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Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones- Confluence State Park

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Address: 1000 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386
Phone Number: 636-899-1135
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Description: Standing at the point where two of the nation’s mightiest rivers merge...
Standing at the point where two of the nation’s mightiest rivers merge, Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones- Confluence Point State Park provides a unique perspective on America. Confluence Point is where Western expansion really began and where the Lewis and Clark Expedition set off on their journey up the Missouri. The park’s wetlands are part of the Mississippi River flyway, making it a great place to see waterfowl, including bald eagles and raptors.
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Majestic!

Came here on our staycation, and we were inspired! Amazing to see where Lewis and Clark started their journey so long ago. It's so cool to actually see the difference in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
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Kansas City, Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We came here on our way home from a brief overnighter to St. Louie. I wish it hadn't been so cold and ugly but a person has to do what a person has to do. We visited this park to see the confluence of the MIssouri and MIssissippi Rivers, two of the greatest rivers in North America. Like I said,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Came here on our staycation, and we were inspired! Amazing to see where Lewis and Clark started their journey so long ago. It's so cool to actually see the difference in the rivers - the muddy Mississippi vs. the clearer Missouri. Finding the spot is a bit of a trick. Our GPS led us astray, so we followed the directions... More 

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Southeast Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Good attraction - confluence of two of the largest rivers in the world. Road leading to the attraction is a gravel road. Parking for 6-10 cars available near the confluence. A short 0.25m hike to the confluence point. In the area is also a pole showing the water levels in the 1993 floods. If you are in the St. Louis... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

It is really worthwhile, if difficult to visit the meeting of America's two greatest rivers. It is reached from St Louis by highway 67 turning off to the right just before the Mississippi bridge. To my surprise the spot seems little visited. There is such a contrast between the slow moving Mississippi and the tree trunk laden and discoloured waters... More 

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great midwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Standing at the point where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers join is truly a thrill!!

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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We visited Confluence State Park on our way out of town (leaving St. Charles). Once you drive the dirt/gravel roads back into the park , you'll arrive at a small parking lot. There are rustic toilets available. Confluence Point can be reached by a walking a 1/4 mile marked trail. My family enjoyed seeing where the Mississippi & Missouri Rivers... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is a great place, as long as neither the Mississippi or Missouri Rivers are flooding, reached over some remote roads. If water is low you can walk right out almost to the confluence, and see the difference in the two rivers. There's also a viewing of this spectacular confluence at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, reached from I-270 near the... More 

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