Springtime Things to Do in Southwest Illinois
Spring is finally here and nature is alive at last! Blades of luscious green grass are dancing across the landscape.
Migrating birds are making their triumphant return. And the Mighty Mississippi River is freely flowing toward your next adventure. Stop waiting and start living in the moment. Flock to the Great Rivers this spring all around Alton.
Celebrate the Great Rivers
The Mississippi River is one of America's Great Rivers, celebrated as a flyway for migrating birds, a super highway for exported goods and a source of recreation for young and old alike.
Go with the Flow
Live in the moment with a flair of yesteryear as you cruise on one of the few remaining paddlewheel boats on the Mississippi River. Or enjoy a leisurely cruise on the 49-passenger excursion boat, the Hakuna Matata, sailing out of Grafton Harbor. Take your pick of sightseeing, lunch, dinner, or wine cruises.