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Alton Hauntings Tours

Alton, IL, USA
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About Alton Hauntings Tours
Looking for the real story of why Alton, Illinois, is know as one of the most haunted small towns in America? Come along on one of the award-winning Alton Hauntings Tours! Based on the book by author Troy Taylor, it has been called the "most authentic" tour in the region and after almost 20 years, we take you behind the scenes of the most haunted places in town. According to legend, author Mark Twain once called Alton a "dismal little river town," largely thanks to the dark history that the city had already endured prior to its heyday as a thriving river port. From those days, through the early 1900s, Alton saw more than its share of death, disease, disaster, violence, murder, and even the scars of the Civil War. Today, come see how the events of the past have created the hauntings of what is now being called "one of the most haunted small towns in America." Our tour is an entertaining, often spine-tingling trip back in town to discover the true story of why our little town has become so haunted over the years! See the calendar for upcoming dates and join us on the eerie streets for Alton for a tour!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this tour for my 11 year-old granddaughter and myself, when I fell ill, my bride stepped up and took her. She said that it could have really been fun for both of them, but that the guide was simply not involved and uninteresting....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alton tours never disappoint me. This time was no exception. Thanks to Luke for the great historical stories and clarifying what is true and what is not. I'll be back next year and doing a different type this coming weekend 😊

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rldamery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

REALLY fun as our enthusiastic guide Bobbie (a woman) combined history and legends. I will go again!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Venuswoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my three friends were visiting the area and decided that we wanted to learn more about Alton. This is a fun and extremely informational tour. I learned so many interesting things about Alton and it's spooky past. The tour is 3 hours. If...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gothealth2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on the three-hour walking tour with my mom and my 14-year-old daughter, which covered history and hauntings on about a three-mile loop. We had two opportunities for bathroom breaks. Sandy, our guide, was a seasoned professional who knew her stuff. Lots of scary...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jenny B
Reviewed October 7, 2019

Loved this tour. Our tour guide, Bobbi, was great and very knowledgeable about the town and it's history. I will definitely go on another tour.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

We took the 3 Hour haunted bus tour. It was a history of haunted places in Alton plus some of the paranormal occurrences that had occurred in each. We had a group of about 20 total and I think we all had a pretty good...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 24, 2019

About 14 of us did the walking tour on Saturday, Sept. 21st at 7pm. The walking, and couple places visited were OK, however, we all found it to be too much talking by the tour guide and not enough actually visiting / walking through buildings....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019

My family went on the Alton haunted walking tour. So much fun!! It lasted three hours but there were plenty of stops along the way to rest and it wasn't constant walking. Our tour guide (Bobbie) was awesome!! We learned so much history of Alton...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

My husband and I went on a tour for a date night and we had a great time! We went on the walking tour which lasted a bit over 3 hours, but you don’t really feel like you’re walking that much because there are lots...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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T C
March 27, 2018|
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TripAdvisor does not allow me to post a link, but if you search for “Alton Hauntings”, you will find our website. Thanks!
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LisaGY8141AG
October 16, 2017|
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Thanks Lisa! Yes, Alton doesn't have as many lefts or rights, but rather ups and downs! Thank you for your review! And see you next year!
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denisecgirard
March 19, 2016|
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This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Even if you take the bus tour, there a lot of stairs and a lot of areas with uneven ground.
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