Search

The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is Opening for the Year Friday, June 11, 2021

Welcome to the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Climb 50, 100 and 150 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and look down on their waters and the story where two explorers began their journey westward. From the three levels, vantage points give way to communities, history and stories of life along the riverbanks.

From the vantage point of the tower, you can see the convergence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers in Hartford, Illinois. Just north, the Illinois River meets the Mississippi in Grafton, Illinois. The three important waterways led to the development and prosperity of industries, river towns and their people. Each confluence community offers a unique story that has been shaped and defined by the waters of these rivers.

The three levels can be reached by elevator or stairs. All guests of the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower must be accompanied by a tour guide. The Tower is ADA accessible. On a clear day, visitors can see downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch, which is 19 miles south of the Tower.

Whatever your view, make sure you see this!

Come Out and Play in Southwest Illinois

(Biking at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield. Photo by John Locus) Cool breezes, the sun sparkling high...

Showcasing Pride in Southwest Illinois

Pull out your rainbow flags and join the region in celebrating Pride Month! June is known as Pride...

Father's Day Fun in Southwest Illinois

Timing is everything -- and luckily for Dad, there will be a lot of things to celebrate this...

Great Family Adventures Await in Southwest Illinois

Ready for a Family Road Trip? Make it a summer to remember with a family road trip to the Great...

Hear Untold Black Stories of Alton

Everyone has a story to share. A group of Alton residents came together to record and share their...