Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

435 Confluence Tower Dr.
Hartford, IL 62048- Map It
Phone: (618) 251-9101

AAA Editor Notes

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is at 435 Confluence Tower Dr. Built to commemorate the bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, this observation tower has three levels—at 50 feet, 100 feet and 150 feet—from which to view the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Downtown St. Louis, Mo., is 19 miles to the south and can be seen from the highest level. A visitor center has interactive exhibits and videos, and landscaped grounds include plants indigenous to the expedition. Note: The tower is accessible only during guided tours. Visitors must be accompanied by a tour guide. Guided tours are available.
Visitor center free. Guided tour $6; $5 (ages 62+ and active and retired military with ID); $4 (ages 3-12).
Hours: Tours are given Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. noon-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day (weather permitting). Schedule varies rest of year and is weather dependent; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31. Allow 30 minutes minimum.