• Chocolate Walk

    Grafton’s Taste of Chocolate, River Walk a sweet experience

    GRAFTON - The Christmas season in the Meeting of the Great Rivers region is heralded into full swing on Saturday, Dec. 3 along the picturesque streets of Grafton, with the annual Taste of Chocolate and Holiday River Walk.  Sponsored by the Grafton ...

  • Ice Skating at The Loading Dock in Grafton, Illinois

    Skate With Us This Winter

    As the water begins to freeze at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi River, the Loading Dock Ice rink offers you a place like no other to celebrate ice and winter right on the riverfront.  Embrace the cold with that special someone or your friends and family and glide into smiles, ...

  • Holiday Home Tour in Elsah

    Home for the Holidays

    There's no place like home for the holidays, and there's no place like the Meeting of the Great Rivers region get you in the holiday spirit. Plan a weekend escape or simply come for a ...


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.