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History & Hauntings Ghost Hunter's Tours - The History & Hauntings Tour is an entertaining and spine-tingling trip into the unknown.Travel to the darkest corners of the region in search of ghosts and discover why the city has been called "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America!"

Ph: (888) 446-7859 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ttaylor@prairieghosts.com
Web: www.altonhauntings.com
Event Information Beginning Date: 04/01/2006 End Date: 10/31/2006 Hours of Operation: Tours start @ 7:00pm

September

14 Alton Block Party - Third Street in Downtown Alton is where you want to be for live music & dancing in the street all summer long. Food & Drinks, Kids activities with adult festivities as the sun goes down and the bands come out.

Ph: (618) 465-6676 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (618) 466-6151
Web: www.visitalton.com
General Information Hours of Operation: 4pm-6pm kids activities, 6:30 -10:30pm adult festivities Parking: Off-Site Free

October

15 - 29 Farmers and Artisans Market - Fresh local produce (some organic) Crafts, Baked Goods, Plants & Flowers, Art work & Pottery. Come early to get the best produce the market has to offer.

Ph: (618) 463-1016 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: linda@altonmarketplace.com
Email: (618) 463-1091
Web: www.altonmarketplace.com
Directions and Attractions Highway: Between IL 100 & 3rd Street Interesection: 1/2 Block West of Piasa & Broadway Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - Noon each Saturday Event Information Beginning Date: 06/03/2006 End Date: 10/15/2006

21 - 12 Vintage Voices Living History Tour - The Alton Cemetery comes alive as actors in period dress introduce tour goers to captivating characters from Alton's past.

Ph: (618) 465-7774 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (618) 465-7782
Email: hopkins1014@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.altonywca.com
Admission Price(s): $12 Adults - $6 Children 6-12yrs. Free to children 5 & under. Groups with 10 or more $10 per person. Hours of Operation: Sat. 1pm-3pm

22 Historic House Tour - Take a self guided tour of historic homes & churches listed on the National Historic Register.

Ph: (618) 463-5761 (Always call and confirm events)
Admission Price(s): 12 and older $10 Under 12 not recommended but free Hours of Operation: Noon to 6:00 p.m. Parking: On-Site Free

28 - 29 Art East - Annual Event-Many artists will participate by opening their studios to the public or exhibiting work through galleries and alternative spaces. This event is organized as a self-guided tour for patrons and is coordinated by the partipating artists.

Ph: (618) 462-5222 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (618) 462-5223
Email: mcac@piasa.net
Web: www.madisoncountyartscouncil.org
Hours of Operation: 11am-5pm

November

9 - 10 Annual Alton Arts & Crafts Adventure - A wonderful variety of craft and artworks will be on display by the craftspeople & Artisits who created the work. "Craft in Action" will include exhibitors working and demonstrating during the show.

Ph: (847) 991-4748 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (773) 283-9768
Email: asoa@webtv.net
Web: www.americansocietyofartists.org
General Information Hours of Operation: F-S: 10am-9:30pm Su: 12pm-6pm

December

16 - 17 Olde Alton Arts & Crafts - Crafters from a 500 mile radius display their homemade items. Breakfast and lunch served

Ph: (618) 259-5660 (Always call and confirm events)
Directions and Attractions Highway: 1 mile west of Rt.3 (Homer Adams Parkway) in Alton. Interesection: 2 blocks west from College Ave. & Washington Ave. intersection in Alton. Admission Price(s): Sat: $3 Sun: $2 Hours of Operation: S: 9am-5pm Su: 10am-4pm

17 Pride, Inc. Holiday Candlelight Home Tour - Beautifully decorated homes in the Alton & Godfrey area are open for touring on the first Sunday evening in December. The Homes are aglow as the public is invited to view various decorating styles and Christmas collections.

Ph: (618) 467-2375 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.prideincorporated.org
Admission Price(s): $12 per person Hours of Operation: 3pm - 7pm

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Things to do near Alton, IL

Log Cabin Winery

The winery specializes in fruit and herb based wines including peach, raspberry, red and white grape, licorice, dill, and min...

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

This bridge was built in 1927. The fifth bridge to cross the Mississippi River connecting Illinois and Missouri, it shortened...

Cloverleaf Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Elmwood Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Kaskaskia Bell State Historic Site

This old church bell, a gift to the Catholic Church at Kaskaskia from King Louis XV was cast in France in 1741. It is popular...