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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

435 Confluence Dr., Hartford, IL 62048

Historic Sites

See a panoramic view of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers from 50 to 150 feet in the air!

The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is dedicated to the duo's history-making journey, and serves as a gateway to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. The Corps of Discovery voyage began here on May 14, 1804, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Take the elevator up to the top of the 180-foot-tall tower, where you’ll step out to panoramic views of the swirling river waters (the view is particularly stunning at sunset). On platforms located at 50, 100 and 150 feet visitors learn about the early days of Hartford, as well as Lewis and Clark's journey.

Hours of Operation: November 1-December 6 open Saturday and Sunday 10a.m. to 4 p.mClosed for the HolidaysJanuary 8-Feburary 26 Saturday and Sunday only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m


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  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: Closed
  • Thu: Closed
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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