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15 Free (or Almost Free) Things To Do Around Alton This Summer – #1

There’s plenty to keep you busy around Alton, but we’ve narrowed it down to 15 top-notch attractions (in no particular order) that won’t break the bank! Here’s #1.

1. National Great Rivers Museum – Alton, IL

Located next to the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, National Great Rivers Museum offers visitors the opportunity learn all about the Mighty Mississippi as well as its history and ecosystems through the museum’s educational and interactive exhibits. Tours of the locks are conducted daily at 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Click here to read more.

National Great Rivers Museum
2 Lock and Dam Way
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 462-6979
Admission: FREE
Check back tomorrow for #2!

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