• welcome to

    grafton

  • 4th annual river rat

    catfish classic

    oct. 7-8, 2017

  • grafton riverside

    flea

    market

  • raise

    a glass

EVENTS

FEATURES

  • Fall Color Drives Along the Great River Road (Alton, Illinois region)

    Top Fall Drives Along Great River Road

    Three of the Best Scenic Drives in the MidwestWhether you're biking, hiking or driving along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, the fall colors are simply breathtaking. ...

  • Fall Driving Tours

    Fall Travel Along the Great River Road

    Planning your next fall vacation? You’ll find plenty of things to do all around Alton, Illinois, this autumn. Visit Alton, Godfrey, Grafton, Elsah, Jerseyville and Calhoun County and enjoy beautiful fall color drives along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway (the Illinois ...

  • Fall Getaways

    Fall Adventures Await

    Autumn is right around the corner! Leave the dog days of summer behind and check in along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway in Alton, Illinois! From beautiful fall color drives to a jaunt out into the apple orchard, an authentic autumn experience is waiting for travelers.

  • Ben and Trudi Allen

    Local Legend: Ben and Trudi Allen

    On a cold, cold day in February 1989 Ben Allen looked out of a window of a dilapidated building on Grafton’s riverfront and saw the future.“I came to Grafton and ...

  • 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 ...

GALLERY

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.