An architectural masterpiece, this historic Lodge features 50 foot vaulted ceilings supported by a network of massive wood beams along with a life-size chess set and an immense, 700 ton stone fireplace. A wall of windows overlooks the Illinois River and an outdoor shaded terrace offers a quiet spot to take in the beauty of the view. Follow the peg and groove hardwood floors to the Pere Marquette Lodge Restaurant which is popular with fried chicken enthusiasts and anyone looking for classic American fare. The on-site Winery offers guests award-winning local wines while the indoor atrium pool features floor to ceiling windows and a stunning view of the river valley below. 72 well-appointed rooms and cabins include modern amenities with a decidedly rustic-air. Enjoy a cozy cabin room with limestone and wood walls, a historic wing room overlooking the lush river valley or a double queen room with a park view.
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Step out of the Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection® and into Pere Marquette State Park which is the largest State Park in Illinois with over 8,000 acres available for visitors to explore. Many choose to hike the infamous trails to breathtaking views of the river valleys and beyond, others tour the park by motoring along the winding scenic drive with areas to pull off and enjoy amazing views. Horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, biking and boating are also popular park activities. Stop by the on-site Pere Marquette Park Visitors Center to plan exciting excursions and learn about the Bald Eagles that frequent the area January through March.
In Grafton, guests can enjoy a variety of wineries, restaurants and pubs, many with live music. Shopping is a popular pastime along with ziplining, river boat tours, picking produce at Eckert's® Farm and touring around historic downtown on foot. Other nearby excursions include Cahokia Mounds, the St. Louis Arch, the Science Center, the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, the St. Louis Zoo, the City Museum, the Confluence Museum and more.
Cocktail lounge. The Mary Michelle Winery/Bar featuring wines from the Mary Michelle Winery in Carrollton, Illinois. Full bar service also available.
Indoor pool, heated. Our pool is located in an atrium style room which also has a sauna, hot tub, workout room, towel service, vaulted ceilings, and a beautiful wall of windows overlooking the Illinois River.
Poolside services, towel service
Steam room, dry sauna
Hot tub, large
Exercise facility, open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike
24-hour front desk
Children's activities include, swimming pool, board games, life-size chess board. Interpretive programs through the park include,Bike Rental, Tennis Courts, Hiking Trails , Volleyball,and Shuffle Board. hiking, biking, fishing
Free wireless internet available in public areas
Photocopy, nominal fee
Audio/visual equipment and services
Wedding services, onsite officiant available
Meeting facilities. Eagle’s Roost: Available for smaller meetings or private gatherings. This suite can accommodate up to 10 people. Complete with a conference table, break room, restroom, kitchenette and private entry accessible by stairs only.
Banquet facilities, 2,900 square feet of space with a great atmosphere and view. The room can accommodate up to 250 and can be divided into smaller sections. Our experienced banquette staff will serve with catering matched perfectly to your needs.
Conference facilities, 2,900 square feet of space with a great atmosphere and view. The room can accommodate up to 250 and can be divided into smaller sections. Our experienced banquette staff will serve with catering matched perfectly to your needs.
Ballroom. Grand Ballroom: 2,900 square feet of space with a great atmosphere and view. The room can accommodate up to 250 and can be divided into smaller sections. Our experienced banquette staff will serve with catering matched perfectly to your needs.
Printer available for hookup to personal device.
Tennis courts, lighted
Fishing, Illinois River, license required
Physically challenged facilities, pool lift
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
Gift shop or newsstand
Free parking, 24 hours
Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Cable or satellite television. CNN® or other 24 hour news station. Check your guest directory for a full list of available channels.
DVD player available upon request for a fee of $10 per day.
AM/FM alarm clock
AM/FM radio stereo
Coffee/tea maker, Keurig® coffee makers
Iron, ironing board
Desk/work area available. There is a table that can be used as a work surface in the majority of our guest rooms.
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Air-conditioning. All rooms are equipped with a heating and air conditioning unit which is controlled by a thermostat or a dial on the device.
Easy chair available. Most rooms are equipped with an additional chair for lounging.
Sofabed available. Pullout sofa sleepers are available in some rooms. Guests can request these rooms based on availability.
Adjoining rooms available. Guests can request adjoining rooms based on availability.
Fireplace available. Some cabin rooms are equipped with an electric fireplace insert. These rooms can be requested based on availability.
