Sweeping views of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers is just one reason Grafton, Illinois stands out from the crowd as a vibrant river town planted at the confluence of America’s two great waterways.
Located just minutes from the St. Louis region by river ferry or 30 minutes north of St. Louis by car, Grafton offers a growing shopping, restaurant, boating, winery and adventure scene.
Stroll along the historic streets of Grafton to experience the history and charm of the community that once reportedly hosted outlaw Jesse James and had its own sort of Wild West persona and see how it has evolved into a quintessential destination and a thriving riverfront community.
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Why Visit Grafton
A weekend of week day adventure is just around the corner in the quaint riverfront town of Grafton. Restaurants, lodging options, boating, ziplining and more await!