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  • Grafton, Illinois

    Why You Need to Experience Grafton This Weekend

      Sweeping views of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers is just one reason Grafton, Illinois stands out from the crowd ...

  • Fireworks Along the Mississippi River

    Fireworks Along the Mississippi River

    Alton Fireworks: Photo by Scott Evers Photography Once a year, the night skies over the Mississippi River light up with the reds, yellows, ...

  • Spirit of Peoria Cruises

    Best Mississippi River Cruises

    Spirit of Peoria Paddlewheel Boat Mississippi and Illinois River CruisesLive in the moment ...

  • Grafton Ferry

    Take the Ferry to Grafton This Weekend

    Catch the Grafton Ferry for your weekend getaway in the Meeting of the Great Rivers! Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride across the Mississippi River to downtown Grafton. Sip wines at award winning wineries. Have a drink alongside the river at local restaurants. Shop until you drop at riverside ...

  • Local Makers Shine

    Local Illinois Makers Shine

    They create, craft and invent. They are the artisans … the makers … the do-ers … the inspiration for all things that are uniquely Illinois. From ...

  • fish

    Gone Fishin'

    It’s not too difficult to find your Friday fish fix! While we have numerous churches, KC Halls and VFWs that host fish fries, we also have several locally-owned eateries that are known for their delicious seafood. Here is my list of the top restaurants for excellent fish in our ...

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  • Grafton, Illinois

    At the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, experience life in a real river town - Grafton, Illinois. The early settlers of Grafton saw the potential of this plat of land at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.

  • Grafton, Illinois

    The resilience of the town is evident in the bustling tourist community that Grafton has become. Gift shops, antique stores, wineries, guest houses, "hot fish" sandwich stands line Main Street and the riverfront.

  • Pere Marquette State Park

    If you are looking for outdoor recreation, look no further than Grafton. Pere Marquette State Park, the largest state park in Illinois, is located just west of Grafton. There are hiking trails, opportunities to eagle watch and much more.

  • Confluence of Rivers

    The once thriving riverboat industry in Grafton has become a thing of the past, but you can still see the towboats and barges pushing their way along the Mississippi.

  • Grafton Ferry

    The Grafton Ferry, which is open spring through late fall, carries cars and passengers across the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to St. Charles County, Mo.