Like the city itself, Alton’s shopping experience is diverse and worth exploring. The downtown antique district, commonly referred to as “Arts & Antique Row,” boasts a wide array of treasures, trinkets, antiques, hand-made crafts and unusual gifts. Homer M. Adams Parkway is lined with bigger department stores for all your retail shopping needs. And Alton Square Mall continues to house a range of specialty stores ideal for finding the perfect gift.