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Big orange ball sinking in the water...

  July 24, 2016
Mark Meyer  

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

  July 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

Who's ready for Charlie Daniels Band tonight at our riverfront amphitheater? #Repost @shannonwicklinemusic with @repostapp ・・・ At the Liberty Bank Amphitheater in Alton, Illinois tonight...

  July 23, 2016
 

You and me goin' fishin' in the dark...

  July 23, 2016
Mark Meyer  

I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory...

  July 23, 2016
Mark Meyer  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 22, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 22, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

We have many places to capture the beauty of the Mississippi River including here at the @natureinstitute. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 22, 2016
 

It's going to be hot this weekend so make sure to keep cool attending all of our sizzling events including the Towboat Festival, Charlie Daniels Band concert at Alton Amphitheater, sunset cruise aboard the Hakuna Matata and more! Find all events here: http://www.visitalton.com/events

  July 22, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  July 21, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 21, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 21, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Our famous and delicious Calhoun County peaches are in season! Yum! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 21, 2016
 

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

The Grafton Riverside Flea Market returns to The Loading Dock Bar & Grill this weekend. Have you ever purchased an antique or unique items at the Flea Market? More info on Flea Market: http://goo.gl/qv9mNl More info on antique shopping in Alton: http://www.visitalton.com/altonantiques

  July 20, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  July 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

@Profireman Amazing photos. Do you mind if we use these?

  July 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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 upper Mississippi. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 18, 2016
 

Welcome to Alton! https://t.co/1Nhr3URkOb

  July 17, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 17, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 17, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Wish every #sunset was like this one taken a while ago on the Mississippi River. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 17, 2016
 

Next weekend will be the annual Towboat Festival when you will have a chance to tour a working towboat and learn about life on the Mighty Mississippi. Click here for more info: http://goo.gl/nFSTfa

  July 17, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  July 16, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 16, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Sundown over the Mississippi...

  July 16, 2016
Mark Meyer  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @AtriumHotel_IL: #altonrestaurantweek https://t.co/zbRvg70elj

  July 15, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

A beautiful #sunrise on the Mississippi River. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 15, 2016
 

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

  July 14, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Working on our fall guide already. Can't wait for another opportunity to take shots like this! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois #throwbackthursday

  July 14, 2016
 

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

Restaurant Week continues in the Alton region through Sunday. Chez Marilyn has yummy drinks to go with your meals! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 13, 2016
 

Is there some one who sells at a road stand at Scotts Corner on Hiway 19 and 54 in Missouri sure would like to see them there....Does any one know,please message me

  July 13, 2016
Gail May  

Calhoun County peaches are in season and can found at local roadside stands and orchards. Find more info and list of stands here: http://goo.gl/mFpWmv

  July 13, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  July 12, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 12, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

The summer concert season kicks off this Saturday at Alton Amphitheater with Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer! Use code FTN16 to get 1/2 off on ticket prices! More info on season including Food Truck Festival: http://www.visitalton.com/summerconcerts Buy tickets: http://goo.gl/VpES1D

  July 12, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

Cloudy #sunsets are the best on the Mississippi River. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 11, 2016
 

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

The confluence of two of the greatest rivers in the USA - the Mississippi and Illinois - is located in Grafton. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 10, 2016
 

Alton is a beautiful place to visit. Here is one of the many hills in this historic town.

  July 10, 2016
Brooke Michelle Petryka  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 09, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 09, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

What a gorgeous view of the sun getting ready to set at one of our magnificent B&Bs. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 09, 2016
 

#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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 08, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

This playhouse was built by Dr. and Mrs. William Haskell for their five year old daughter Lucy in 1885. Now, it's on he National Register of Historic Places. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 08, 2016
 

Plan a weekend getaway to the Alton region for stunning, scenic drives, tours of historic sites, boating on the Mississippi River, wine tasting and more. Click here for more: http://goo.gl/qdNBBa

  July 08, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better". -- Albert Einstein #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 07, 2016
 

Heres a little sunshine for ya... Sunset over Clark Bridge... Taken 6-24-16...

  July 07, 2016
Mark Meyer  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 06, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 06, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 06, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Lewis & Clark Community College has beautiful buildings on its campus. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 06, 2016
 

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

Another beautiful #sunset to end a great day. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 05, 2016
 

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

  July 04, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Hope you enjoyed the fireworks show! https://t.co/T8KtkmltnE

  July 04, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 04, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

@SC_SlothCaudill Great shot!

