There will be more scenic cruises up and down the Mississippi River in 2013, according to the head of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau. That is just one of many attractions that will be expanded in the coming year, and that has CVB President Brett Stawar looking forward to what could be a good year for riverboat cruises.
The Spirit of Peoria is one of the only authentic paddle-wheelers still cruising the Mississippi. In addition, Stawar says they are working with the city on a way-finding project, to help map the downtown district and beyond. He says there will eventually be new signage to direct visitors to some of the area attractions. He says the office is also laying the groundwork for a new app, and upgrading their websites.