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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

Attractions, Activities, Events & Happenings

Weekend of June 7th and 8th

This weekend, Alton is in full bloom! Enjoy a weekend of garden tours with the Alton Convention & Visitors Bureau and Pride Incorporated, an organization devoted to the preservation and beautification of the region.

Saturday from 10-2, board a shuttle for a 2-hour guided tour of some of the region’s most beautiful summer landscapes. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the dazzling summer blossoms around the Riverbend area!

Sites include the Nan Elliot Rose Garden and the Oriental Garden at Gordon Moore Park and the Signature Garden at Lewis & Clark Community College.

Participants should meet at the Alton Convention & Visitors Bureau (200 Piasa Street, Alton). Admission is $25/person. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (800) 258-6645.

Sunday from 12-5 Pride Inc. proudly presents their annual Home and Garden Tour. Embark on a self-guided tour of some of the area’s most beautiful homes and gardens, on public display for one day only. A local historic site is typically included on the tour as well.

Admission is $12/person. Children 5 and under are free. For more information, please call (618) 467-2375 or email

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