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Lewis and Clark State Historic Site and Interpretive Center Hartford Tel: 618-251-5811 www.campdubois.com Admission: Free Approximate tour time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Getting from Alton

Driving distance from Alton to St. Louis Lambert International Airport (nearest airport): 23.6 m (38 km); approximately 25 minutes

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Lewis and Clark State Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Afternoon

For the best views of the entire area and also the two rivers, visit the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, a 180foot tower with viewing platforms at different heights for unobstructed views of the rivers and land below. Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower Hartford Tel: 618-251-9101 www.confluencetower.com Approximate tour time: 30 minutes Distance from Alton: 7 m (11 km); approximately 15 minutes Continue on to the nearby Lewis and Clark State Historic Site and Interpretive Center. The interpretive center houses displays and exhibits illustrating the May 1804 Corps of Discovery Expedition, lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, that departed from a nearby location. The site also includes a replica of their keelboat. Outside, visit the recreated Camp River Dubois depicting the winter camp where expedition members prepared for their travels.

Drive south of Alton to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cahokia Mounds was the largest prehistoric civilization north of Mexico and was inhabited from AD 700 to 1400. It was home to nearly 20,000 Native Americans who lived in houses arranged around open plazas and farmed vast agricultural fields. There are over 100 mounds at the site.

Melvin Price Locks & Dam

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site Collinsville Tel: 618-346-5160 www.cahokiamounds.org Admission: Free Approximate tour time: 1 hour 30 minutes including introductory film Distance from Alton: 25 m (40 km); approximately 40 minutes

Tara Point in Grafton

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