Lock and Dam 26 & 27
Locks 26 and 27 are the largest locks in the inland waterway system. Lock 26 in Alton has a visitor’s center with river displays. Lock 27 located in Granite City is the only lock on the 8.4 mile, man made canal and is the most southerly located.
This 19-mile asphalt/oil & chip trail offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and Clark Bridge while running along the river and canal, from Russel Commons Park in Alton to 20th Street in Granite City.
Enjoy your favorite iconic American comfort food, made from scratch in-house, right here in the heart of Downtown Granite City.
Monday through Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday + Saturday: 11am – 11pm
These four brothers have been brewing their own beer for 25 years, but only recently began selling it to local taverns and restaurants in Granite City. They have a three-barrel system and offer a Pale Ale, Chocolate stout and other seasonal brews such as Oktoberfest in the Fall.
This juried fine art show features the original works of approximately 100 accomplished artists along with scrumptious local food and drink. Children will enjoy the Create IT and Take IT art sections where they will create their own take-away art projects.
Lighted softball field, 7 baseball fields, 6 lighted tennis courts, playground, swimming pool, water slide and wading pool, ice skating rink, lighted basketball court, 1.4 mile fitness trail, outdoor pavilion, stage and picnic shelters.
This bridge is one of the world’s longest pedestrian/bicycle bridges and offers commanding views of the Mississippi River and a great perch for American Eagle watching. Years ago the bridge became very popular as the Route 66 bridge with a 45 degree right curve in the middle. The Bridge is the site of Eagle Days in January and other events.
Speed thrills at Gateway Motorsports Park! This flexible venue features regular activities on the 1/4 mile drag strip, 1.25 oval track, road racing course, Gateway Karting facility and so much more! A huge event schedule in 2017 includes the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in June, Indy Car in August and NHRA Midwest Nationals in September.