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All Around Alton, IL and St. Louis Area

General Area Information

All Around Alton
Official website of the Alton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Explore our many attractions, river recreation, picturesque drives, heritage sites, exciting entertainment, fabulous food and family fun. Things to do, coming attractions, maps, shopping, food and drink, calendar of events and more.

All Around Calhoun County
“Official website of Calhoun County” . . . “the county for all seasons.”

Alton Main Street
Promoting the renovation and restoration of historic downtown district of Alton, Illinois.

Edwardsville Online
Entertainment, attractions, community calendar, bulletin boards, and businesses directory for Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, and surrounding Illinois communities.

Elsah, Illinois
Explore the history and architecture of this quaint steam boat town lost in time on the Great River Road.

Great River Road
Your Mississippi River Travel, Education and Recreation resource.

Jersey County
"Near the crowd but not in it." History, shopping, dining and coming events for Jersey County. Also includes information on the Brussels Ferry, Historical Society Museum, and more.

RiverBender
The Alton Illinois Riverbend community at your fingertrips. Shopping, entertainment, local websites, classifieds.

ThingsToDo.com
Attractions, national & state parks, state histories interesting facts, famous people, state symbols, news resources, state event calendars, lodging, dude ranches, much more.

Cruises

American Queen
Regal accommodations and activities on the elegant riverboat American Queen. Offering cruises year round.

Float With Us Cruises
Come aboard the USS Shekinah and take a cruise on the river! You can customize your cruise to fit your style and schedule, any thing from dinner cruises to satying the night on the boat.

Spirit of Peoria
Cruise along the Mississippi River aboard the Spirit of Peoria riverboat. Sightseeing and themed lunch or dinner cruises are available.

Queen of the Mississippi
Experience the true American paddlewheel riverboat on the Mississippi. 7 night cruises available aboard the spacious Queen of the Mississippi.

Museums & Galleries

ARTEAST
Free annual self-guided tour that showcases the art of 200 area artists.

Jacoby Arts Center
Ever changing gallery exhibitions, live entertainment and art classes.

Tours

BEALL MANSION Tours
No trip to Alton, IL is complete without a tour of this St. Louis area icon. Individual and group trous by appointment. Call 618-474-9100 to schedule.

Bluff City Tours
Alton, IL group tour specialists.

Great Rivers Byway
Experience the scenic vistas, historic heritage, outdoor recreation, and cultures of the Greater Alton area driving, hiking, or biking the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Listen to byway webcasts on your computer, download them to your portable MP3 player and bring them along on your trip, or burn them to CD and listen in your car as you explore the byway.

Riverbend Tours with MaryAnn
Narrated history tours with one of the most knowledgable Alton area resident historians. Lincoln Civil War Trail, Underground railroad, Alton history tours, and winter eagle tours available. Call 618-444-9026 to schedule your tour.

Colleges & Universities

Lewis & Clark Community College
Discover LC and join studies with degrees available in the top growing fields.

Principia College a School for Christian Scientists
School history, calendar, tours, directions, academics, athletics, adult continuing education.

SIUE Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
The only dental school within 250 miles of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Information, educational offerings, patient care, research activities, announcements and events.

SIUE Southern Illinois University
Campus tour, calendars, athletics, library, academic programs, administrative services, community services, student organizations, student services, alumni and visitors.

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