Illinois River and Park view rooms available
Rollaway bed, available
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 5
Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
Rails in bathroom available
Wheelchair accessible available
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Safety bar in shower available
37 mile(s) from Emerson Electric
42 mile(s) from Express Scripts®
55 mile(s) from Anheuser-Busch
54 mile(s) from Ameren Illinois
47 mile(s) from Monsanto®
51 mile(s) from Charter Spectrum® Communications
43 mile(s) from Peabody Energy
47 mile(s) from GraybaR®
45 mile(s) from Wells Fargo Advisors, formerly A.G. Edwards
43 mile(s) from BJC Healthcare
41 mile(s) from Boeing
49 mile(s) from Schnucks®, grocery stores
62 mile(s) from Scott Air Force Base
47 mile(s) from SSM Health
60 mile(s) from St. John's Mercy Medical Center
0.01 mile(s) from Pere Marquette State Park, with nearly 8,000 acres of scenic beauty, Pere Marquette State Park is one of the most picturesque and beautiful locations on the Illinois River. As the largest state park in Illinois, visitors love coming to the park for hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and scenic drives. The centerpiece of the park is the massive lodge and cabins. Built in the 1930s, the lodge has a distinct flavor of native stone and rustic timbers. The Pere Marquette Visitors Center is located at the entrance of Pere Marquette State Park. The Visitors Center has several displays telling the story of the famous explorers Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet. Visitors can also learn about the evolution of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Maps of hiking trails and reservations for the campgrounds can also be obtained at the center. In the winter, the center is the starting point for numerous eagle tours from late December through February.
0.01 mile(s) from The Great River Road. Take a left out of Pere Marquette State Park and experience 21 of the most scenic miles of the Great River Road. The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway (the Great River Road in Illinois) is truly a Midwestern treasure with beautiful stretches of roadway cradled by the rolling waters of the Mighty Mississippi River and majestic limestone river bluffs. As you drive along the byway, you will find that the beauty of the region is a masterpiece of nature with whistling birds, colorful trees, unique plants and etched river bluffs.
7.7 mile(s) from Raging Rivers® WaterPark, located just outside of Grafton, IL along the Great River Road, Raging Rivers® WaterPark is cool when it's hot! From zoomin' Cascade Body Flumes to a lazy Endless River, there's something for everyone! Come relax with a great view of the Mississippi River while enjoying fast-paced rides or relaxing and soaking up the sun. Featuring a wave pool with a gorgeous view of the boats going by on the Mississippi, body flumes, tube rides, Itty Bitty Surf City for the little ones, and a wide variety of menu choices, Raging Rivers® is the place to be and be seen in the summer!
1.0 mile(s) from Pere Marquette Stables, open to the public Wednesday through Monday, May through October. Located just 3 miles south of Pere Marquette Lodge on the Great River Road, the Stables offer adventurers a chance to see the park on horseback. Experience clean air, natural sights and local wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys and red tailed hawks on a 45-50 minute ride through 2 1/2 miles of scenic trails through the park Walks-ins are welcome but reservations are recommended. Call today 618-786-2156 to schedule your personal horseback ride today.
6.5 block(s) from Wineries in Grafton. Raise a glass to good times, good friends and great wine, because you’ll hit the trifecta in wine country in Grafton with six wineries to choose from. Cuddle up close to the fire and watch the river roll by at the Mary Michelle Winery at Pere Marquette Lodge. Sail away on a sip at the Floating Winery. Find the intersection of taste and treasures at Grafton Winery & Brewhaus. Let your taste buds soar along the bluffs at Aerie’s Riverview Winery. Whatever your palate’s pleasure, your wine awaits in Grafton.
7.0 mile(s) from Grafton Visitors Center, learn the history of Grafton and all it has to offer! Enjoy the view of the Great Mississippi river and educate yourself on the meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway.
10.1 mile(s) from Eckert's® Country Store & Farms, offers guest favorites, including Eckert’s® fresh produce, apple cider, apple and pumpkin butter, honey, Amish salsas, jams and jellies and limited bakery treats from our Belleville bakery department. During late September and October, entertainment is offered during the weekends and includes carnival rides, pony and camel rides, our Gold Goat Bridge, a petting farm and miniature golf.
6.5 mile(s) from Downtown Grafton, located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, and stretching out for approximately two miles along the Illinois River, is the picturesque river town of Grafton. Main Street is lined with restaurants, specialty shops, wineries, art galleries, antiques and other attractions which encourage travelers to park the car and take a walk down the historic main street.