  July 04, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Happy Fourth of July! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 04, 2016
 

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July! If you're looking for fireworks there are shows scheduled at Jerseyville and Godfrey tonight. Check out http://www.visitalton.com/fireworks for more info.

  July 04, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  July 03, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 03, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 03, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

#Fireworks are still scheduled for Alton tonight. Let's hope the rain stays away. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 03, 2016
 

The concert along with entertainment activities at the Amphitheater have been cancelled due to weather. Fireworks are still scheduled as of this morning. We will update this page and also at http://www.visitalton.com/fireworks if there will be any additional changes. Thank you.

  July 03, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  July 02, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Miss beautiful #sunsets on cloudy evenings like tonight. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 02, 2016
 

Fireworks show begin tonight in Grafton, Brighton and Fieldon! More info: http://www.visitalton.com/fireworks

  July 02, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  July 01, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  July 01, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

This historic house in Alton - known as the Watson House - was built between 1879-1881. It is located in the Middletown Historic District. Alton has two other historic districts. Can you name them? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  July 01, 2016
 

Starts 7/8 and ends 7/17! https://t.co/HlN4HmSnFk

  June 30, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  June 30, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

We love being out on the river especially during #sunsets. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois

  June 30, 2016
 

Who knows when the lighthouse in Grafton was dedicated? More info on things to do in Grafton: http://goo.gl/DqJI0K

  June 30, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  June 29, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  June 28, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  June 28, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Join us for Alton's Firework Spectacular at Alton Amphitheater on July 3. There will be live music from Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats and fireworks will began at 9:30 p.m. More info on local fireworks: http://www.visitalton.com/fireworks

  June 28, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  June 27, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  June 27, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

The Spirit of Peoria will be returning soon to the Alton region offering full day, lunch, sightseeing, murder mystery dinner theater, brunch and other entertainment cruises. Find full schedule here: http://goo.gl/s1ghs3

  June 27, 2016
All Around Alton, Illinois  

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

  June 26, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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

  June 26, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

My husband and I are having a very private vow renewal ceremony in Alton in October. When I say private I mean us and 2 other people . We are absolutely in love with Alton but we aren't from the area. Would anyone like to recommend a few things for me. 1 a good hair and makeup place 2 romantic place for dinner afterwards 3,a photographer for the day.

  June 26, 2016
Abbi Hinton-mars  

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

  June 25, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

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
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @aerieswinery: Looking for some family fun this weekend? Join us tomorrow for a special visit from Nolan’s Petting Zoo! https://t.co/Sd0…

  June 24, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

What a great view of the riverfront & Downtown Alton from one of our newer lodging properties - the Alton Cracker F… https://t.co/ADfMidrJDf

  June 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @mweaverpics: Bring a friend for Music in the Park in Grafton, #IL this evening. Music starts at 7 PM. @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois https:…

  June 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @OldBakeryBeer: Join us on the 3rd of July for some of the best fireworks around! We have the best view in town and... beer! https://t.…

  June 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Can't wait to try it out! https://t.co/TM8W6nSudE

  June 23, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @AltonTonys: #winedownwednesday #winenot #halfpricebottle @AltonTonys https://t.co/DQjkmQZcW2

  June 22, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

About to cool down from the heat today at the fountains in Riverfront Park. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/ke2naCQdI3

  June 22, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Have you ever taken in the stunning views at the largest state park in Illinois? Tag who you want to take on a hike… https://t.co/pA9QbJ9Qjq

  June 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

A beautiful #sunset on a great Father's Day weekend! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/m6PtUmO8zv

  June 20, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @argosyalton: Get all of this for $5 on Father's Day? Buy a beer flight receive this appetizer sampler... https://t.co/jDKQy8LRNq

  June 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -- Albert Einstein https://t.co/ZWDIx2Z8w8

  June 19, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Taking in a beautiful #sunset at the largest state park in Illinois. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/mMWQ6E7eBD

  June 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @TheWholeScoopIL: Come one, come all. https://t.co/qfoyMoLdka

  June 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @AltonTonys: It's going to be a beautiful evening for dinner and drinks on the patio @AltonTonys #tonyspizza #pepperloin https://t.co/kT…

  June 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Less than 30 min! You can also watch here: https://t.co/8En7zIJPDt https://t.co/ltZVNStxeh

  June 18, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @mweaverpics: Jon Evans performs at Music in the Park in Grafton, #IL. Music every Thursday at 7 PM. @visitalton @enjoyillinois https://…

