Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine

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.

Help keep the memory alive

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

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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.


The site is available to everyone, anytime, weather permitting.  

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

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