The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford celebrates its anniversary this Saturday with a mix of events to mark the day from 10am to 4pm. A free bounce house for kids of all ages will be there from Noon-4pm, there will be free face painting from 1-2pm, and everyone who visits will get a free birthday cookie.
Stephanie Tate with the Alton Regional Convention & Visitor’s Bureau says the tower also welcomes all citizens of Hartford to go to the top of the tower for free that day, so bring your I.D.
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A trip up to the top for all other visitors to the 150-foot tower is $4 for adults, $2 for students and kids 2 and under can go up for free. The Friendship General Baptist Church Youth Group will have hot dogs for sale. The tower has welcomed 60,000 visitors over the past four years. The tower is located on Illinois Route 3, just north of New Poag Road.