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Next Sat Attendance and Lottery prizes Many vendors
Come join us! If the weather is really bad we will be moving it inside the church! πŸ˜πŸŽƒπŸ­
Hi. I'm planning to move to Alton/Godfrey next year from NJ and I could really use some info! I'd appreciate if anyone is willing to talk to me about medical care for both humans and pets.
Taken September 15th. He was just sitting there watching for fish. It was hot that day so was really surprised to see him.
How’s the weather and roads?
"R" Acres of Terror is back for the 2019 season. We are open every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of October from dusk till 11 p.m. Prices are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids 12 and under. Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you this year. for more information check us out on face book R Acres of Terror or visit our website at www.racresofterror.com #ryoubraveenough
Goblins, witches, super heroes and the like will all gather on 27 Oct, 2-4pm at the St Jacob Township Park for a fun, safe and awesome afternoon. Best of all, this Lions Club event will benefit the visual and hearing impaired. Let’s show our support and attend this fun and worthwhile event. See you on the 27th of Oct! Love the description!!! Register ahead of time for FREE shirt! Deadline approaching ❀️❀️❀️❀️ $15 awareness trick or treat walk
Is the riverfront bike trail open again?
Come by for a great art show, artist talk and silent auction! https://www.facebook.com/events/2281847795475673/?ti=cl
Just did a feature on Alton. Check it out!
Does anybody now if thay are plain on doing any sandbagging tomorrow in alton

The official tourism portal to Great #RiversAndRoutes of Southwest Illinois! Your new favorite getaway starts here: http://RiversAndRoutes.com .

Here at the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau we are trying our best to educate visitors about the great things our region has to offer.

Searching for something fun to do that's out of the ordinary? Something adventurous that will get your adrenaline pumping? Or maybe you need a nice, quiet and relaxing getaway? Whether you're looking for a vacation, a daycation or a staycation, look no further than the Great Rivers & Routes of Southwest Illinois. Plan your trip today and explore! For trip ideas, lodging deals, restaurants and attractions, visitor guides and much more, go to Riversandroutes.com. Have a question or want to leave a review? Talk to us! We encourage open, lively conversation and we promise to: β€’ Be thoughtful and respectful when we disagree with somebody β€’ Not impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent ourself, our age or our affiliation with any person or entity. β€’ Not post anything that is harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable toward a person, entity, belief, or symbol. We encourage our fans to do the same and we reserve the right to delete comments that don’t follow the above at our discretion. Posting photos to our Facebook wall: Great Rivers & Routes does not claim any ownership rights to photos that you post on our β€˜wall’. By posting a photo to our wall you grant All Around Alton a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, revocable, non-transferable, perpetual licence to share, modify, delete from, add to, publicly display and/or reproduce, your photo, through any of our social media channels, pages or accounts. You can revoke this licence by emailing us at [email protected] and informing us that you no longer want us to use your photo. Please remember that Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau does not have any control over which fans post or whether the majorities have different opinions than your own. We look forward to the conversation.

Happy Presidents' Day! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Did you know Alton is home to the Lincoln & Civil War Legacy Trail where you can walk in the footsteps of one of our most prominent presidents?

Check it out here >> https://www.riversandroutes.com/blog/post/walk-with-lincoln/

You can even print out a flat (Stanley) Lincoln to take around town with you via Looking For Lincoln. Share your selfies with us -- we'd love to see them! πŸ“·

WHO WHOπŸ¦‰ needs an outdoor adventure?! Trek great trails just outside St. Louis for watchable wildlife.
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πŸ“ Pere Marquette State Park

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Underground Railroad Tours | Alton, Illinois

Alton played a vital role in helping slaves on their pathway to freedom.Tour the city's Underground Railroad locations.

riversandroutes.com Commemorate the heritage and black history of the Alton region with a tour along the "Alton Route" of the Underground Railroad. Located in the free state of Illinois, Alton's riverfront location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves make connections to the...

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Your Guide to Weekend Fun!

Get some unique ideas for Valentine's Day πŸ₯° fun with these great weekend events πŸ‘‡

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5 Ways To Celebrate Galentine's Day Outside St. Louis

Tag your BFF!πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ Here are our top five ideas for some great friend fun. 😍

riversandroutes.com Ever wanted to have a day that's geared towards you and your BFF? Guess what! You are in luck. Now there is a day set aside specifically for girlfriends. National Galentine's Day is Feb. 13, so grab your best friends and treat yourselves with a weekend getaway or an all-day adventure. Here...

