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Cities & Towns in the Great Rivers & Routes Region

In the Midwest, and especially in the Great Rivers & Routes region, community matters.

Each Great Rivers & Routes community has its own flavor and style. From tiny Hillsboro’s rural fields full of crops and its hip, blossoming downtown, to urban Edwardsville’s LeClaire Historic District nestled between thriving shopping plazas, diversity shines throughout the area.

The region spans six counties and more than 30 cities and towns in Southwestern Illinois, and the list of events, activities and attractions in the area is as tall as the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville.

So whether you’re here to see the beautiful architecture on the Lewis & Clark Community College campus, stopping by Litchfield’s Ariston Café as you travel Route 66 or escaping to the peace and quiet of historic Elsah, be sure to check out everything the region has to offer. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Spring

Spring is finally here and nature is alive at last! Blades of luscious green grass are dancing...

Summer

Get away to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway all around Alton, Illinois for...

Fall

From beautiful fall color drives to a jaunt out into the apple orchard, an authentic autumn...

Haunted

Alton, this quaint river town, has become known as "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in...

Holiday

Get into the holiday spirit with these chart-toppers that make the season bright at the Meeting of...

Eagle

Just 25 miles north of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, Alton, Ill., has become a winter home to...