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Alton overview

Alton is a friendly locale distinct for its live music and known for its wineries and historical sites. You'll appreciate the coffee and café choices. Spend a relaxing day at Jones-Confluence Point State Park and O'Fallon Park when the weather is nice. Head to Argosy Casino and Historic Museum of Torture Devices to make some memories. Alton is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Alton

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Alton has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Alton with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Alton hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Alton hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Alton

Fly in to St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), 14.2 mi (22.8 km) from downtown Alton. Alton Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Alton

Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • The Gardens at SIUE
  • • Raging Rivers Waterpark
  • • Splash City Family Waterpark
  • • Gateway Fun Park
  • • American Legion Fairgrounds
A top draw is the area's live music scene, as well as places like:
  • • Historic Museum of Torture Devices
  • • National Great Rivers Museum
  • • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • • Bigfoot 4 x 4 Inc
  • • James S. McDonnell Prologue Room
It's well known for its scenic landscape and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Jones-Confluence Point State Park
  • • O'Fallon Park
  • • Fairgrounds Park
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Alton Square Mall
  • • St. Louis Mills Mall
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Argosy Casino
  • • Alton Prison
  • • Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower
  • • Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
  • • Old St. Ferdinand Shrine

When to visit Alton

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 61°F day, 23°F night
  • April-June: 88°F day, 41°F night
  • July-September: 89°F day, 54°F night
  • October-December: 74°F day, 24°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 8.27 inches
  • April-June: 12.83 inches
  • July-September: 10.08 inches
  • October-December: 10.20 inches