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Wordi Gras Returns to Worden, IL Feb. 22, 2020

Move over Mardi Gras … Redneck Wordi Gras is coming to town! πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’œ

riversandroutes.com Move over Mardi Gras … Wordi Gras is coming to town. Wordi Gras in Worden, IL Billed as a β€œRedneck Mardi Gras,” Wordi Gras takes to the streets of Worden, IL on Saturday, Feb. 22 bringing thousands of party goers to the tiny Illinois community just off Route 66. β€œWordi Gr...

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Valentine's Day Wine & Wheel

We all deserve to have a Ghost moment.πŸ’˜ Let it be at Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois!

riversandroutes.com Grab a bottle of wine and join JAC for a special Valentine's night out experience learning how to throw on the pottery wheel! This event is led by ceramic artist and instructor, Chris Carson. Registration closes on Wednesday, Feb. 12. To register, visit: jacobyartscenter.org/artclasses or call 618-4...

HIZZAH! Today is National Pizza Day πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• Tag your favorite place in Southwest Illinois that has the perfect cheesy slice.
πŸ“ Peel Wood Fired Pizza in Edwardsville, Illinois

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Masters of the Sky

Riverside raptors will rule the National Great Rivers Museum Saturday, Feb. 15 with Masters of the Sky πŸ¦…πŸ¦…

riversandroutes.com The National Great Rivers Museum will offer live Raptor shows to the public on February 15, 2020. Visitors can learn all about the adaptations that make raptors special. Shows will cost $5 per adult and $3 per child and be limited to the first 85 participants. Showtimes are 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p....

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πŸ’‹Sweet Ideas for Valentine's Day Near St. Louis πŸ’‹

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching… do you know what to do?

riversandroutes.com Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching… do you know what to do? If the traditional candy and flowers are becoming too predictable, surprise your Valentine this year with luxurious overnight packages, romantic dinner reservations, spa and salon deals and...

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Alton's rich history

Today in St. Louis and KSDK News explores the rich history and revitalization of Alton, Illinois. Have a coffee β˜•οΈ with the #TISL team Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 a.m. at the Post Commons

ksdk.com From its notable people in music and height, to a history filled with underground railroads and haunts

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Your Guide to Weekend Fun!

An artistic celebration of Black History Month, birding on the byway and rockin’ concerts πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ Here are some events for you to make the most of the weekend!

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Great Rivers & Routes

Alton, Illinois played a vital role in helping slaves make connections to freedom. Discover this history: RiversandRoutes.com/shuttle
#BlackHistoryMonth #VisitAlton

⭐️ Sometimes Route 66 moments don't end in cozy diners ⭐️
πŸ“· @amberlowryph via Instagram
πŸ“ Chain of Rocks Bridge

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22nd Annual Dead of Winter Festival

And you thought your team not making the Super Bowl was scary . . . 😏

riversandroutes.com Join American Hauntings for the 22nd annual Dead of Winter event! Celebrate winter ghosts, hauntings, and the macabre at the mysterious Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois -- one of the most haunted locations in the state -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirited locatio...

πŸ¦¦πŸ¦‘πŸ¦…πŸ˜ŠπŸˆ. It’s official! Murray the Groundhog saw shadows! Unfortunately that may mean six more weeks of winter. Looks like the Chiefs are getting some love just before their Big Game! #enjoyillinois #GreatRiversandRoutes

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10 Reasons to Visit Great Rivers & Routes in 2020

Pink Elephants 🐘, ghostly adventures πŸ‘» and mega mounds are just some of the things you can see in Southwest Illinois!

riversandroutes.com It's that time of year again when we all resolve that the new year will be better. That it will be different. And, of course, those resolutions are tough to keep! Make the resolution process easier and more rewarding this year by visiting the Great Rivers & Routes region in southwest Illino...

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Your Guide to Weekend Fun!

With events like these, you'll certainly take advantage of your weekend! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

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Prospect League

⚾️⚾️ PLAY BALL! ⚾️⚾️

The Prospect League is excited to announce expansion to Alton, Illinois, beginning with the 2021 season!

DETAILS: http://pointstreaksites.com/view/prospectleague/prospect-league-news/news_528666

[01/06/20]   Hello, All Around Alton followers! We are changing our page name to Great Rivers & Routes. You will still see your favorite Alton travel information, but this page will also feature other fun things to do while you are on your trip to Southwest Illinois.

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Alton Audubon Eagle Ice Festival - Calendar of Events | Great Rivers & Routes

Who's ready to kick off eagle watching season? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

riversandroutes.com Join us for the kick-off of the much anticipated eagle watching season with this family friendly event! See a live bald eagle up close and personal at the Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton. Then let the kids enjoy cold weather games including Ice Putt Putt Golf, Ice Cube Crush and Spin the....

