Local Guide to Alton Area Attractions
Spend time to see all the features that the area has to offer. The Mighty Mississippi River with its mosaic colors in Autumn cuts deep into the bluffs of Illinois with help from the Great Rivers Scenic Byway. Follow it around and through the lock and dam til it merges with the adjoining Missouri River. This is where Lewis and Clark set off on their perilous journey West to find the Pacific Ocean. Explore the intricate landscape and discover the hidden local wonders amongst us.
Take a stroll through Upper Alton, just a few blocks from the hotel and stand next to the “World’s Tallest Man, Robert Wadlow” or sit in a replica of his chair and see how you size up! Take to the trails with our Hike & Bike package, make sure to book ahead to ensure availability and the best price!
Minutes from I-55, I-255, or I-270, we are located at the intersection of Route 140 and Route 3. We are a quick 30 minutes from Downtown St. Louis and Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues. 30 minutes from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, 15 minutes from St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto, IL, one half mile from Amtrak Station and 5 miles from Alton Marina, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air and Argosy Casino.
Don’t miss our onsite restaurant, Great Rivers Tap & Grill Explore our Regions along the Mississippi menu, only at Great Rivers Tap & Grill. Visit us to find out why we’re one of the best restaurants in Alton IL. Special menu items are hand crafted and made from scratch by our own Chef Kenny and his trained culinary staff.
Dine on tasty dishes such as our house made soft pretzels served with beer cheese dip and stone ground mustard, chicken and andouille gumbo, our mouthwatering and famous BIG Cheese sandwich, the only 3 part grilled cheese sandwich is Alton IL, loaded with cheese and baked fresh in house daily and don’t forget to finish with one of our made from scratch desserts, we suggest the Salted Caramel Brownie.