6.5 mile(s) from Grafton Zipline, looking for a jaw dropping, heart racing experience? Try Grafton's thrilling attraction – a zip line that affords those brave enough a stunning river view and hours of fun. It's one of the largest zip lines in Illinois. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the first of nine zip lines nicknamed the Baby Bear – the shortest measuring only 300 feet in length. The longest, at 2,000 feet, is the Soaring Eagle, which has breathtaking views during its 250-foot descent.
6.1 mile(s) from Hakuna Matata Riverboat Cruise. Take a relaxing riverboat cruise aboard the 49-passenger excursion boat, Hakuna Matata! Enjoy the one hour River Rambler cruise or a themed Sunset or Wine cruise. A variety of scheduled excursions and private party rentals are available Spring, Summer & Fall!
6.6 mile(s) from The Loading Dock Ice Rink, seasonal ice skating rink located inside the Boatworks building at the Loading Dock in Grafton, IL offers semi-outdoor ice skating fun for the entire family. Skate rental is available. Special group rates, as well as birthday, holiday parties and private rink rentals are available.
13.4 mile(s) from TreeHouse Wildlife Center, is a local non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native injured and orphaned wildlife. It sits on approximately eight serene and beautiful acres in Dow, IL and is the ideal environment for injured or orphaned animals who need time to recuperate. TreeHouse provides spring and fall open houses to educate visitors about wildlife and the constantly changing problems facing our environment.
25.5 mile(s) from Center for American Archeology. The museum, housed within the historic Kamp Store building in Kampsville, IL, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While the majority of its award-winning exhibits focus on the fascinating prehistory of the lower Illinois River Valley, the Museum also features exhibits about the historical period in Illinois and the history of the Kamp Store itself.
22.3 mile(s) from The Piasa Bird. A painting of this dragon-like beast was first discovered on the bluffs of the Mississippi and recorded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1673 during his exploration through the area. The legendary bird which terrorized and devoured native people was carefully painted on the bluffs by the Indians who finally destroyed the bird according to local legends. A replica of the painting can be found today at Piasa Park along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway outside of Alton.
10.8 mile(s) from The Village of Elsah. Often referred to as the "village where time stood still," get ready to turn back the clock and take a leisurely stroll through the Village of Elsah. Nestled in the bluffs of the Mississippi River, this quaint little village was the first village in its entirety to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Once an important steamboat landing, Elsah is better known today for its picturesque beauty, stone houses and lush gardens.
12.6 mile(s) from Hamilton Primary School. Built in 1835, the Hamilton Primary School was the first free and integrated school in the United States. A monument to Dr. Hamilton, the visionary benefactor of the school, is located at the site. It was dedicated by George Washington, a former slave who was freed by his master, the same Dr. Hamilton.
21.4 mile(s) from Argosy® Casino Alton, offers three floors of gaming action, featuring more than 1,000 of your favorite slots (from penny to $25 machines) plus Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and other exciting table games. Enjoy buffet and restaurant dining. Must be over 21.
29.8 mile(s) from Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower. Climb 50, 100 and 150 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri and look down on their waters and the story where two explorers began their journey westward. From the three levels, vantage points give way to communities, history and stories of life along the riverbanks. The three levels can be reached by elevator or stairs. Travel a few miles farther south and discover the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site as National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail, this museum is dedicated to telling the Illinois side of the Lewis & Clark journey. It was here in Illinois that the Corps of Discovery spent five months preparing for the journey. It was here in Illinois the common men became soldiers embarking on a military expedition. It was here in Illinois on May 14, 1804, that journey westward began. Experience Lewis & Clark like never before with five exhibit rooms, the film "At Journey's Edge", and a 55-foot full-scale "cutaway" keelboat.
25.0 mile(s) from National Great Rivers Museum, opened in October 2003, this state-of-the-art museum is dedicated to telling the story of life on the Mighty Mississippi River and how it has shaped our culture, history, economy, ecology and people of the region. The National Great Rivers Museum has more than 20 interactive displays focusing on the cycles of the river, nature, barge traffic, water consumption and much more. Visitors may also choose to watch the 30-minute film, Power of the River. The National Great Rivers Museum is located at the Melvin Price Locks & Dam #26, adjacent to local bike trails.
