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“Visit Daughter”
Review of Altgeld Hall Tower

Altgeld Hall Tower
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81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“Visit Daughter”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This attraction is on the University campus [you should tour the whole campus] and the tower by its self is worth a picture but try and get a tour up the bell tower if you have an hour or so.

Visited July 2012
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Champaign, Illinois
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“A historical gem, a tradition of hospitality”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

The bells of Altgeld are probably one of the top symbols of the University of Illinois. I have been working on campus for three years and only now I got the chance to take a tour up to the bell tower.

The student who led me and my wife told us about the history of Altgeld's Bell Tower as we were climbing up the stairs to the roof. He knew so much about all the history that was held in on small attic size room that includes the bells clavier, a practice clavier and many pictures and historical books about U of I.

We took a tour up the bell tour to see the bells and came back down and got a chance to see a chimesmaster in action. During passing period between class the chimesmaster play songs for 10 minutes. We even got a chance to play "Mary had a little lamb" since we were the only two people taking the tour.

The tour isn't too long and the company is great. We really enjoyed being exposed to a wonderful piece of history in central Illinois.

Visited April 2012
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