Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway

  • Start: Hartford, IL
  • End: Grafton, IL
  • Last Modified: 2012-04-03 17:46:08
  • Total Mileage: 33 Miles
  • Number of stops: 24


Welcome! Time and again visitors are drawn to America’s great rivers looking for adventure, a sense of the past and the days of leisurely vacations and relaxing drives. Return to a time of simplicity as you experience the beauty of the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, where the Mighty Mississippi, Missouri & Illinois rivers meet. Before You Get Started With no stops, driving the entire byway takes about one hour. In order to fully experience everything the region has to offer, set aside two to three days for your trip. If you need help planning your trip, call the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-258-6645 or go to for a complete listing of area lodging, dining, shopping, attractions and upcoming events.

Stop #1:

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
Hartford, IL

Stop #2:

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
Hartford, IL

Stop #3:

Wood River Museum
Wood River, IL

Stop #4:

National Great Rivers Museum
Alton, IL

Stop #5:

Melvin Price Locks & Dam
Alton, IL

Stop #6:

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
West Alton, MO

Stop #7:

Audubon Center at Riverlands
West Alton, MO

Stop #9:

Lovejoy Monument
Alton, IL

Stop #10:

Alton Prison Remains
Alton, IL

Stop #11:

Confederate Cemetery
Alton, IL

Stop #12:

Small Pox Monument
West Alton, MO

Stop #13:

Robert Wadlow Statue
Alton, IL

Stop #14:

Alton Museum of History & Art
Alton, IL

Stop #15:

Lincoln-Douglas Square
Alton, IL

Stop #16:

Piasa Park
Alton, IL

Stop #17:

Great Rivers Park
Godfrey, IL

Stop #18:

Olin Nature Preserve
Godfrey, IL

Stop #19:

Village of Elsah
Elsah, IL

Stop #20:

Principia College
Elsah, IL

Stop #21:

City of Grafton
Grafton, IL

Stop #22:

Pere Marquette Cross
Grafton, IL

Stop #23:

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge
Brussels, IL

Stop #24:

Pere Marquette State Park
Grafton, IL

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