43.4 mile(s) from Busch Stadium, is home to the Saint Louis Cardinal’s MLB team. St. Louis is a baseball town and that fact was most evident on April 10, 2006, which was the day the Cardinals opened their new 46,000 seat retro-style downtown ballpark (Busch Stadium) with a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The crowd went wild to say the least. The Cardinals also became the first team in almost 100 years to win a World Series Championship in the inaugural season of a new ballpark. Come enjoy America’s favorite pastime with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium and don’t forget the peanuts and crackerjacks!
43.8 mile(s) from Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the 2,200-acre tract, located a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement that is today known as Cahokia.
43.0 mile(s) from The City Museum, housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company in St. Louis, MO, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the
riotous approval of young and old alike.
52.5 mile(s) from St. Louis Science Center, was founded as a planetarium in 1963 and is a collection of buildings including a science museum and planetarium in St. Louis, Missouri, on the southeastern corner of Forest Park. It is one of the top five science centers in the United States. Recently named one of the Top 10 Science Centers for Families by Parents magazine and one of America's most visited museums by Forbes Traveler Magazine - the only museum in Missouri to be named to either list. Its mission is to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning.
52.1 mile(s) from Saint Louis Zoo, located on 90 acres in Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is home to more than 603 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation and has been named #1 zoo by Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in association with parenting magazine. The Zoo annually attracts three million visitors, who can see 14,840 wild animals—including the thousands of leafcutters and butterflies at the Zoo. Since its 1910 founding, the Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits, its diverse collection of animals and its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education.
43.5 mile(s) from The Gateway Arch, reflects St. Louis’ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse. Journey to the top of the awe-inspiring, 630-foot tall Gateway Arch, the highest point in downtown St. Louis, and experience unforgettable views of the city and the Mississippi River.
Pere Marquette Lodge, on premises, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Famous for its excellent fried chicken and a variety of other delicious options such as the Marquette Burger, Goat Cliff Soup and yummy Chocolate Pecan Pie! Open every single day of the year in Grafton, Illinois, the Lodge Restaurant features a casual dining experience with an ambiance second to none.
5.2 mile(s) from Fin Inn, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, This unique aquarium restaurant is located right on the historic scenic byway in Grafton. The family-owned and operated restaurant features four 2,000-gallon aquariums with fish native to the Mississippi River as well as several different species of turtles. Twenty-one of the tables have tableside aquarium viewing windows. Known for its Turtle Soup, the Fin Inn has a full feature menu that includes several kinds of fish, steak, chicken and seafood. Homemade desserts are a specialty!
6.1 mile(s) from Broadway Oyster Bar, Bar/Lounge, Cajun, Open for: lunch, dinner, Featuring some of our Award-Winning Dishes, service, music, and atmosphere, right on the river in Grafton, Illinois.
6.4 mile(s) from The Whole Scoop, Ice Cream/Dessert, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Walk up or drive through this specialty ice cream shop in Grafton, IL and enjoy sweet confections and tasty food. The menu includes classics including burgers, corn dogs, salads, wraps, chicken strips and shrimp. If it's sweets you want, check out their ice cream confections mixing cookies, cheesecake and other delightful toppings. Don't forget to try the strawberry shortcake or a malt, shake or float. Ice cream pies are also available if ordered in advance for those special occasions.
6.4 mile(s) from Ruebel Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located in downtown Grafton, IL and has an upbeat atmosphere that appeals to all ages. Enjoy classic American Dining at this historic hotel and lounge built in 1832. Make sure to stop by the bar, it is a piece of history from the 1904 World’s Fair.
6.3 mile(s) from Peace of Quiche Cafe, Cafe, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located in downtown Grafton and serves an admirable purpose. The mission of Peace of Quiche is to increase awareness of charitable organizations in the local Riverbend area and surrounding communities. The cafe will highlight various charities by providing an opportunity to raise funds while patrons are enjoying a nice meal with friends, family and neighbors.
6.1 mile(s) from Piasa Winery & Pub, Pub, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located in downtown Grafton, the Piasa Winery & Pub is a bar and restaurant open all year long. Enjoy live music every weekend from May-Oct. Find your favorite brew by choosing from the 16 selected craft beers on tap and fine wine. Great food and great friends!
6.5 mile(s) from Grafton Fudge & Ice Cream, Ice Cream/Dessert, American, Open for: lunch, After opening for business on September 1, 1987, Grafton Fudge, formerly Country Corner Fudge, has become a city landmark in Grafton, IL. It is located in downtown Grafton and invites sweet tooth enthusiasts to stop by and enjoy some sweets while perusing the gift shop
5.7 mile(s) from The Hawg Pit BBQ, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Enjoy a casual atmosphere by the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi River. Located in Grafton, IL, the Hawg Pit BBq Barn offers award winning smoked meats, BBQ, burgers, homemade sides and more in an open air environment.
