Alton, IL & St. Louis Area
Attractions, Activities, Events & Happenings
Alton Shuttle Tours
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a sightseeing, shopping, or dining tour of the Alton area! With numerous types, these shuttle tours are the perfect way to learn about our region!
Tours depart from the Alton Visitors Center (200 Piasa Street) unless otherwise specified. For more information or to make a reservation, please go to visitalton.com or call (800) 258-6645.
Learn about the impact that Alton had in helping slaves reach freedom on an Underground Railroad Tour. Tours will visit several historic sites that were once part of the Underground Railroad.
June 28: 10-noon
July 26: 10-noon
August 30: 10-noon
EAT LIKE A LOCAL – BBQ
Savor delicious BBQ from some of Alton’s locally-owned restaurants, including Carver’s Southern-Style BBQ, Rib City, and Amarillo Tex’s Steakhouse.
June 28: 1-3 pm
July 26: 1-3 pm
August 30: 1-3 pm
Enjoy the fresh air and take in the natural beauty of some of Alton’s most magnificent garden landscapes.
June 21: 10-noon & 1-3 pm
July 12: 10-noon & 1-3 pm
ODDS & ENDS SHOPPING
Shop the unique treasures found in Alton’s quaint locally-owned stores. Receive special perks (such as sales, raffles, and refreshments) as part of the tour.
*Departs from Mac’s Time Out (315 Belle Street).
Admission: $5/person. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Alton Visitors Center.
August 10: 12 pm, 1pm, & 2 pm
View and learn about some of Alton’s many historic sites and beautifully-restored homes on a narrated shuttle tour of historic Alton.
August 16: 10-noon & 1-3 pm