HARTFORD — How many communities can be seen from the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower’s highest viewing platform? Which two rivers form a confluence near the tower? Children answering those questions and more can earn a prize during the tower’s 10-day Kid’Cation Scavenger Hunt beginning Friday, July 31.
The Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, will offer the scavenger hunt as part of the regional Kid’Cation activities that kick off July 31 and run through Sunday, Aug. 9, throughout the Meeting of the Great Rivers region. Participants will receive an official scavenger hunt form with their half-price admission of $1 for children and $2 for adults. Adults must be accompanied by a child to receive the reduced admission rates.
“Scavenger hunts are really so much fun for everyone,” Hartford Project Manager Deanna Barnes said. “This gives children and parents the opportunity to learn more about the tower, the history of the area and just plain fun facts. We are really looking forward to giving families a reason to enjoy our area with Kid’Cation.”
Kid’Cation was developed by the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau as a way to provide affordable, family-oriented vacation opportunities for families.
Guided daily tours are available throughout the day at the tower. Regular admission is $4 for adults, $3 for adults 62 and older, active military and veterans, $2 for children 12 and younger and children 2 and younger 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.
The tower is open seven days a week through Labor Day. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.