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Birding on the Byway - Feature Stories | Great Rivers & Routes

πŸ—£ Did you know that our great rivers are located right on the Mississippi Flyway, one of the most important bird migration pathways in the world? πŸ‘€

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New Year's Eve at the Grand Theatre - Calendar of Events | Great Rivers & Routes

You'll have a GRAND New Year's Eve with this celebration ✨
πŸ“ All Around Alton, Illinois

riversandroutes.com AltonWorks wants you to ring in the New Year at Alton's historic Grand Theatre! The public is invited to walk through a piece of Alton's history.

πŸ¦…πŸ¦… Watchable wildlife is making center stage in southwestern Illinois. Enjoy eagle shuttle tours, hiking adventures and more! πŸ¦…πŸ¦… RiversandRoutes.com

On the 12th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... Twelve games of chess β™Ÿβ™Ÿβ™Ÿ
Eleven shoppers shopping
Ten gondolas rising
Nine bowls of chili
Eight haunts a haunting
Seven swans that trumpet
Six hard candy sticks
FIVE GOLDEN ALES
Four bald eagles
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!

Wishing you a joyful season! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays πŸŽ„β›„οΈπŸŽ…

On the 11th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... Eleven shoppers shopping πŸŽ„πŸŽ„
Ten gondolas rising
Nine bowls of chili
Eight haunts a haunting
Seven swans that trumpet
Six hard sticks of candy
FIVE GOLDEN ALES
Four bald eagles
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!

On the 10th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... ten gondolas rising 🚑🀩
Nine bowls of chili
Eight haunts a haunting
Seven swans that trumpet
Six hard sticks of candy
FIVE GOLDEN ALES
Four bald eagles
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!

On the 9th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... nine bowls of chili πŸ€—πŸ₯£
Eight haunts a haunting
Seven swans that trumpet
Six hard sticks of candy
FIVE GOLDEN ALES
Four bald eagles
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!

πŸ‘»πŸ‘» On the 8th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... eight haunts a haunting πŸ‘»πŸ‘»
Seven swans that trumpet
Six hard sticks of candy
FIVE GOLDEN ALES
Four bald eagles
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!

(Photo by Steve McCann)

🦒🦒 On the 7th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... seven swans that trumpet 🦒🦒
Six hard sticks of candy
FIVE GOLDEN ALES
Four bald eagles
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!
(Photo by Marty McKay)

Eagle season is here! Plan your winter getaway to see soaring birds along three great rivers.

Eagle tours now available: http://bit.ly/EagleShuttleTours

🍭🍬 On the 6th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... six hard sticks of candy
FIVE GOLDEN ALES
Four bald eagles
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!

On the 5th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... FIVE GOLDEN ALES! 🍻
Four bald eagles
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!

On the 4th day of Christmas, our region gave to me... four bald eagles πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…
Three french pastries
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!
(Photo by Scott Evers)

πŸ™Œ On the 3rd day of Christmas, our region gave to me... three french pastriesπŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯
Two turtle pies
And a gigantic bottle of catsup!

On the 2nd day of ChristmasπŸŽ„, our region gave to me... two turtle pies and a gigantic bottle of catsup! 🀀

Our countdown to the holiday continues with our version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

On the 1st day of Christmas, our region gave to me... a gigantic bottle of catsup! 🀩

Countdown to the holiday as we tour through southwestern Illinois with our version of the 12 Days of Christmas!

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Your Guide to Weekend Fun!

Who's ready for a winter adventure πŸ‘‹πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ Click to see some of the events happening this weekend.

campaigns.louderdesign.com Bells will be ringing this weekend with visits from our holiday friend that has a belly full of jelly. Annual traditions will hold up to family fun with hot cocoa and seasonal tales. Get into the Christmas spirit in southwestern Illinois with Great Rivers & Routes. Β 

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Swans of Riverlands - Calendar of Events | Great Rivers & Routes

More than seven swans are swimming at the The Audubon Center at Riverlands. 🦒🦒 Hear facts from the experts Saturday, Dec. 14. Photo by Marty McKay

riversandroutes.com Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is host to one of the largest populations of overwintering Trumpeter Swans in the interior U.S. Trumpeter Swans populations have rebounded after near extinction thanks to critical conservation efforts over many years. Learn how Audubon, partners, and community sci...

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Rocking for Rock Spring at Old Bakery Beer Co. - Calendar of Events | Great Rivers & Routes

For years the Grandpa Gang has given us Christmas Wonderland, Inc. Now it's time to give back! πŸ‘‡

riversandroutes.com For years the Grandpa Gang has donated their time and energy to create a wonderful Christmas light show in Rock Spring Park. It's now our time to help them out with the 2nd annual Rocking for Rock Spring event!

