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2017 Official Alton Visitors Guide
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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

435 Confluence Tower Drive
Hartford, IL 62048
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P: (618) 251-9101

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Hours of Operation
Spring Hours:
Open March 31, 2018
Wednesday- Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
4.0 of 5 bubbles
55 Reviews
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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is located in Hartford, Ill., two miles from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, which is National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail. The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower was built in commemoration of the historic expedition. The 180-foot tower has three viewing platforms at 50, 100 and 150-feet connecting the two towers that represent Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Each level of the tower tells stories about the area's history, including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, Lewis and Clark and the confluence of two great rivers - the Mississippi and Missouri.

The Tower is the gateway to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, with a visitor center located in the northern tower. At the visitor center, guests can plan their trip along the 33-mile route with interactive exhibits, videos and graphic panels that tell stories of history, wildlife and communities all along the byway.

Admission:  

$6 for Adults
$5 for Seniors 62 +
$5 Active Military/Veterans
$4 for Children 12 & under
Children 2 and under are free
Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.

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Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower
435 Confluence Tower Dr, Hartford, IL 62048-4400
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Recent Reviews
queendork76
Trip type:
Couples
Groupon if you can
Jul 7, 2018
Visited on a beautiful clear Saturday. Make sure that the weather is clear and sunny to get the best views of St. Louis and the river confluence. There are three... more »
LNLew
CA
Trip type:
Couples
Nice View
Jun 20, 2018
The tower is definitely open now, maybe limited hours, but it was open on a Sunday in June. It's nice to see the confluence from above. It's a nice view... more »
herestoadventures
Fishers, Indiana
Trip type:
Couples
Closed for lack of funds
Oct 18, 2017
We were devasted to find that this is closed due to lack of funding. Apparently it receives no funding except from the small town nearby, which can no longer afford... more »
honya1
St. Louis
Trip type:
Couples
Nice View!
Aug 25, 2017
The view from the tower is nice as long as you don't look in the direction of the refinery! The river confluence is on one side, and the refinery is... more »
kebodec
Godfrey, Illinois
Trip type:
Couples
The View was Amazing!
Jul 31, 2017
My husband and I made our first visit to the confluence tower yesterday. We live in the area, but we had never visited the tower. The day was clear and... more »
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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is located in Hartford, Ill., two miles from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, which is National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail. The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower was built in commemoration of the historic expedition. The 180-foot tower has three viewing platforms at 50, 100 and 150-feet connecting the two towers that represent Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Each level of the tower tells stories about the area's history, including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, Lewis and Clark and the confluence of two great rivers - the Mississippi and Missouri.

The Tower is the gateway to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, with a visitor center located in the northern tower. At the visitor center, guests can plan their trip along the 33-mile route with interactive exhibits, videos and graphic panels that tell stories of history, wildlife and communities all along the byway.

Admission:  

$6 for Adults
$5 for Seniors 62 +
$5 Active Military/Veterans
$4 for Children 12 & under
Children 2 and under are free
Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.

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