  June 17, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @Cesar_Paredes: A perfect beverage to address severe beach thirst. @OldBakeryBeer https://t.co/vgFjhDo4p2

  June 16, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Do you know where this barn is located? The Alton region is known for its unique, historic homes & buildings. #Expl… https://t.co/6R7K6l8Ppq

  June 16, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

We'll take you on a boat ride tomorrow so join us at https://t.co/oOqndPFa1Q. https://t.co/k8mxJZORBw

  June 15, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

We love watching the #sunset on our national scenic byway! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/8LwP1b4tmq

  June 15, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @TheWholeScoopIL: Keeping Grafton smiling, one sweet treat at a time. Here's to all the smiles to come!

  June 15, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

If you're in the Springfield area tune into @foxillinois this morning. We'll show you what's happening in Alton! https://t.co/gLEWeg7I8A

  June 15, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @troytaylor13: Catch me on WBGZ Radio in Alton, IL on June 14, 10 am, talking about Haunted America Conference. @VisitAlton @AtriumHotel…

  June 14, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @mweaverpics: Flag Day and it's at half mast at Alton national cemetery today. VR photo link https://t.co/Qz0ygLer05 @VisitAlton https:/…

  June 14, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

You can take a driving tour of Principia College to see this incredible view. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/GoKsQdeqYg

  June 13, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

View beautiful gardens during the annual Home & Garden Tour today. Tickets still available. https://t.co/vF3CNFr4IV https://t.co/LM8mCnCdUR

  June 12, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @PMLodge: The Hummingbirds are back! #pmlodge #hummingbirds #festival https://t.co/ngUogTNbnr https://t.co/OjPK7HadJo

  June 11, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

Cool down this weekend on a ride aboard the Hakuana Matata. It has a climate controlled area on the first deck. #Ex… https://t.co/26Z0I8sf9M

  June 11, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @steve_held: We FINALLY made it to @OldBakeryBeer. Sandwiches were great & beer was outstanding! @VisitAlton #drinklocal https://t.co/K0…

  June 10, 2016
twitter.com/visitalton  

RT @JeniEats: The iced latte at Maevas in @VisitAlton 😍 Flavored with housemade bergamot syrup & strawberry purée. SO GOOD. https://t.co/yq…

  June 10, 2016
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It's a perfect day to chill out in the wave pool at Raging Rivers! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/WPPMDqV7DX

  June 10, 2016
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What a beautiful night for a drive on our national scenic byway. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/Rnzyy0vHoc

  June 09, 2016
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Watch a stunning #sunset while listening to our amazing muny band at Riverview Park. https://t.co/ILoSNY8yzR https://t.co/iQ1POUfQVR

  June 09, 2016
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RT @J_Murphy1973: @JeniEats @VisitAlton There's nothing better than a dusk or dawn drive along a river. Period.

  June 09, 2016
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Join us in 45min for our live @GeoramaTravel show of 3rd St. entertainment district! Sign in here: https://t.co/5p5Ql3yXgj to ask questions!

  June 09, 2016
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Learn about the 1st free & integrated school in USA during Hamilton Primary School Fest: https://t.co/4Zj3ZCeUSL https://t.co/9Y2XNRJl4X

  June 08, 2016
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A #sunset at a U of I Extension demonstration garden. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/jBCsjjbjNj

  June 08, 2016
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RT @shesova: View from the bluffs of Grafton IL where I will see the @ColumbusShips today! Pic from last year shows both ships. https://t.c…

  June 07, 2016
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RT @steve_held: You cannot go wrong with @OldBakeryBeer products! @VisitAlton @feastmag @DrinkIllinois @618hophead #drinklocal https://t.co…

  June 06, 2016
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Just another beautiful, sunny day in Alton. Great day for boating! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/gKqY9yScWW

  June 06, 2016
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Another beautiful #sunset in the Alton region. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/0pm93bOPWR

  June 05, 2016
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RT @aerieswinery: Do you crave adventure and exploration? We’ve got it. https://t.co/a7SsaX0lTF

  June 04, 2016
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On a haunted your at the McPike Mansion. I'm scared! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/Q9txZzcLsi

  June 03, 2016
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Have you taken a haunted tour of the McPike Mansion? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/8ECfmR4Ri3

  June 03, 2016
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@DirtFiction Were you scared?

