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  • Nina & Pinta

    Discover the Nina & Pinta at The Loading Dock

    Bring the history lesson home by taking a tour of Columbus' favorite ships the Pinta and the Niña. On Friday, May 27 the Pinta and the Niña, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships will be open for touring in Grafton. The ships will be docked at The Loading Dock, located at 401 E. Front St.

  • Grafton Oyster Bar

    A New Pearl on Grafton's Riverfront: The Grafton Oyster Bar

    As a child, Brad Hagen learned how to cook in his Jerseyville, IL, grandmother's kitchen.The owner and chef of the newly opened Grafton Oyster Bar, in Grafton, IL, discovered the art of cooking and found a passion for food in the ...

  • Grafton, Illinois

    Experience 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. It was not long before this little river town ...

  • Grafton's Historic Walking Tour

    Grafton's Historic Walking Tour

    Officially founded in 1836, Grafton's prime location on the river necessitated a boat construction industry. Resting under the Mississippi River bluffs, quarrying was also a lucrative industry. Tons of magnesian limestone was found here, making the quarries one of the richest and most ...

  • Call for Artists for Grafton's Art in the Park 2015

    Grafton Art in the Park 2016: Call for Artists

    Grafton's Art in the ParkSept. 10 - 11, 2016Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.The Grove Memorial Park, Grafton, IllinoisHello, artists. Welcome to the the registration form for Grafton's annual art fair scheduled for Sept. 10 - 11. Please note: The ...

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.