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Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower

435 Confluence Tower Dr., Hartford, IL 62048
618 251 9101
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Hartford
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Troy, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Ok so I past this place on the way to work everyday. I'm a bit anal about time so I'm usually super early. I decided to stop. I guess because it's winter there are no guides. So I'm still not sure what it is. I will go back when someone is there. I stopped because the bike trail passes through... More

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Freeburg, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The interactive map is fun but don't let your kids touch it. We were told by the docent if they push too many buttons at once it will break...ok. It really is just an elevator that goes to three levels. I was surprised at the cost.

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Springfield, IL
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is a great site to see how Lewis and Clark accomplished their formidable task. There is a short video and many "hands-on" displays. Not only can one follow the timeline and move about the building, but a really accurate outside exhibit has been built to show the winter living quarters. The volunteers who are stationed about can answer questions... More

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Owosso, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

It was cold and windy while visiting the Confluence Tower so we did not stay long. There are great views from the top, but the $4 fee seemed a little much for an elevator ride.

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Wentzville, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We really enjoyed the tower tour. We had a very friendly young tour guide who had a lot of good information to share about what we were seeing. Even though I'm very afraid of heights, I felt okay on each platform. There are elevators to take you to each platform, then on each platform, there are double height railings, so... More

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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The tower gives a great view of the jumping off point for Lewis and Clark. The guide shared history of the tower itself and a bit about the expedition. This is a must see if you are in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

There's not much to this attraction. It's meant to commemorate the spot where Lewis & Clark set off from the Illinois side of the Mississippi river on their grand expedition all those years ago. The inside of the tower has a gift shop (reeeeeeeally small), and an interactive display that gives you the history of the Riverbend area all the... More

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Granite City, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Yup, up and down, The confluence conservation area on the Missouri side has a lot more to offer, though if you want to say you have been in the tower, than by all means go. Be sure to check out the Lewis and Clark state interpretive center nearby to make this a worthwhile experience.

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Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This tower is high and beautifully constructed. The views from 3 different platforms are excellent. You can easily see the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I am really happy we decided to stop in and take a tour of the Confluence Tower. This is real small town America at it's finest. Nice people giving a tour of the Tower, providing some really great information regarding not only the tower, but history and facts of the surrounding Alton area. We never felt rushed through the tour,... More

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