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Alton, Illinois, USA

Attractions in Alton, Illinois


  • Melvin Price Locks & Dam 618-462-6979
    2 Lock and Dam Way, East Alton, IL 62024
    One of the most fascinating river attractions in Illinois. See barges elevate on water as they make passage on the mighty Mississippi River. A great family attraction. more info  map


  • Alton Belle Casino 618-474-7500
    1 Front Street, Alton, IL 62002
    A 60,000 square foot floating casino complex along Alton riverfront with a slot area, lounges, restaurants, and showroom. more info  map

  • Argosy Casino Alton 800-711-4263
    1 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002
    Open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., Argosy Casino Alton offers the newest games and the hottest slots. more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Confederate Prison
    Williams Street at Broadway
    Shutdown in 1857 and reopened in 1862 as a Confederate Prison. Only a portion of it is still standing. more info  map

  • Haskell Playhouse
    1211 Henry Street, Alton, IL 62002
    This Queen Anne-style playhouse was built for Lucy J. Haskell, daughter of Dr. William A. & Florence H. Haskell. Lucy died at age nine of diptheria and the Haskells... more info  map

  • Koenig House 618-463-1795
    829 East Fourth Street, Alton, IL 62002
    A beautiful home featuring wonderful period furnishings and other fine antiques. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Clark Bridge
    Highway 367 over the Mississippi River
    This structure is a unique cable-stay bridge that links Missouri and Illinois over the Mississippi River. This bridge was named after William Clark. more info  map

  • Confederate Cemetery & Memorial
    Rozier Street
    Hundreds of Southern soldiers make this their final resting place. Large memorial honors these warriors. more info  map

  • Lincoln Douglas Square 618-465-6676
    Broadway and Market Streets
    Site where Abraham Lincoln and A. Douglas held their last senatorial debate in 1858. more info  map

  • Lovejoy Monument
    Alton Cemetery at Monument Avenue
    Constructed in honor of Elijah P. Lovejoy who was an abolitionist editor that was murdered because of his belief in and support of freedom of the press. more info  map

  • Robert Wadlow Statue 618-374-1059
    2800 College Avenue, Alton, IL 62002
    The tallest man in history. Stand next to this life-sized statue nearly 9' tall.  more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Alton Museum of History and Art 618-462-2763
    2809 College Avenue, Alton, IL 62002
    Located in Loomis Hall
    The museum was founded in 1971 to help preserve and tell the story of the individuality of the community which it serves. It illustrates the aesthetic interests and... more info  map

  • Armed Forces Museum 618-462-5237
    2 Cut Street, Alton, IL 62002
    Featuring military exhibits and vehicles including one of America's diverse Army jeep collections. more info  map

  • National Great Rivers Museum
    2 Lock and Dam Way, East Alton, IL 62024
    The National Great Rivers Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the people, nature, and wildlife that have shaped the Mississippi River throughout history. This... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Eagle Watching 800-258-6645
    Alton and Grafton Area
    Approximately 200 to 400 American bald eagles visit here each winter between November and February. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Antoinette's Haunted History Tours 618-462-4009
    P.O. Box 10, Alton, IL 62002
    Ghost hunters trolley to visit sites of actual hauntings with psychic guide. more info  map

  • History & Hauntings Tours 618-465-1086
    515 East Third Street, Alton, IL 62002
    Hosted by Troy Taylor. more info  map

  • J.E. Robinson Tours 618-462-5590
    po box 364, Alton, IL 62002
    Offering cultural, educational, historical, and The Underground Railroad tours for groups, families, and individuals. more info  map

  • McPike Mansion 618-462-3348
    2018 Alby Street, Alton, IL 62002
    20th and Alby Streets
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this haunted mansion was built in 1869 by architect Lucas Pfeiffenberger. Original owner of the Mansion was Henry... more info  map

  • Mineral Springs Haunted Tours 618-465-3200
    301 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
    Mineral Springs Haunted Tours offers the only tour of the haunted Mineral Springs Mall in Alton, "the most haunted town in Illinois." more info


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