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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 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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58 Reviews
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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Start your journey along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway with a visit to the Lewis & Clark Confuence Tower.

Located just one mile from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL, the tower rises 180 feet above the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.  Three tower viewing platforms, at 50, 100 and 150 feet, highlight the stories of the surrounding area including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, the Lewis & Clark journey and, of course, the two great rivers.

A garden representing plants collected by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their westward journey and an ourdoor amphitheater sit at the base of the tower and are also part of the visitor experience.

The indoor visitor center has an interactive exhibits with videos and graphic panels which tell the stories of the history, wildlife and communities 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 Great Rivers and Routes Tourism 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
scottmG6960NS
Huntingdon
Trip type:
Couples
The Only Way to See Confluence of 2 Great Rivers
Sep 18, 2018
The tower can be easily seen from the highway and although there is a 6 dollar charge per person, the view from the top is well worth the price. We... more »
vhale1955
Belvidere, Illinois
Trip type:
Family
Hidden Gem
Sep 2, 2018
Lots of information. We enjoyed the short history clips, tower views and courtesy of ladies working. We were there about half hour. Platforms are clean, wee maintained and safe. Elevator... more »
David M
El Cajon, California
Trip type:
Couples
" Elevators Did Not Work "
Aug 18, 2018
I was not impressed with the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower. 1 st we entered a very small room with a super small TV and poor sound, and we... more »
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 »
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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Start your journey along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway with a visit to the Lewis & Clark Confuence Tower.

Located just one mile from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL, the tower rises 180 feet above the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.  Three tower viewing platforms, at 50, 100 and 150 feet, highlight the stories of the surrounding area including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, the Lewis & Clark journey and, of course, the two great rivers.

A garden representing plants collected by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their westward journey and an ourdoor amphitheater sit at the base of the tower and are also part of the visitor experience.

The indoor visitor center has an interactive exhibits with videos and graphic panels which tell the stories of the history, wildlife and communities 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 Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau at (618) 465-6676.

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