- Our list of the best things to do in Alton, Illinois, features the top 182 nearby activities — including 71 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Alton, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Alton, IL , followed by 166 popular activities in nearby cities, including St. Louis, Edwardsville, Florissant, St. Charles, Maryland Heights, Collinsville, Grafton, St. Peters, Fairview Heights, Granite City, Chesterfield, Hazelwood, Belleville, Boonville, Jefferson City and Maplewood
The Jacoby Arts Center is a non-profit venue that seeks to promote and display the arts to the local community. Events at the center include live music performances, local artists' exhibits, and community classes, among many others.
Founded in 1933, the Alton Little Theater Inc is a volunteer-run theater that produces a number of shows and performances throughout the acting season. The shows performed range from famous Broadway musicals to locally directed shows.
Alton Hauntings Tours provides tours of the history and hauntings of the city Alton. Visitors will discover folklore, ghostly tales and documented haunted spots -- along with the history of death, war, murder and strange deeds that plagued the region.
Preserving the region's cultural history, Alton Museum of History and Art features exhibits that display artifacts from the Civil War, urban legends, and notable past residents. The museum has a clothing exhibit that displays dresses from the 19th century.
The Gordon Moore F Community Park is a large 704 acre park featuring a 27 hole golf course and a nature trail. The park also offers several tennis courts, baseball fields, picnic areas, soccer fields, and playgrounds.
Established in 1867, Sioux Passage Park has multiple horseback riding trails, fishing in the Missouri River, and an area for winter outdoor sports like snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Five camping sites for primitive camping are also on the park grounds.
Named after a civil rights activist, Chambers Park is an outdoor, recreational sports complex with sports courts and fields for basketball, horseshoes, and tennis. It also has several playground areas and an outdoor swimming pool for visitors.
As a recreational sports facility, Rivers Edge Sports Complex provides visitors with indoor and outdoor activities like kickball, baseball, and wiffleball. Visitors can join various sports leagues or join a tournament hosted at the facility.