6.2 mile(s) from 3rd Chute Bar & Grill, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, This riverfront bar & grill offers a varied menu of freshly prepared food and drinks in Grafton, IL. Enjoy patio seating available with view of Illinois River.
5.3 mile(s) from Beasleys Fish Stand, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, Sit at a picnic table and enjoy fried buffalo fish, catfish fritters and homemade baked beans from Beasley Fish Stand. Beasley has a fish market on one side and an outdoor dining area on the other.
6.0 mile(s) from Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located in the quaint river town of Grafton, Illinois along the Great River Road Scenic Byway, the Grafton Winery and Brewhaus overlooks the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Nestled among the river bluffs, the winery offers great views of the river for every season with a casual dining experience.
6.5 mile(s) from Aeries Winery, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Enjoy a meal or bottle of wine at the Aerie's Riverview Winery located above Grafton, Illinois. Take in the view as you wine and dine.
6.6 mile(s) from The Loading Dock, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, A Caribbean inspired outdoor bar and grill, the Loading Dock has a full menu with a selection of drinks options available. Watch the river roll by while listening to live entertainment while seated in the open air bar area or on the outdoor patio on the Mississippi.
6.2 mile(s) from O-Jan's Fish Stand, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
16.1 mile(s) from Illinois Riverdock, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Restaurant. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner specials with a great view of the Illinois River, the Illinois Riverdock Restaurant is located on the Illinois river and is known for their American tender beef brisket.
31.1 mile(s) from Wittmond's Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, The historic Wittmond Hotel is located in Brussel’s Illinois and serves a full family style meal Friday through Monday. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride and arrive at this beautiful Hotel and Restaurant built in 1847.
37.4 mile(s) from Kinder's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located in Golden Eagle, IL, Kinder’s offers classic American cuisine with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River located next to the Golden Eagle Ferry. Serving delicious homemade food with a large variety of fresh baked pies.
22.9 mile(s) from Ciudad Del Sol, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Open daily for lunch and dinner in Jerseyville, IL. While Mexican food is the primary focus, they also serve charbroiled steaks, sandwiches and other American food.
22.1 mile(s) from Olive Branch Cafe, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Open daily in Jerseyville, IL, the Olive Branch Café serves both Italian and American menu items and is a favorite among local families.
23.4 mile(s) from Shogun Japanese Steak House, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located in Alton, IL, offers authentic Japanese cuisine, featuring hibachi cooking and sushi. Customers will experience a wonderful cooking show and meanwhile a great meal by talented chefs.
22.7 mile(s) from Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located in Alton, IL, Fast Eddies Bon Air was founded in 1921 and still maintains its vintage vibe with casual eats, 400 seats & live music. As a local hot-spot and party bar Fast Eddies Bon Air features foods such as the Fat Eddie Burger and Hot Chick On-A Stick.
21.4 mile(s) from Tony's Restaurant & Prohibition Lounge, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, The Lounge offers casual dining and a full-service bar. The 75-seat bar also has a charming sidewalk cafe. It is a favorite place in town for meeting friends for drinks, waiting for a table in the dining room, or bringing the family in for a casual dinner. Tony’s bar and sidewalk cafe serves pizza, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and kabobs in a family atmosphere.
23.8 mile(s) from Red Lobster®, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Driven by his passion for fresh seafood and determined to settle for nothing less than exceptional quality and selection, Bill Darden opened his first Red Lobster in 1968. It wasn’t long before such superior fish and flavor were recognized. Today, with more than 700 restaurants, Red Lobster® is known as the foremost expert in fresh seafood. Located in Alton, IL.
21.3 mile(s) from Ragin' Cajun Piano Bar, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Located in downtown Alton, the Ragin Cajun is a lively joint with a Mardi Gras vibe offering cajun-style grub, playful decor & live piano players.
