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Alton, Illinois

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  • 28 - 29
    Art East - Alton - Annual Event-Many artists will participate by opening their studios to the public or exhibiting work through galleries and alternative spaces. This ev ... more on Art East


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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

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

Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

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

Armed Forces Museum

The Armed Forces Museum is dedicated to the preservation of military history from all branches of service for all eras. Th...

St. Catherine's Village Golf

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

Lau-Nae Winery

A family-owned winery that invites you to taste their delicious wines and browse through their homemade quilts, crafts and gi...

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...