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1904 General Store
The 1904 General Store came from the 1904 World's Fair. We sell fudge, chocolate bars, candy, and retail gifts/furniture. Open Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Created with a vision inspired by the 1904 World's Fair, the 1904 General Store in Alton takes guests back to a simpler time through homemade sweets and retail gifts.
Taste a variety of chili from both amateur and professional teams as they compete in this fiery Chil...
Sample a variety of local flavors from your favorite dining establishments at the Taste of Downtown ...
See Santa and Mrs. Claus while they're in town at the blessing and lighting of the Christmas Tree.
Find one-of-a-kind items while experiencing the thrill of thrifting at the Alton Antique Center.
Whether you're looking for short-term or extended stays, treat yourself with these upscale lofts off...
Alton Exchange Mall has 14,000+ square feet of showroom floor full of antiques, vintage, collectible...
Alton Landing offers all types of marine canvas fabrication, frame fabrication, interior fabric desi...
Alton Little Theater is the oldest live continuous theater in Illinois. The Theater is currently in ...
The finest Marina on the upper Mississippi River with exceptional hospitality and the added convenie...
The Alton Museum of History & Art preserves the great heritage of our community. The exhibits share ...
Whether you're catching a game, enjoying refreshing beverages or eating delicious food, Alton Sports...
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