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Alton, Grafton, Godfrey, Jersey & Calhoun County, IL | Feature Stories - Santa's Chocolate Express Roars In To Grafton

Santa and chocolate = The perfect pair! πŸŽ…πŸ«πŸ¬

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This full-day Christmas celebration begins with Santa arriving by helicopter! You don't want to miss it πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/DowntownCountryChristmas

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Alton, Grafton, Godfrey, Jersey & Calhoun County, IL | Feature Stories - They're Back! Trumpeter Swans Return to Their Winter Home

Winter birding along our large rivers has begun! Don't miss your chance to see Trumpeter swans this season.

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Our Story

Searching for something fun to do that's out of the ordinary? Something adventurous that will get your adrenaline pumping? Or maybe you need a nice, quiet and relaxing getaway? Whether you're looking for a vacation, a daycation or a staycation, look no further than the Great Rivers & Routes of Southwest Illinois! This is the only place in the world the Mother Road meets the Great River Road. With award-winning wineries and local restaurants, spectacular views and roadside Route 66 attractions, it's no wonder why visitors to the region come back time and time again. Plan your trip today and explore fun just outside St. Louis! For trip ideas, lodging deals, restaurants and attractions, visitor guides and much more, go to RiversandRoutes.com. Have a question or want to leave a review? Talk to us! We encourage open, lively conversation and we promise to: β€’ Be thoughtful and respectful when we disagree with somebody β€’ Not impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent ourself, our age or our affiliation with any person or entity. β€’ Not post anything that is harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable toward a person, entity, belief, or symbol. We encourage our fans to do the same and we reserve the right to delete comments that don’t follow the above at our discretion. Posting photos to our Facebook wall: Great Rivers & Routes does not claim any ownership rights to photos that you post on our β€˜wall’. By posting a photo to our wall you grant Great Rivers & Routes a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, revocable, non-transferable, perpetual licence to share, modify, delete from, add to, publicly display and/or reproduce, your photo, through any of our social media channels, pages or accounts. You can revoke this licence by emailing us at [email protected] and informing us that you no longer want us to use your photo. Please remember that Great Rivers & Routes does not have any control over which fans post or whether the majorities have different opinions than your own. We look forward to the conversation.

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Haunted Alton Ghost Tours Haunted Alton Ghost Tours
2200 N. Rodgers Ave.
Alton, 62002

This is one of the pages for ghost tours owned and run by Alixandria Andrews. It is NOT a page for the website of the same name.

Alton Hauntings Tours Alton Hauntings Tours
110 E 3rd St
Alton, 62002

Alton Hauntings is the Award-Winning tour that offers the Real Story behind the History & Hauntings of "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America!"

The Mineral Springs Haunted Tours The Mineral Springs Haunted Tours
301 E Broadway, # 311
Alton, 62002

Mineral Springs Haunted Tour offers the best paranormal tours in Alton. Come with us and explore the city's rich history and its ghostly inhabitants.

Alton Photography Tours Alton Photography Tours
629 Langdon St
Alton, 62002

See what Alton, IL is offering with these exciting photography tours. Tours last 3-4 hours with a variety of tours, transportation and price packages

Mineral Springs Haunted Tours Mineral Springs Haunted Tours
301 East Broadway
Alton, 62002

Mysterious Mineral Springs Mysterious Mineral Springs
301 East Broadway
Alton, 62002

Guided historic daytime tours of the Mineral Springs Mall, one of the most haunted locations in one of America's most haunted small towns!

Riverbend Tours Riverbend Tours
2109 Mulberry St.
Alton, 62002

Come to historic Alton Illinois. MaryAnn Warmack,certified tour guide can show you what Alton has to offer.

Eagle 1 Trucking Llc Eagle 1 Trucking Llc
7518 Stutz Ln
Alton, 62002

EAGLE 1 TRUCKING LLC IS A WELL ESTABLISHED DUMP TRUCK BUSINESS IN THE ALTON IL AREA WE CAN HAUL COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL ANYWERE CALL 618-917-5677 anytime

Kerry Away Travel Kerry Away Travel
418 W Bethalto Dr
Alton, 62010

Kerry is an independent rock star travel designer who knows the best beaches, packages, restaurants, hotels, tours, & honeymoons at the best prices - and handles everything for you. You don't have to pay for her services, because the suppliers do!

Ghost Camp Ghost Camp
1800 Smith Ave.
Alton, 62002

Ghost Camps are held on lands that have a macabre history or some paranormal activity reported on them. Campers are challenged to spend the night.