- Our list of the best things to do in Alton, Illinois, features the top 182 nearby activities — including 71 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Alton, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Alton, IL , followed by 166 popular activities in nearby cities, including St. Louis, Edwardsville, Florissant, St. Charles, Maryland Heights, Collinsville, Grafton, St. Peters, Fairview Heights, Granite City, Chesterfield, Hazelwood, Belleville, Boonville, Jefferson City and Maplewood
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.
The World's Tallest Man Statue is a life sized memorial statue of Robert Wadlow, who stood 8 feet, 11.1 inches tall at the time of his death. The statue stands in a public spot, and can be visited free of charge.
Described by The Daily Journal as the Plaza Hotel without the snobbish staff, The Beall Mansion Tour offers its visitors entertaining opportunities, for any type of special event, in a well-preserved historical surrounding.
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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.
Rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the United States, McPike Mansion draws curious sightseers from all over the country, and McPike Mansion - Private Tours leads visitors through the opulent old manor with informative narration.
Offering plenty of entertaining opportunities, besides the obligatory gaming and gambling, the Argosy Casino is the first casino to be opened in St. Louis, in 1991. Restaurants, music shows, stand-up comedy and the Chippendales make this place worth a visit.