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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

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May
7
Sat
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi, learn its history, and take in the beautiful scenery on the Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise, departing Grafton Harbor promptly at 4 pm.

The Hakuna Matata is a 49-passenger all-weather tour boat. The first level is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally heated and cooled. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering a stunning 360-degree view of the river and surrounding areas. Restrooms, a cash bar, light snacks, and souvenirs are also available.

Admission:
$18/adult
$16/senior
$9/child 3-17
$4.50/child 2 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 786-7678.

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.

Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi, learn its history, and take in the beautiful scenery on the Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise, departing Grafton Harbor promptly at 4 pm.

The Hakuna Matata is a 49-passenger all-weather tour boat. The first level is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally heated and cooled. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering a stunning 360-degree view of the river and surrounding areas. Restrooms, a cash bar, light snacks, and souvenirs are also available.

Admission:
$18/adult
$16/senior
$9/child 3-17
$4.50/child 2 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 786-7678.

May
21
Sat
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi, learn its history, and take in the beautiful scenery on the Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise, departing Grafton Harbor promptly at 4 pm.

The Hakuna Matata is a 49-passenger all-weather tour boat. The first level is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally heated and cooled. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering a stunning 360-degree view of the river and surrounding areas. Restrooms, a cash bar, light snacks, and souvenirs are also available.

Admission:
$18/adult
$16/senior
$9/child 3-17
$4.50/child 2 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 786-7678.

May
28
Sat
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (10 AM) @ Alton Visitors Center
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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.

Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi, learn its history, and take in the beautiful scenery on the Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise, departing Grafton Harbor promptly at 4 pm.

The Hakuna Matata is a 49-passenger all-weather tour boat. The first level is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally heated and cooled. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering a stunning 360-degree view of the river and surrounding areas. Restrooms, a cash bar, light snacks, and souvenirs are also available.

Admission:
$18/adult
$16/senior
$9/child 3-17
$4.50/child 2 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 786-7678.

Jun
4
Sat
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi, learn its history, and take in the beautiful scenery on the Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise, departing Grafton Harbor promptly at 4 pm.

The Hakuna Matata is a 49-passenger all-weather tour boat. The first level is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally heated and cooled. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering a stunning 360-degree view of the river and surrounding areas. Restrooms, a cash bar, light snacks, and souvenirs are also available.

Admission:
$18/adult
$16/senior
$9/child 3-17
$4.50/child 2 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 786-7678.

Jun
11
Sat
Open House at Haskell Playhouse @ Haskell Playhouse
Jun 11 @ 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.

Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi, learn its history, and take in the beautiful scenery on the Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise, departing Grafton Harbor promptly at 4 pm.

The Hakuna Matata is a 49-passenger all-weather tour boat. The first level is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally heated and cooled. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering a stunning 360-degree view of the river and surrounding areas. Restrooms, a cash bar, light snacks, and souvenirs are also available.

Admission:
$18/adult
$16/senior
$9/child 3-17
$4.50/child 2 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 786-7678.

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