The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford opened two years ago, welcoming thousands of visitors over the past year to go up into the 150-foot tall structure located along Route 3. The overlook of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers is celebrating two years of operation this Saturday, with a birthday commemoration from 10am-4pm.
The center will host a bounce house, free airbrush face painting, live music, and food from local vendors. Tower Manager Amy Curry says a special event coincides with tomorrow's birthday bash.
The Lewis & Clark Visitor's center and tower marks the starting point of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway, which was recently named one of the "Seven Wonders of Illinois." There are viewing platforms at 50, 100 and 150 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.