Local Guide to Alton Area Attractions
Spend time to see all the features that the area has to offer. The Mighty Mississippi River with American Bald Eagles flying above 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 a splash with our Splashin’ Deal with Raging Rivers WaterPark! Eat, Sleep and Bowl with our Airport Plaza bowling package.
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, 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. Ask about our complimentary shuttle to get there.
It’s Winter in Alton IL! That means the American Bald Eagles are nesting with us along the Great River Road, book a BirdWatcher’s package and save ! Grab your hats and gloves and join us for winter festivals, events and more! Don’t miss the Rock Springs Christmas Wonderland or the Bethalto Christmas Village this year!
Check out our guest rooms and packages with our bowling partner Airport Plaza Bowl!