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Top Fall Travel Ideas History & Heritage

Planning your next fall vacation? You’ll find plenty of things throughout the Great Rivers & Routes region in Southwestern Illinois, this autumn. Enjoy beautiful fall color drives along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway ...



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Take Your Pick Lodging

  It’s not just the trees dancing with color in the fall. Local orchards and pick-your-own farms delight the senses with the brilliant orange of pumpkins, the vibrant yellows of squash and reds, yellows and greens of apples dangling ...



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Best Places to View American White ... Hospitality Partners

Turn your eyes skyward or take a few moments to scan the Mississippi River right now and you are likely to see flocks of American White Pelicans flying high on air currents or bobbing lightly on river waves. Thousands of the migrating birds have ...



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Top Spots to See Halloween Parades Transportation

No one knows how to do Halloween like the towns throughout the Great Rivers and Routes region located in Southwestern Illinois, minutes from St. Louis. (Photo by Andrew Dobson) Six different parades will be held at the end of October including ...



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Why Alton is America's Most Haunted ... Arts & Culture

It was a dark and stormy night ... well, maybe not so stormy but definitely dark ... as a group of fellow ghost hunting travelers walked through the Mississippi River town of Alton, IL seeking spirits, specters and spooks. That isn't an unusual ...



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Fall Travel Along the Great River Road Shopping

Planning your next fall vacation? You’ll find plenty of things to do all around Alton, Illinois, this autumn. Visit Alton, Godfrey, Grafton, Elsah, Jerseyville and Calhoun County and enjoy beautiful fall color drives along the Meeting of the ...



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Fall Adventures Await Apparel

From beautiful fall color drives to a jaunt through a local apple orchard, an authentic autumn experience is waiting for everyone in the Great Rivers & Routes region just minutes from St. Louis. (Photo by Erica Swagler) The 2019 Fall ...



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Some Like It Hot! Lodging

Let’s face it, when the temperatures drop and the air is nippy, there is nothing better than a hot bowl of chili. And restaurants throughout the Great Rivers & Routes region know that better than most.   From secret recipe chili ...



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Come Out and Play This Fall Lodging

   (Biking at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield. Photo by John Locus) Cool breezes, the sun sparkling high in a brilliant blue sky, the scent of bonfires and marshmallows swirling through the air:  Mother Nature is telling you ...



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Take the Ferry to Grafton This Weekend Arts & Culture

Catch the Grafton Ferry for your weekend getaway along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers! Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride across the Mississippi River to downtown Grafton. Sip wines at award winning wineries. Have a drink alongside the river at local ...



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Great Places to Stay Along the Rivers & ... Lodging

Great. Lodging. Here. (Tara Point Inn & Cottages, Grafton, IL)A trip to the Great Rivers & Routes region is filled with great things to do, whether visiting quirky and charming Route 66 sites or drinking in the breathtaking beauty along ...



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Local Legends: Fred & Sherri Whitworth Lodging

Fred & Sherri Whitworth of Josephine's Tea Room It all started with a cherry pie. Or at least that’s one part of the story Fred and Sherri Whitworth, owners of the wildly popular Josephine’s Tea Room and Gift Shops, tell about ...



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