Each byway community has scenic and historic qualities unique to their location. Alton is known for its gracious historic homes perched high on the bluffs, abundant historic sites and antique shops lining the downtown streets within view of the river. Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, Grafton's narrow Main Street bordered by specialty shops, a marina, flea market, and historic hotel capture the essence of a charming river town. Known as the "village where time stood still," the village of Elsah is one of the byway's most picturesque communities.
Come explore our communities and take the time to experience the river!
ALTON | CALHOUN COUNTY | ELSAH | GODFREY | GRAFTON | HARTFORD | WOOD RIVER