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Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

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

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

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

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

Things to do near Alton, IL

Bosshard Monument

The monument is a tribute to Swiss poet, Heinrich Bosshard, who wrote Semparcherlied here in the 1850's....

Tee-Up Golf Center's Indian Mounds Golf Course

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

Berger-Kiel House

The house is a 1½-story hall and parlor, log, and frame home built around 1864 for a low-income rural family....

Laser Force Lazer Tag Zone

5000 square foot, 2 story lazer tag arena. Up to 30 can play at one time; live scoring and scorecards after your game so you...

Mermaid House

A retired sea captain built the Mermaid House as a hotel in 1830 on the St. Louis-Vincennes Trail, now known as Rte. 50. A fa...