HARTFORD — The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, at 435 Confluence Tower Drive, will hold two Twilight Thursdays in July.
Twilight Thursdays will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 16 and 30. 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 sunsets over the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This year, the July 30 event coincides with the second full moon of the month, commonly called the blue moon. Check sunset times to plan a trip to the tower.
“The view of the sunset from the top of the tower is breathtaking,” said Don Russell, longtime volunteer at the tower. “It’s the greatest place to be if you want to sit back and enjoy the view unfold in front of you. Visitors can make memories they’ll never want to forget.”
The tower is open every day for the summer. The hours are 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 is $4 for adults, $3 for adults older than 62, military veterans and active military, $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.