Holiday Inn Alton
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- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Heated pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Reading reviews has pros and cons, when it comes to travelling to St. Louis the Lonely planet recommends it as the must see city of the mid west however Triposos labels St Louis as the most violent city in America. With this in mind we were somewhat cautious when looking for a place to house all our belongings. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the lack of gang violence, armed robbery and car theft and the abundance of beautiful parks, sculptures and the zoo. For us ...
We started the day at the Elijah Lovejoy Monument. He is know for his abolitionist newspaper. This is the meeting of the Union/Confederacy..Illinois/Missouri. Alton is noted to be one of the most haunted towns in America, due to the underground railroad and Civil War prison, of which we saw remnants, but the structure has been used for other buildings and the spirits are said to have moved on.
... outside of St Louis in Alton, Illinois. This is a little inconvenient since in the morning we will have a long drive into the city to see the arch.
Once at our hotel we realize that we don't have many choices for dinner tonight. There are several fast food places near us ...
... most insufferable people we've met yet. Who knows--the luck of the draw seems an apt metaphor in a city famously financed throughout history (at least in part) by river-going gambling boats on the muddy Mississippi. A mixed bag--but one with some strong lasting impressions. A strong showing in some departments, perhaps a second run will yield more consistent results. Tomorrow, 12 hours of driving to Tulsa...
... 2 other people who did speak English and one of them was a fellow Penn Stater.
After we got down we were glad we decided to get there early because in the half hour since we had last been in the museum the ticket lines were overflowing and the door in had a line half way up the ramp. We went down to the Arch View Cafe which is a small cafe on a river boat docked just under the arch we ate and then got back in the car to continue home.