- TripBuzz found 122 things to do with kids in or near Grafton, Illinois, including 113 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Florissant, St. Charles, St. Peters and Chesterfield.
- From Raging Rivers to Raging Rivers Water Park, the Grafton area offers 69 different types of family activities, including: Ziplines, Water Parks, Boat Tours and Visitor Centers.
- As the oldest city in Illinois, Grafton is full of rich culture, history and modern amenities. With just over 1,000 residents, the small town is popular as a historical tourist destination having many of its properties listed with the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy visiting an original bank from 1913 or one of the many houses available to tour.
The Raging Rivers Water Park is a recreational water park that overlooks the Mississippi River. The park features rides including the 'Itty Bitty Surf City', the 'Wave Pool', the 'Endless River', the 'Shark Slide', and 'Runaway Rafts'.
Opened in 1972, Ridge Valley Riding Stables is an equestrian center offering a number of services for horses and their riders. Horse boarding, riding lessons, trail rides, and 'pony parties' are among the services available to visitors.
The longest zip line at the company, Grafton Zipline, is called the 'Soaring Eagle' and measures around two thousand feet in length. The minimum weight to be able to participate is 45 pounds and the maximum is 250 pounds.
Visitors can enjoy views of bluffs during 90 minute fully narrated sightseeing cruises on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers with Great Rivers Tour Boat Company. They offer both public cruises and private charters.
Offering both boat rentals and guided boat tours, Grafton Harbor provides visitors with a variety of ways to see the historic Mississippi River coastal areas. Daily tours cover nature sight-seeing and historical commentary, with group and party rates available.
Located along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, the Grafton Visitor's Center is a location offering many services to visitors of the town. Those at the visitor's center also commonly observe the American Bald Eagle from its viewing windows.