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Alton, Illinois

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  • Alton Visitors Bureau: Events
    • Alton
      April 5, 2014 - May 17, 2014
      Sit back and relax during a narrated tour of the many historic sites and beautifully restored homes of the 177 year-old Alton, Illinois. Highlights include: Robert Wadlow statue, erected in honor of the world's tallest person; a drive-by view of the magnificent mansions of the Middletown Historic District; the Lovejoy Monument, dedicated to our nation's first free-press martyr; the quaint Christian Hill Historic District, with its spectacular views of the Mighty Mississippi; and the infamous Alton Prison, the first state prison in Illinois. For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 258-6645. … more
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    • Alton
      April 5, 2014 - May 17, 2014
      Life was good and business was booming for many of Alton's philanthropic industrialists and the homes they and their families lived in showed it. During the Mansions of Middletown Alton tour, guests will have their own chance to step back into the 1800s, walk through the front doors and enjoy the splendor of some of the mansions that dot the landscape in Alton's Middletown Historic District. For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 258-6645. … more
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    • Alton Marina
      April 25, 2014 - May 17, 2014
      Take a relaxing sunset cruise aboard the Hakuna Matata on the Mississippi River while tasting several types of wine. Boarding, which is at Alton Marina, begins 30 minutes prior to the cruise. The cruise will last 90 minutes. For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 258-6645. … more
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    • Alton
      April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014
      Our bus tour is approximately three hours long and travels by luxury coach to various reportedly haunted sites throughout Alton -- includes sites on the walking tour plus additional sites that we can't walk to! We are on and off the bus throughout the evening. Each tour is led by one of our trained guides and is based on the book Haunted Alton by Troy Taylor. … more
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    • Glazebrook Park
      April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014
      Have you hugged a tree lately? Join the Village of Godfrey in celebrating the environment and tree planting with the Godfrey Parks and Recreation Department at Glazebrook Park. The day kicks off with a youth fishing derby and continues with face painting, environmental crafts, bounce house, climbing wall and vendors. The annual Tree Memorial Dedication Ceremony will be held at noon to recognize all trees planted in memory/honor of loved ones. For more info, call (618) 466-1483. … more
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