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Lovejoy Memorial

The Lovejoy State Memorial of granite and bronze commemorates abolitionist newspaper editor, Elijah P. Lovejoy, who was killed by a mob while defending his printing press at Alton on November 7, 1837. Lovejoy'

Alton, IL Memorials

Piasa Bird

The Piasa Bird (pronounced Pie-a-saw), is a local legend in the Alton area. Its foundings go back to 1673 when Father Jacques Marquette, in recording his famous journey down the Mississippi River with Louis Joliet, described the "Piasa"

Alton, IL Archaeology

National Great Rivers Museum

This 12,000 square foot facility located on the banks of the Mississippi River is dedicated to telling the story of the river. The museum features more than 20 exhibits and displays, many of which are highly interactive and computer-animated. Known as the "Father of Waters"

Alton, IL Discovery Centers

Robert Pershing Wadlow Statue - Tallest Man

Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 - July 15, 1940), according to Guinness World Records, is the tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He is often known as the Alton Giant. Wadlow reached an unprecedented 8 ft 11.1 in (272 cm) in height and weighed 439 lb (199

Alton, IL One Of A Kinds

Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

Things to do near Alton, IL

Tee-Up Golf Center's Indian Mounds Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 365 days...

Argosy Casino

Featuring 1000 slot machines, plus blackjack, roulette, craps, Caribbean stud poker and three card poker.Twenty-five minutes ...

Chester Riverfront Mural

Painted in the 1930's on the upper interior wall of the U S Post Office, this fascinating mural depicts the Pre-Civil War Riv...

Spinach Can Collectibles Museum

Located in the 1875 Opera House, the building is full of Popeye merchandise and a Popeye museum....

Alton Museum of History and Art

Through the exhibits, we share with you our past and present so that you too may discover the people, places and events that ...