42 mile(s) from Saint Louis University
49 mile(s) from Washington University
23 mile(s) from Lewis & Clark College
12 mile(s) from Principia College
21 mile(s) from Lindenwood University
35 mile(s) from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)
42.7 mile(s) from University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)
54 mile(s) from Maryville University
51 mile(s) from Webster University
49 mile(s) from Fontbonne University
36.4 mile(s) from St. Louis, Missouri
21.1 mile(s) from St. Charles, Missouri
21.5 mile(s) from Alton
22.9 mile(s) from Jerseyville
6.5 mile(s) from Grafton
53.8 mile(s) from Fairview Heights
35.8 mile(s) from Edwardsville
103 mile(s) from Springfield
85 mile(s) from Hannibal, Missouri
69.6 mile(s) from Jacksonville
159 mile(s) from Jefferson City
27 mile(s) from Wood River
126 mile(s) from Effingham
143 mile(s) from Carbondale
118 mile(s) from Mt Vernon
40.8 mile(s) from Chesterfield, Missouri
57.1 mile(s) from Belleville
80.7 mile(s) from Hermann, Missouri
122 mile(s) from Farmington, Missouri
124 mile(s) from Columbia, Missouri
37.5 mile(s) from Florissant, Missouri
70 mile(s) from Arnold, Missouri
29.6 mile(s) from St Peters, Missouri
34.2 mile(s) from Creve Coeur, Missouri
36.6 mile(s) from O'Fallon, Missouri
1 mile(s) from Hunting, with over 5,000 acres of public hunting areas, Pere Marquette Park is the ideal location to hunt deer, turkey, squirrel, raccoon, coyote and waterfowl. Contact the Pere Marquette State Park Visitors Center for more information.
0.01 mile(s) from Scenic Drive, is an enchanting adventure up into the Pere Marquette State Park. Wind your way through the park and discover all it has to offer. Check out the beautiful outlooks and see if you can spot the St. Louis Arch!
0.01 block(s) from Picnicking, plenty of picnic areas are available throughout the park, with tables, grills and trash containers provided. Choose to have your lunch on the beautiful front lawn or take the scenic drive for a more elevated dining experience.
1 block(s) from Rock Climbing. Experience the thrill of rock climbing in Pere Marquette State Park. Use your own equipment to scale the cliffs and enjoy the view. Contact the Pere Marquette State Park Visitors Center for more information.
0.01 mile(s) from Seasonal Eagle Watching. Every winter, curious visitors and seasoned Bald Eagle watchers flock to the Pere Marquette to catch a glimpse of these amazing creatures. The majestic eagles flying overhead against the wintry scenic river backdrop is a breathtaking site not to be missed. Contact the Pere Marquette State Park Visitors Center for more information.
0.01 mile(s) from Bird Watching, has become a popular activity in the park as many different species make their homes here. Bald Eagles are known to frequent the area in the winter and songbirds fill the air with their unique songs in the summer. Visitors can also spy thousands of other species of mammals, fish, reptiles, insects and plants.
6.5 mile(s) from Grafton Zipline Adventure, there are 9 zips covering a total of 1.75 miles on a two hour tour. Experience a heart pounding ride as the world wizzes by.
7.7 mile(s) from Raging Rivers® WaterPark. Stay at the Lodge and take advantage of a great value with our Raging Rivers® Package. Located just outside of Grafton, IL along the Great River Road, Raging Rivers® WaterPark is cool when it's hot! From zoomin' Cascade Body Flumes to a lazy Endless River, there's something for everyone! Come relax with a great view of the Mississippi River while enjoying fast-paced rides or relaxing and soaking up the sun.
6.5 mile(s) from Grafton Boat Rental. Grafton Harbor offers a wide variety of water-craft available for rent any day of the week.
6.1 mile(s) from Hakuna Matata Tour Boat, hop aboard the Hakuna Matata Tour Boat for a fun & educational 45 minute ramble up & down & all around the river!
6.5 mile(s) from Riding the Ferries. Take the Brussels Ferry and enjoy a peaceful ride into Calhoun County, IL which is known for the beauty of its rolling hills and fresh produce. The ferry is located between Grafton and Pere Marquette State Park, is open 24 hours a day and is free to ride.
21.5 mile(s) from Golfing, tee off just minutes from the Lodge at Wolves Crossing Golf Course. If you want to play golf at a course that guarantees you use every club in your bag, this is the course for you.
6.5 mile(s) from Public Events, hundreds of events and activities are hosted at Pere Marquette Lodge, Park and in nearby Grafton, IL every year.
0.01 mile(s) from Touring the Fall Colors, one of the most spectacular times to visit the park is when the trees are turning and a myriad of gorgeous reds, oranges and yellows paints the trees. Take the scenic drive and discover just how beautiful fall can be and then join us for our massive Sunday brunch in October.
