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Alton Little Theater

Award-winning live theater is the hallmark of Alton Little Theater. Recently honored for its production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" by Arts for Life in the Greater St. Louis area, Alton Little Theater has been entertaining audiences since 1934. The Alton Little Theater offers a season of great live theatrical performances from dramas to comedies to everyone's favorite musicals. The Alton Little Theater is one of the oldest community theaters in the state of Illinois. For information on this ...

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Lincoln - Douglas Square

The final senatorial debate between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln took place in front of Alton's city hall at the corner of Broadway and Market Streets in 1858. The debate itself drew national attention and more than 6,000 people gathered in downtown Alton for the event. That moment in time is forever frozen in time at the Lincoln-Douglas Square. Lifesize bronze statues depict the two men intensely debating the issues of the time. 

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National Cemetery

Fought on American soil, the Civil War was the deadliest war in American history. More than three million men fought in this “war between the states” that claimed the lives of more than 620,000 soldiers. An estimated 263 Union soldiers are buried in Alton’s National Cemetery. The men either died of disease at the Alton Hospital or onboard steamboats passing up the Mississippi River.

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Alton Marina
Alton Marina
Alton

5-Anchor Marina. Concierge Service. The finest marina on the Mississippi River offers you all the convenience of being within walking distance of the services and attractions of Historic Downtown Alton, Illinois, along with the best in dockside services and amenities.

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Argosy Casino Alton

Argosy Casino Alton offers three floors of gaming action, featuring more than 1,000 of your favorite slots (from penny to $25 machines) plus Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and other exciting table games. Whether you're in the mood for a delicious entree or just a quick bite, Argosy has buffet and restaurant dining options.  The restaurants offer a variety of choices, all with the red-carpet service you deserve.  Journey offers delicious steaks, seafood, gourmet burgers, salads and more ...

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BEALL Mansion an Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn

Enjoy a stay at the award-winning BEALL Mansion -- An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn located in the heart of the historic Middletown District in Alton. Be pampered with the BEALL Mansion's elegant and luxurious guest rooms, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Buffet, spa services and more. Each guest room provides unique views of the grounds and gardens of the mansion which was built in 1903. Opulently restored with La Belle Epoch furnishings, the BEALL Mansion also hosts weddings, receptions ...

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Christmas Wonderland

Begin your holiday celebration escaping from the chaos of the season and experiencing the enchantment of Christmas at the "Christmas Wonderland" holiday light display. The "Grandpa Gang" has been at it again transforming Rock Springs Park in Alton, Illinois into a Winter Wonderland. Visitors can drive through the park to view more than 4 million lights, cascading waterfalls of lights, lighted trees and displays, and visit Santa Claus in the Enchanted Forest. Christmas Wonderland is open the day ...

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Greater Alton Concert Association

Greater Alton Concert Association, a not-for-profit organization, was organized over 70 years ago when local visionaries believed that the Alton area deserved the opportunity to attend performances by professional musicians, dancers, and actors. Throughout the years the board of directors has aspired to bring quality programs to our area. Ranging from Classical to Contemporary programs, our board strives to provide varied concert seasons. In recent years we have included Big Band, jazz, ...

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Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

Stroll down to Riverfront Park in Alton. Walk the trails, enjoy the rolling water of the river and spread out a blanket for live concerts and festivals at the amphitheater in spring, summer and fall.

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Clark Bridge
Clark Bridge
Alton

The Clark Bridge, linking Illinois and Missouri at Alton, is a cable-stay bridge, unique in its structure in the United States. The bridge is named for explorer William Clark, who helped lead the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery expedition from 1804 to 1806. The bridge is a 4,620 foot gateway inviting visitors to discover the region. Requiring 8,100 tons of structural steel, 44,100 cubic yards of concrete and more than 160 miles of cable wrapped with four acres of yellow plastic ...

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Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument

Elijah P. Lovejoy, abolitionist and editor, surrendered his life for free speech, free press, and free men.  As a Presbyterian minister, Lovejoy read the bible, memorized hymns and led a life of Christian morality and conviction.  After college, he ventured west to St. Louis and later bought half interest in the St. Louis Times.  As the paper’s editor, he was concerned with politics and social justice.  In 1836, following opposition of his anti-slavery views, Lovejoy ...

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Curiosity Museum

Illusions, ghost hunting kits, Victorian Vampire Killing kits and more are featured at the new Curiosity Museum, based in Alton's historic Mineral Springs Hotel. From robots that watch you wander through the displays to the curious world of quack medicine, there is a bit of everything in this 1,500 square foot museum dedicated to the just plain weird. Included in the space is the Historic Museum of Torture Devices, which showcases displays of torture devices from around the world. Pictures and ...

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