  June 03, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: See Alton, #IL in virtual reality if you have Google Cardboard. https://t.co/FzhY9s2iUq @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois #explor…

  June 02, 2016
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RT @PMLodge: Jersey County & Hardin County are in the 10 Most Beautiful Counties! Pere Marquette Lodge​ is right in the middle. https://t.c…

  June 02, 2016
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A perfect day to take in the views at the Confluence Tower. You can see the exact spot where the Missouri & Mississ… https://t.co/ZI1iuWv3Sj

  June 02, 2016
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What a gorgeous day in historic, downtown Alton! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/qZA05WyR3D

  June 01, 2016
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RT @MyJustDesserts: Mrs. Ledbetters Chocolate Pie!!!!! Come by & have a slice today!!!! #pies #myjustdesserts… https://t.co/oSEr6gxi3W

  June 01, 2016
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Who's ready for fresh produce? Alton's #farmersmarket kicks off Saturday. https://t.co/XPvhlghyeC https://t.co/eVKrmQ1wdx

  May 31, 2016
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RT @Mizzou_75: Memorial Day at Aeries Winery in Grafton, Il. That's Missouri to the South on the other side of the Mississippi https://t.c…

  May 31, 2016
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A #beautiful #sunset on the Mississippi River. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/4oFkadInFH

  May 31, 2016
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Alton has the oldest running Memorial Day Parade. First one was in 1868! This year's version begins at 10 a.m. #Exp… https://t.co/J3xkLbgVEc

  May 30, 2016
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What an amazing #sunset at @loadingdockil. The Nina & Pinta will be docked there for tours through June 5! #Explore… https://t.co/fDkgCzECGs

  May 29, 2016
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It's going to be a beautiful weekend to take a drive along our national scenic byway! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIll… https://t.co/kIs249sB7D

  May 28, 2016
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Tour replicas of the Nina & Pinta this #MemorialDayWeekend! #ExploreGreatRivers https://t.co/nrcnHMeadH https://t.co/0iBAEWusf1

  May 27, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Nina and Pinta travel up the Mississippi river to Grafton, #IL for onboard tours. @visitalton @enjoyillinois https://t.co/…

  May 27, 2016
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Oldest #MemorialDay parade began in Alton IL (1868). Info on longest running parades in USA: https://t.co/yK0dGqHrJx https://t.co/SFeTyv5Pk5

  May 27, 2016
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Great place to visit this weekend! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/vXhoLQqsPf

  May 27, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Come see Miles Davis in downtown Alton #IL for his birthday today. @mdonline @milesdavis @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois https:…

  May 26, 2016
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RT @aerieswinery: Still trying to make plans for Memorial Day? Take a trip to Aerie’s! https://t.co/RwaoURMdfs

  May 25, 2016
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RT @ColumbusShips: The Historic Nina and Pinta will open for tours in Grafton,IL for Memorial Day! May27-June 5th 9am-6pm @FOX2now @KPLR11…

  May 25, 2016
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Did you know where in Alton you can find this beautiful rose garden? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/sFHFC4ddJF

  May 25, 2016
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@ColumbusShips Keeping our sails crossed for good weather! Thanks for coming to our area!

  May 25, 2016
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We love taking #sunset photos along the Might Mississippi! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/EnFLgs6pop

  May 24, 2016
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Which drink should I order? Enjoy spending Saturday night out in Alton's entertainment district! #ExploreGreatRiver… https://t.co/XBItInlFK9

  May 22, 2016
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RT @GraftonOyster: We have about 300 lbs of Live Lousiana Crawfish left plus about 200 lbs of Frozen Lousiana Crawfish so everyone can enjo…

  May 22, 2016
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Anyone want to join us for a drink at @OldBakeryBeer? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois #weekend https://t.co/HOINMIMwiV

  May 21, 2016
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RT @Piasawinerypub: This Saturday is our FRULI FESTIVAL! Don't miss out!

