The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford
HARTFORD – Summer starts early at the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower.
The tower is open seven days a week effective immediately.
The Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Regular operating hours will be in effect for Memorial Day as well.
Admission to the tower is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 12 and under. Guided daily tours are available throughout the day to view the Mississippi and Missouri rivers from 50-, 100- and 150-foot viewing platforms. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.
From the three levels of the tower, visitors can see the surrounding communities and hear the history about the riverbank. On a clear day, visitors are able to see downtown St. Louis as well as the Gateway Arch, 19 miles south of the tower.
“With our busiest months quickly approaching, we are excited to be open to the public seven days of the week in order to accommodate every visitor wanting to see our beautiful view of the rivers,” said Deanna Barnes, projects manager for Hartford.
The tower opened up to the public four years ago on May 14, 2010, but it had only been open five days a week. Since then they have hosted more than 60,000 visitors, but now that they are open seven days they are hoping to attract even more visitors.