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Alton, Illinois

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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

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

Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

Things to do near Alton, IL

Highland Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Lau-Nae Winery

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

Alton Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Frank Holten State Park

A great place to spot water birds, fish, boat, or play around of golf. The park covers 1,125 acres including two lakes and a ...

Schorr Lake Vineyard and Winery

Officially began in 1994, The winery now grows a total of 15 varieties of grapes and it also grows blackberries and strawberr...