patio at High Flyers tonight. #stlregionalairport #fireworks https://t.co/KwhVyR…

  June 26, 2016
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RT @TheWholeScoopIL: Now that's a view. https://t.co/vulUeqNfAr

  June 25, 2016
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Get ready to learn about @LoadingDockIL & what makes it a popular attraction on today's LIVE show. Starts in 10min. https://t.co/kRjREMuAzy

  June 25, 2016
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Watch LIVE show in 60m 2 see why Alton is known as 1 of the most haunted small towns in USA! https://t.co/oOqndPFa1Q https://t.co/yH0BjQLdPW

  June 24, 2016
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  January 25, 2016
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  October 22, 2015
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  October 22, 2015
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  October 22, 2015
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  October 21, 2015
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  September 24, 2014
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  Wood River, Illinois
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  Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge
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  Robert Wadlow Statue
January 20, 2014  

  Riverview Park
January 20, 2014  

  Piasa Park
January 20, 2014  

  Pere Marquette State Park & Lodge
January 20, 2014  

  Pere Marquette Cross
January 20, 2014  

  National Great Rivers Museum
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  Lincoln - Douglas Square
January 20, 2014  

  Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
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  Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
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  Great Rivers Park
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  Grafton, Illinois
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  Grafton, Illinois
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  Clifton Terrace Park
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  Clark Bridge
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  Chautauqua
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  Brussels Ferry
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  Alton Visitor Center
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  Alton Riverfront Amphitheater
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  Alton Marina
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