  May 20, 2016
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Our #weekend is starting just an hour early today! Tag who you would want to take to the @graftonwinery this weeken… https://t.co/FgYHJTawHe

  May 20, 2016
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RT @PMLodge: The weather looks nice this weekend! Come join us for some wine and lunch! https://t.co/pVFjjbypdy https://t.co/Ex96FrBbyb

  May 19, 2016
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Grab your friends, a bottle of wine and enjoy the beautiful, scenic views in the Alton region! #ExploreGreatRivers … https://t.co/4ar7OipigV

  May 19, 2016
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Tune in at 1230 for our 1st @GeoramaTravel epidsode on the tallest man ever-Robert Wadlow: https://t.co/8En7zIseeT https://t.co/ZI2fregKcF

  May 18, 2016
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Another beautiful sunset on the Mississippi. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/SkrhXl2rW1

  May 17, 2016
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Great place to start your morning! https://t.co/ctUpi99DGv

  May 14, 2016
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#Sunset before a storm on the Mississippi taken by @mfnpawnbroker. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/cn0NT93pKA

  May 14, 2016
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Who's ready to take a drive on the Great River Road this weekend? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/XARNKER8PL

  May 12, 2016
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RT @OldBakeryBeer: Look at what we done did! North End is in metal tubes! #neverletjameswritethecaptions https://t.co/FtAORBT0d7

  May 12, 2016
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RT @debthompson: Love seeing one of my fave places, @VisitAlton, represented in Peru, IN at the county museum. #indianafoodways https://t.c…

  May 11, 2016
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RT @PMLodge: Everybody loves a good fish story! Join us! @pmlodge @fishingfair https://t.co/3aSHQ3C7fL https://t.co/m505TbUeve

  May 11, 2016
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Alton is known for having oldest consecutive running Memorial Day Parade. How does that rank w/ parades in the USA? https://t.co/qDMyWfU0fj

  May 10, 2016
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A cloudy #sunset over the Mississippi. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/Tgnqyi4CSC

  May 10, 2016
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RT @aerieswinery: Let us shine some light on achieving the perfect ambiance for a wedding. Here’s your canvas for sweet wedded bliss. https…

  May 09, 2016
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RT @OldBakeryBeer: We've got all your summer koozie needs covered... but the real excitement comes from what that… https://t.co/IbXETpks2U

  May 09, 2016
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There are several hiking trails with scenic overlooks at Pere Marquette State Park. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllin… https://t.co/026JNvABp3

  May 08, 2016
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Starts tomorrow! #ExploreGreatRivers #foodie #yum https://t.co/XMHwQB7vdf

  May 07, 2016
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Raging Rivers opens in just 3 weeks (May 28)! What other water parks offer views like this? #ExploreGreatRivers #En… https://t.co/oGwlHqyo2C

  May 06, 2016
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RT @TravelCoalition: This morning we're with @VisitAlton in Alton, IL for a #Travel Talks roundtable w/ @RepMikeBost https://t.co/FSyeKTIpzW

  May 06, 2016
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It’s #NTTW16, and we are supporting #Travel16! Learn how you can get involved: https://t.co/wX8QXPbiMe https://t.co/oE2AQyRrr1

  May 06, 2016
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Looking for an outdoor venue to get married? @aeriesresort has an amazing view for all your guests & wedding party!… https://t.co/GjFbmpaoEX

  May 05, 2016
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Celebrate #CincoDeMayo with a pub Crawl in Alton'! https://t.co/cCOxtwzmZy https://t.co/SKxfczD7yU

  May 05, 2016
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RT @kelseylandis: Packed house at the Argosy Casino for the @VisitAlton "Rally for Tourism." https://t.co/X7ehdaA25R

  May 04, 2016
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RT @JobeWard6: Great to be in @VisitAlton, celebrate @USTravel #NTTW16 @ProjectTimeOff @Fox2STL travel this summer @enjoyillinois https://t…

  May 04, 2016
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RT @JobeWard6: A #NTTW16 rally for tourism to remember in @VisitAlton @USTravel take @ProjectTimeOff this summer in @enjoyillinois https://…

  May 04, 2016
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The polls find that Americans agree: Travel is a job creator, educator, and it's pro-family and pro-health. #NTTW16 https://t.co/i2fnquKmcm

  May 03, 2016
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Pere Marquette State Park is the largest state park in Illinois. The Lodge, located on park grounds, was opened in … https://t.co/OIqla6wDvc

  May 03, 2016
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The view of the Mississippi River is still beautiful even during a cloudy, foggy morning. #ExploreGreatRivers #Enjo… https://t.co/dkDTQeKoUc

  May 01, 2016
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A cloudy #sunset overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllin… https://t.co/HjPRLg2Khv

  April 30, 2016
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RT @RyanHanlon65: Enjoy all the adventure @VisitAlton Can you guess who got to ride the Harley? https://t.co/zeyonImCVq

