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Visitors Guide

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2017 Official Alton Visitors Guide
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KIDCATION – JULY 26 – AUG. 4, 2019

The summer is slipping through your fingers, kids will be headed back to school, and you haven’t even had time to think about taking a family vacation. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there! Your summer escape is waiting for you where the great rivers meet the Mother Road … and the kids are in charge! We’ll be rolling out the red carpet for a Kid’Cation July 26 – Aug. 4. Your destination for 10 days of great getaway deals (and free family events) is here. This is where the kids are treated like royalty and families can enjoy affordable fun. Take a glimpse at what we have in store.

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Sweet Treat Trail

Sweet surprises are in store on the Sweet Treat Trail. Businesses throughout the region are offering free or reduced prices on sweet treats for children and their families during Kid’Cation. Pick up your Sweet Treat Trail map at the Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton, visit seven of the participating businesses, have the map initialed at each stop, and return it for a special prize.

Participating Sweet Treat Trail businesses include: Shiver’s Frozen Custard, Elsah General Store, My Just Desserts, The Whole Scoop, 1904 General Store, Sherry’s Snacks, Grafton Fudge, Cookie Factory Bakery & Café, Cookie Express, Duke Bakery, Poputopia Gourmet Popcorn and Sweets, and LuciAnna’s Pastries. (See their Sweet Treat Trail deal on the page below)

Download your Sweet Treat Trail Map here.

kidcation events

Jul 26 2019

Can you guess how many gumballs are in the jar?

Visit the Cookie Factory Bakery and try to guess how many gumballs ...
Starting at 8:00am
Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Jul 26 2019

Explore The Lewis and Clark State Historic Site

Available each day of Kid'Cation Take a step back in time as you ...
Starting at 9:00am
Lewis & Clark State Historic ...
#1 Lewis and Clark Trail
Hartford, IL 62048(618) 251-5811
Jul 26 2019

Discover the Litchfield Museum

During Kidcation visit one of the premier locations along Historic ...
Starting at 10:00am
Litchfield Museum and Route ...
334 N. Historic Rt. 66
Litchfield, IL 62056(217) 324-3510
Jul 27 2019

Buy and Decorate your own cookie at Cookie Factory

The Cookie Factory Bakery invites you to decorate your very own ...
Starting at 11:00am
Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Jul 27 2019

Pirate Cruise on the Hakuna Matata

Arrrh Matey! Climb aboard or we'll have ye walk the plank! Adventure ...
Starting at 4:00pm

215 W. Water St.
Grafton, IL 62037(618) 786-7678
Jul 28 2019

Enter to Win Grizzlies Baseball Tickets

On Sunday, July 28th visit The Cookie Factory Bakery for a chance to ...
Starting at 11:00am
Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Jul 28 2019

International SUNday Festival

*Please note that this event has been rescheduled due to ...
Starting at 12:00pm

1 Riverfront Drive
Alton, IL 62002(800) 258-6645
Jul 28 2019

What's Buggin' You? At Willoughby Heritage Farm

On Sunday, July 28th Willoughby Heritage Farm in Collinsville ...
Starting at 1:00pm
Willoughby Heritage Farm
631 Willoughby Ln.
Collinsville, IL 62234(618) 346-7529
Jul 29 2019

Spongebob Squarepants Meet and Greet!

The Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe invites you to meet Spongebob ...
Starting at 11:00am
Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Jul 29 2019

Lucy Haskell's Birthday Celebration

For 16 years, Lucy Haskell’s Birthday Celebration has been ...
Starting at 6:00pm

1211 Henry Street
Alton, IL 62002(618) 463-2235
Jul 30 2019

Train Day

Choo-choo-choose to come to Train Day at the new Alton Regional ...
Starting at 10:00am

1 Golf Rd
Alton, IL 62002(618) 468-1280
Jul 30 2019

Spongebob Squarepants Meet and Greet!

The Cookie Express invites you to meet Spongebob Squarepants! Don't ...
Starting at 11:00am

121 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Jul 31 2019

Win a Gift Certificate to Riverbend Skate!

On Wednesday, July 31st visit The Cookie Factory Bakery to enter for ...
Starting at 8:00am
Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Aug 01 2019

Win a case of Pepsi at The Cookie Factory Bakery

The Cookie Factory Bakery invites children up to the age of 16 to ...
Starting at 8:00am
Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Aug 01 2019

Explore Camp Dubois in Wood River

Tour log replicas of Camp Dubois in Wood River!  There will be ...
Starting at 1:00pm

Route 143 & Route 3
Wood River, IL 62095(618) 254-1993
Aug 02 2019

Olaf Meet and Greet at Cookie Factory Bakery!

The Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe invites you to ...
Starting at 11:00am
Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Aug 02 2019

Olaf Meet and Greet at Cookie Express!

The Cookie Express invites you to meet Olaf! Don't forget to ...
Starting at 1:00pm
Cookie Express
121 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731
Aug 03 2019

Pirate Cruise on the Hakuna Matata

Arrrh Matey! Climb aboard or we'll have ye walk the plank! Adventure ...
Starting at 4:00pm

215 W. Water St.
Grafton, IL 62037(618) 786-7678
Aug 04 2019

Win a Cookie Cake from Cookie Factory Bakery

Sign up for a chance to win a custom decorated 15-inch Cookie Cake ...
Starting at 11:00am
Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002(618) 462-5731

kidcation deals & specials

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