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Alton, Illinois

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

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

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...

Bosshard Monument

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

Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site

The Pierre Menard Home is the finest example of French colonial architecture in the Central Mississippi Valley. The Post-on-S...

Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel

Built in 1851 by Monticello Seminary and the Congregational Church. School activities and community functions were held here....

Old Fire Engine Museum

Antique firefighting equipment and memorabilia are on display....