There are many reasons to love Alton! The Great River Road runs along the Mississippi and the views from Hartford to Grafton are some of the most scenic in the U.S. A lovely blend of waterways, historic towns and things to do and see make Alton a wonderful place to call “home”. Only 25 miles north of St. Louis, you’ll find older historic homes mixed in with newer developments. Things to do, like the Alton Little Theater and Alton Amphitheater, and well-known eateries, bars and pubs makes Alton a destination to check out!