Area Attractions Alton, IL
Greater St. Louis Getaway Attractions
Welcome to Alton, IL—a World of Wonder.
Drive, bike or walk the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway—one of only 26 national scenic byways in the country and voted one of the “7 Wonders of Illinois”.
Sample wine at the wineries and wine gardens along the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail.
Go winter eagle watching.
Shop for that “special find” in at the Alton area's 50 Antique Shops.
Golf Alton's 8 different golf courses including Spencer T. Olin Golf Course—the only Illinois or St. Louis area Arnold Plamer designed and managed course.
Boat, canoe, kayak or fish Alton's extensive array of rivers, lakes, and other waterways.
Explore the history Lewis & Clark at Lewis & Clark Museum and Trail Site #1. Visit the rebuild of Fort Dubois. Get a bird's eye view of Lewis & Clark's point of departure and the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers from the Confluence Tower.
Follow the Lincoln Trail.
Dine at one of a myriad of Alton area restaurants.
Celebrate at Alton's legendary clubs and bars.
Enjoy the art and culture of the big city including the St. Louis Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Forest Park, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis Art Museum, Galleria Shopping Mall, and an endless array of other attractions and activities.
Experience romance and relaxation at the award winning BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn—named a “destination for desire” and “top 25 romantic spot for you to share an intimate interlude with your loved one” by BBW Magazine.
Alton, IL and St. Louis Visitor's Guides will be waiting in your guest room when you arrive.