- 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
86% 7 votes
6314 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025 MoreLess Info
Playgrounds for both young children and pre-teens can be found at Edwardsville Township Community Park. It also features a skating rink and areas that are ideal for picnics or hosting outdoor parties.
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722 Holyoake Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025 MoreLess Info
The Children's Museum of Edwardsville features interactive exhibits and programs for young children. Through play, kids are able to learn about everything from recycling and dentistry to fitness and nature.
44% 63 votes
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd., Hazelwood, MO 63042 MoreLess Info
The NASCAR Speedpark St. Louis features several go-kart tracks for both single drivers and double cars. The facility also has miniature golf, laser tag, rock climbing wall, arcade, speed bumper boats, and a special play area for younger children.
St. Louis Outlet Mall, formerly St. Louis Mills, contains over 1.1 million square feet of retail space with 160 stores that are visited by over 8 million visitors each year. The mall also contains the official practice rink for the St. Louis Blues ice hockey team.
46% 13 votes
6633 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025 MoreLess Info
A 12-screen movie theater, AMC Showplace Edwardsville 12 displays first-run feature films. The theater offers RealD 3D movies, an IMAX auditorium, a bar with adult beverages, stadium seating, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
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.
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.