The 33-mile Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway connects Pere Marquette State Park in the north to Grafton and Alton, Illinois. Riverboat ports, museums and antiquing fill a weekend getaway.: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/illinois/trip-guide-to-alton-elsah-and-grafton-illinois/

Trip Guide to Alton and Grafton, Illinois

The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway takes travelers to riverboat ports like Grafton and Alton as well as to Pere Marquette State Park and other destinations that fill a weekend getaway.

Top Things to Do Around Alton, Illinois: Size Up the Robert Wadlow Statue

Top Things to Do Around Alton, Illinois

Top Things to Do Around Alton, Illinois: Size Up the Robert Wadlow Statue

The Piasa Caves - Alton, Illinois  Native american petroglyph of a dragon-type flying creature that dwelled in the caves long before the first Europeans noticed the painting during early exploration of the Mississippi River.

The Piasa Caves - Alton, Illinois Native american petroglyph of a dragon-type flying creature that dwelled in the caves long before the first Europeans noticed the painting during early exploration of the Mississippi River.

Old Alton Illinois | Historic Chain of Rocks Bridge on old Route 66, I crossed this bridge ...

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Haskell playhouse in Alton, Il.  - a child's playhouse, this would make a wonderful adult tiny house. So unusual.

Lucy Haskell's playhouse in Alton, Illinois was a gift to her for fifth birthday from her grandfather, John E. The Queen Anne style playhouse, built in was designed by architect Lucas Pfeiffenberger.

Alton, Illinois. 1849-1859.

Alton, Illinois. 1849-1859.

Alton, Illinois

Alton is a hilly river town. Still has red brick streets as seen in background on and State Sts

Fun historic photos of Clark Bridge via AltonWeb // The River Bend - Clark Bridge, Alton, Illinois

Fun historic photos of Clark Bridge via AltonWeb // The River Bend - Clark Bridge, Alton, Illinois (the old bridge )

Historic civil war era prison site in Alton IL. these are called suffering bricks and are said to be haunted and they are in almost all the buildings in Alton

Historic civil war era prison site in Alton IL. these are called suffering bricks and are said to be haunted and they are in almost all the buildings in Alton - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Bob Graul, Photographer, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Illinois

Bob Graul, Photographer, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Illinois

Alton, Illinois - Civil War Era - Elijah Parish Lovejoy

Alton, Illinois - Civil War Era - Elijah Parish Lovejoy

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