Meetings & Groups

There’s only one place in America where historic Route 66 meets the Great River Road – in the Great Rivers & Routes region of Southwest Illinois.

From the majestic confluence of the Missouri, Mississippi, and Illinois rivers to walking in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark and Lincoln to the miners, mobsters, and characters who infuse the small towns along Route 66.

Conveniently located just 20 minutes from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, the area is easily accessible via I-55, I-70, I-270, I-44, I-255 and I-64. Travel by train from all over the country and pull into the Amtrak station located in Alton.

With more than 50 group-friendly attractions and over 40 full-service and limited service hotels and motels in the region, you will find the perfect fit for your group size and budget.

The Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau is at your service from helping you plan to welcoming your attendees!


Invest in creativity as you explore an area overflowing with history. Imagine your organization’s future in a destination that puts you at the center of convenience, but keeps you secluded enough to be productive. Our sales team will send out your RFP to applicable venues, help find the necessary lodging, banquet space, dining options and welcome bags for your attendees.


Create an itinerary that will capture and delight your travelers. Download our Destination Guide for more information.

Our sales team will collect hotel quotes, create a customized itinerary, schedule attraction and museum reservations, provide group-friendly dining options and supply welcome bags for your attendees.