Shrine Info

Directions

Portage des Sioux is located ~12 miles from St. Charles and ~9 miles from West Alton. Take MO-94 to CR J and then 1 mile into Portage des Sioux. Take a right on Common Field Street and go approximately 1/4 mile to Le Seurre Street which leads to shrine on the river.

Hours & Access

Visitors are welcome year round at any time.  Pathway lighting comes on at dusk and turns off dawn.  The site is wheelchair accessible.

Parking

Parking is free. There is a small paved lot directly across the road, just feet from the walkway entrance

Interactive map

ABOUT US

Quick Facts:


  • Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine gets its name from the fact that three major rivers-the Illinois, Missouri, and the Mississippi-meet within a few miles of the site.


  • The Shrine itself was dedicated in October 1957 to commemorates an event that took place during the July 1951 flood, but is also a dedication to the rich history and incredible beauty of the area.


Thank You

  • We are a volunteer-based organization focused on helping make the world around the shrine a better, happier place. 


  • With the help of volunteers, we maintain the shrine as a historical and navigational landmark, for all; on or off the water.  


  • Whether you help through monetary donations or volunteering your time, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you!

HELP KEEP THE MEMORY ALIVE

The shrine is a non-profit organization maintained through donations by private individuals and volunteers.  We are a 501(c)(3) charity, which means 100% of your donation is tax deductible.  Any amount helps, thank you.

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