0.01 mile(s) from Seasonal Mushroom Hunting, this delicacy is expertly camouflaged and is delicious when breaded and fried. Join us in the spring and search for these little gems in moist places and around dead elm trees.
0.01 mile(s) from Geocaching, this form of modern day treasure hunting is a favorite with the young and the young at heart.
6.4 mile(s) from Knotty by Nature, this specialty wood shop features custom made wooden pieces for sale. Visitors can also purchase materials to do it yourself at this unique shop in Grafton, IL.
6.1 mile(s) from Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, along with delicious food and drink, the Grafton Winery also offers guests a unique gift shop full of gifts for wine enthusiasts.
6.3 mile(s) from The Wood Artisan, stop by this store to pick up a one of a kind hand-made clock in Grafton, IL. Bring your clocks in for repair or get one custom made. This shop features Kit-Cat Clocks, Cuckoo Clocks and more.
6.4 mile(s) from The White Pelican Art Gallery, features local, handmade and fine art with over 27 artists displayed from Illinois and Missouri.
6.1 mile(s) from Jeni J's, is a boutique in Grafton that offers Berek, Christine Alexander, Cactus Bay and Festa Stuff clothing along with Tyler candles, lavish Jewelry and St. Louis Cardinal Merchandise.
6.5 mile(s) from Pajarito Native American, purchase authentic Native American products in downtown Grafton, IL. This shop is a must see with apparel, treasures, collectables and more.
6.4 mile(s) from Harrisons Antiques, features over 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor home decor. One room is filled with jewelry, hair bows, ribbons and holiday items.
6.4 mile(s) from Golden Eagle Antiques, located in downtown Grafton, IL, Golden Eagle Antiques features refinished furniture, mid-century treasures and more.
6.4 mile(s) from Wild N Crazzy, celebrate your inner biker at Wild N Crazzy in downtown Grafton, IL. Walk in and stock up on your favorite biker apparel, sunglasses and accessories.
6.4 mile(s) from Vintage Vanilla, this gift shop is located in downtown Grafton and offers a variety of items for the home and heart. Peruse new and repurposed furniture, antiques, candles, soaps and gifts.
6.5 mile(s) from Suttons Shop, visit this Grafton landmark and step into a year-round yard sale. This winding store offers character by the bucket with everything from rusty forks to old wooden chairs.
6.5 mile(s) from Aeries Grounds and Gifts, this gift shop is located on a bluff high above Grafton and features specialty coffees and specialty gifts.
21.6 mile(s) from Alton's Antique Row, from reusable and refurbished items to that unique conversation piece, Downtown Alton’s shopping district is alive with antiques. Whether it’s an old ice box turned into a dresser or an old farm mail box used for a trash can, Antique Row is sure to have that special item you’ve been looking for. Spend a day strolling through historic downtown Alton and you might just find something you can’t live without!
21.6 mile(s) from Mississippi Mud Pottery, browse the selection of handmade and unique pottery. Chad Nelson and Felicia Breen continue the tradition of making well-crafted, functional stoneware pottery. Watch as they create new pieces in the shop, right before your eyes.
22.3 mile(s) from Alton Square Mall, shop till you drop with over 30 stores including major retailers like Macy's and JCPenney. Enjoy dining at any of the several restaurants in the mall including Olga's, the Cookie Factory or The Philly Shack. A U.S. Post Office station and a branch of Alton's Hayner Library are also located in the mall.
21.6 mile(s) from Alton Stained Glass, visit this working studio to shop for hand-crafted works of art - lamps, window panes, ornaments, sun catchers, glass beads, and more. While shopping enjoy a beverage from Artisan's Lounge where you can choose from wine, teas and craft beers. This is a one-of-a-kind shop and lounge in the heart of Alton's antique district. From decorative items to window panes, make a purchase from the floor or have Lynne custom design a piece for you and your home. Classes are also available.
40 mile(s) from St Louis Lambert International Airport
65 mile(s) from Scott AFB/Midamerica Airport
36 mile(s) from St Louis Regional Airport
22 mile(s) from Madison County Transit Madison County Transit Edwardsville to Alton route ends at the Alton Square Mall. Car rental and taxi options can be utilized to travel to Grafton from there.
25 mile(s) from Amtrak Station Building (with waiting room)
3400 College Ave
Alton, IL 62002