Guide to Specialty Shops - Meeting of the Great Rivers Byway Region













 
   
    Visitors Guide to
Specialty Shops
in the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway Area
Madison, Jersey & Calhoun Counties, Illinois
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FEATURED SHOPS
   
Jeffrey Vaughn
Alton, IL
618-462-1756
618-530-5333
  Jeffrey Vaughn is a highly regarded Midwest based artist who works in both photography and painting landscapes. His work primarily deals with landscapes although cityscapes are part of his portfolio. Vaughn has an extensive resume of both solo and group exhibitions dating from 1979 and his works can be found in many public collections throughout the United States.
Picture This & More
520A West Delmar Avenue
Alton, IL
618-466-0940
  Picture This And More is a professional custom picture framing business. They offer a complete spectrum of framing services from decorative framing to museum quality preservation of priceless items and art. As our specialty, we are widely recognized for our award winning unique shadow and memory box designs.
Iron Decor & More
1406 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-2343
  Our master welders and artisans create customized ornamental décor, kinetic wind sculptures, and lawn and garden art.
Riverside Flea Market
400 Front Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-3494
  Located in the voluminous historic Boatworks Building alongside the Loading Dock the Grafton Riverside Flea Market features over 65 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, garden items, and much more. The Flea Market occurs on the fourth weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm) of every month from April through October.
Mississippi Mud Pottery
310 East Broadway
Alton, IL
618-462-7573
  Mississippi Mud Pottery specializes in dinnerware, lamps, vases, planters, casseroles, “RAKU” pottery and custom designed ware made from natural clay materials with lead-free glazes that are microwave, oven safe, and dishwasher safe. Feel free to drop by the studio and stroll through our art gallery and watch the “Mud Team” at work.
     
   
  Alton Area, Madison County Illinois
Visitors to Alton will find a variety of unique shops in the downtown district along Broadway and the riverfront. Farther inland are some more shopping opportunities in Godfrey and Alton Square Mall where shopping simple is and convenient. Also listed are the communities of East Alton and Bethalto.
  Antique Shopping in Madison County, Illinois
There are a large number of antique shops line Broadway and the immediate vicinity in the downtown historic downtown district near the Mississippi riverfront. Most are within walking distance of each other as are other interesting specialty shops and restaurants. Other antique shops can be found in Collinsville, Edwardsville, and Godfrey.
  Jersey County, Illinois
Shopping in Jersey County is NOT like shopping at the Mall. Whether you’re strolling down Main Street in Grafton just blocks from the river or Jerseyville’s historic downtown with architecture dating from the late 1800s to early 1900s, Jersey County offers its visitors an amazing variety of specialty shops, boutiques, and artist studios complimented by equally unique dining experiences. Don’t forget to visit the Riverside Flea Market in the historic Boathouse Building in Grafton on weekends from April through October.
  Antique Shopping in Jersey and Calhoun Counties, Illinois
There are a number of antique shops located throughout the small towns of scenic Jersey and Calhoun County and Grafton is the site of one of the area's largest flea markets in the historic Boatworks building every fourth weekend from April through  October.
  Wood River, Illinois
Listings includes specialty shops and similar stores for the community of Wood River.
  Edwardsville & Highland, Illinois
Edwardsville is the home of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. As a college town Edwardsville offers it visitors a range of shopping experiences from gourmet food and wine shops, well stocked athletic stores, and unique specialty shops. Its vibrant artist community means that there are plenty of art shops and galleries.
  Southern Madison County, Illinois
Listings includes specialty shops and similar stores for the communities of Collinsville, Glen Carbon, and Granite City.
  Calhoun County, Illinois
Listings includes specialty shops and similar stores for the communities of Golden Eagle and Hartford.
   
FEATURED ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Pere Marquette
State Park
McCully
Heritage Project
Mississippi
River Ferries
Lewis and Clark
State Historic Site