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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

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Apr
30
Sat
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (10 AM) @ Alton Visitors Center
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Step back in time as J. E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB guide you to local sites filled with a rich history.

The two-hour guided shuttle will stop at some of the sites that were once a part of the Underground Railroad, including Alton Museum of History and Art, Rocky Fork area, and more. Learn how Alton’s location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves reach freedom.

Remnants of history remain, buried beneath the streets of Alton. Come discover history for yourself.

Tour admission is $25/person. Please call the Alton CVB at (800) 258-6645 for more information or for advanced registration.

Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (1 PM) @ Alton Visitors Center
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Step back in time as J. E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB guide you to local sites filled with a rich history.

The two-hour guided shuttle will stop at some of the sites that were once a part of the Underground Railroad, including Alton Museum of History and Art, Rocky Fork area, and more. Learn how Alton’s location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves reach freedom.

Remnants of history remain, buried beneath the streets of Alton. Come discover history for yourself.

Tour admission is $25/person. Please call the Alton CVB at (800) 258-6645 for more information or for advanced registration.

May
6
Fri
“Mum’s the Word” @ Jacoby Arts Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Our mothers give us such sound advice… This Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy a hilarious tribute to Mom and her words of wisdom in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

For more information, please call (618) 462-5222.

 

 

May
7
Sat
Vintage Baseball Game @ Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
May 7 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy baseball as it was played way back in the day with a vintage baseball game at Lewis & Clark State Historic Site! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy gentlemanly sportsmanship of the 19th century, featuring Alton Baseball Club.

For more information, please call (618) 251-5811 and ask for Pam.

May
12
Thu
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime, we’re also introduced to Maureen’s sister Sheila and her husband Squire, who are having problems of their own. This hilariously heart-warming tale is filled with clever and charming one-liners that are sure to put a smile on your face!

Admission is $17 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, please call (618) 462-6562.

May
13
Fri
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime, we’re also introduced to Maureen’s sister Sheila and her husband Squire, who are having problems of their own. This hilariously heart-warming tale is filled with clever and charming one-liners that are sure to put a smile on your face!

Admission is $17 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, please call (618) 462-6562.

May
14
Sat
Open House at Haskell Playhouse @ Haskell Playhouse
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour one of Alton’s historic gems, Haskell Playhouse (which is just within walking distance from The Beall), select dates throughout the summer, beginning in April. Take in views of the exquisite Queen Anne style architecture and learn the history of the family and the playhouse, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

2016 Open House Dates:

  • Saturday, April 9th
  • Saturday, May 14th
  • Saturday, June 11th
  • Saturday, July 9th 
  • Saturday, August 13th
  • Saturday, September 10th

For more information, please call (618) 465-3026.

The Harman Family Bluegrass Band @ Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Head to the Confluence Tower and enjoy an evening of live music by The Harman Family Bluegrass Band, with styles ranging from traditional to contemporary bluegrass, country, gospel and other various types of music. Since 1975, entertaining audiences has been their top priority!

This concert will kick off the first season of outdoor concerts at the Tower’s newly-constructed amphitheater. Admission is $10. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please call (618) 251-9101.

ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 14 @ 7:30 pm

In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime, we’re also introduced to Maureen’s sister Sheila and her husband Squire, who are having problems of their own. This hilariously heart-warming tale is filled with clever and charming one-liners that are sure to put a smile on your face!

Admission is $17 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, please call (618) 462-6562.

May
15
Sun
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 15 @ 2:30 pm

In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime, we’re also introduced to Maureen’s sister Sheila and her husband Squire, who are having problems of their own. This hilariously heart-warming tale is filled with clever and charming one-liners that are sure to put a smile on your face!

Admission is $17 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, please call (618) 462-6562.

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