- TripBuzz found 148 things to do with kids in or near Alton, Illinois, including 135 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Louis, Florissant, Edwardsville and St. Charles.
- From Bowl Haven to National Great Rivers Museum, the Alton area offers 69 different types of family activities, including: Haunted Tours, History Museums, Bowling and Theaters.
- Less than thirty minutes from St. Louis, the city of Alton has a rich history. First, it is home to the tallest recorded man, Robert Wadlow, as well as jazz legend Miles Davis. The town was also important to the Underground Railroad and later served as the site for the Lincoln-Douglas presidential debate. Today Alton is a growing city with an emphasis on history, culture, the arts and entertainment.
Dedicated to the Mississippi River, the National Great Rivers Museum is an opportunity for those wishing to know about the river's role in the American history. Also the visitors can pilot a barge down the riverfront, in the barge simulator.
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301 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 MoreLess Info
At Mineral Springs Paranormal Research Center, visitors can take a walking tour of the most famous haunted buildings in the town. The center also has a museum of torture devices that feature headcages, thumbscrews, and other contraptions.
Those wishing to see where the dark ages got their name from can visit the Historic Museum of Torture Devices, where they will see the Chinese death cages, thumbscrews, Vlad's impaling pole, and many other torture devices.
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2751 River Heritage Parkway, Alton, IL 62002 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to Mississippi River education, National Great Rivers Museum offers a variety of exhibits that highlight the habitats, cycles, and science behind the river. The museum hosts a public lock tour where visitors can discover how the locks operate.
Alton Hauntings Tours provides tours of the history and hauntings of the city Alton. Visitors will discover folklore, ghostly tales and documented haunted spots -- along with the history of death, war, murder and strange deeds that plagued the region.
Preserving the region's cultural history, Alton Museum of History and Art features exhibits that display artifacts from the Civil War, urban legends, and notable past residents. The museum has a clothing exhibit that displays dresses from the 19th century.
The Gordon Moore F Community Park is a large 704 acre park featuring a 27 hole golf course and a nature trail. The park also offers several tennis courts, baseball fields, picnic areas, soccer fields, and playgrounds.