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Alton, Illinois

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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

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

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

Things to do near Alton, IL

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...

Randolph County Museum & Archives

See an old electric chair (last used to execute a woman who killed her brother), and many county and Native American atifacts...

Gateway Fun Park

Bring the kids for a day playing on the 18-hole miniature golf course, huge arcade, golf course, huge arcade, bumper boats, ...

Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site

A preserved site of an old fort. A scenic overlook offers views of the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers and of the site of Ol...

Tee-Up Golf Center's Indian Mounds Golf Course

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