The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford
HARTFORD — Looking for the best spot to view the sunset this summer? The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, announced Twilight Thursdays are beginning in June and will continue through August on the first and third Thursdays of each month.
Twilight Thursdays will be held on June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24 and Aug. 7 and 21. The June and July events run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the August events run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors are welcome to stay until nightfall. Admission is $5, which includes unlimited trips up to the 180-foot tower’s three viewing platforms at 50, 100 and 150 feet.
Visitors will be able to view summer sunsets over the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi river. The tower has synced the Twilight Thursdays with the lunar cycle, so visitors can expect to see every new and full moon. Make sure to check the times of the sunset to plan trips accordingly.
“The view of the sunset from the top of the tower is breathtaking. It’s the greatest place to be if you want to sit back and enjoy the view unfold in front of you,” said Don Russell, longtime tower volunteer. “Visitors can make memories they’ll never want to forget.”
The tower is open every day for the summer: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided daily tours are available throughout the day. Admission to the tower is $4 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under and children 2 and under are free. 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.