  April 29, 2016
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RT @OldBakeryBeer: Come see Patrick at @craftbeercellar tonight from 5pm - 8pm! Grab some samples and a 4-pack to take home. #stlcraftbeer

  April 29, 2016
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Is it lunch time yet? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois #foodie #brewery https://t.co/K9cDO2OgGs

  April 28, 2016
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Learn about Columbus' replica ships the Nina & Pinta when they stop in the Alton region May 27-30. #ExploreGreatRiv… https://t.co/rQnqHwSUSn

  April 27, 2016
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What a beautiful #sunset taken by @martymckay! https://t.co/Cbzzga9Ach

  April 26, 2016
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@newingham618 Many bars/restaurants in downtown Alton have TVs. @HopsHouseAlton @OldBakeryBeer are two choices

  April 26, 2016
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Enjoy scenic views like this when you stay at our B&Bs! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois #TaraPoint https://t.co/7KK9lKOYdS

  April 24, 2016
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RT @JeniEats: Homemade chai, little free library, sugar skulls, barnacles on the toilet. Maevas is my jam. https://t.co/aWhQrx3u6l https://…

  April 22, 2016
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It's almost 5! Who's ready for a beer flight? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/WdhRVyvQug

  April 22, 2016
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RT @aerieswinery: There is nothing better than a #WineWednesday gathering with a view. Add in some delectable food - now it’s a party! http…

  April 20, 2016
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RT @WanderingEds: What Two U.S. Rivers Meet at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower in Illinois? https://t.co/kci8drRjFj via @aksomitis

  April 20, 2016
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Who agrees that we have one of the best sections of the Great River Road? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/3MRLXMgwD4

  April 18, 2016
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RT @MidwestLiving: Antiquing, museums and more fill a visit to @VisitAlton @EnjoyIllinois. Trip guide: https://t.co/vnYGBeBgYq https://t.co…

  April 18, 2016
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What a deal! Hurry and order your @ragingrivers tickets to receive early bird rates. https://t.co/Nf4InMjA86 https://t.co/qPVKCRyxF5

  April 15, 2016
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Thinking about relaxing at the @loadingdockil after work today. Who wants to join us? #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIll… https://t.co/Sl2zqAaYFM

  April 15, 2016
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RT @LastDamnChimp: Alton is continuing to beautify downtown and riverfront. Flood memorial coming soon! @RiverBenderNews @VisitAlton https:…

  April 14, 2016
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Perfect day to roll down the windows and take a drive on our scenic byway! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/MuvtVihAP5

  April 14, 2016
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Spring in the Alton region means exploring our numerous nature trails! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/ENdrRfEqE7

  April 11, 2016
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RT @PMLodge: It's almost time! #morelmushrooms #pmlodge #mushroomfestival https://t.co/4npDeVCJCb

  April 08, 2016
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One of our favorite places to take #sunset photos is in Elsah. Where is favorite place in the Alton region? #Explor… https://t.co/mbSRwkZ3uc

  April 08, 2016
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@troytaylor13 @aerieswinery Great spot, too!

  April 08, 2016
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Soon it will be so green & beautiful along the Great River Road! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/Obg1oi0mjQ

  April 07, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Yes, it's @NationalBeerDay! My fave is yellow. @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois #exploregreatrivers @OldBakeryBeer https://t.co/…

  April 07, 2016
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RT @mweaverpics: Elijah P's is a great place to go on @NationalBeerDay. Most taps in Alton, #IL area. @VisitAlton @enjoyillinois https://t.…

  April 07, 2016
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Don't forget to order the pepperloin! #ExploreGreatRivers #foodie https://t.co/uEm6AvSprW

  April 07, 2016
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RT @BeallMansion: The Beall's spacious lawn & gardens are the perfect setting for your #wedding or #reception. https://t.co/gmer95CVjl http…

  April 04, 2016
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What a beautiful photo of the Great River Road taken by @eirecastleboy062. #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/Sl2xXckOkV

  April 02, 2016
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What a beautiful spring day! #ExploreGreatRivers #EnjoyIllinois https://t.co/1r74JijIIU

  April 01, 2016
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#MostHauntedSmallTownInAmerica https://t.co/HhhT5Wfs4L

  March 30, 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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  Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge
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  Robert Wadlow Statue
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  Riverview Park
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  Piasa Park
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  Pere Marquette State Park & Lodge
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  Pere Marquette Cross
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  National Great Rivers Museum
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  Lincoln - Douglas Square
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  Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
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  Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
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  Clark Bridge
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