Museums & History

Crane your neck to see the entirety of the statue of Robert Wadlow, the World’s Tallest Man, in Upper Alton. Groove with the Prince of Darkness, Miles Davis, at his statue downtown. Those are just two of the numerous monuments and statues that celebrate Alton’s place in history. Walk in Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps, follow an escaped slave’s journey to freedom, uncover the truth about a famed man-eating dragon. Discover the city’s rich flavor as a river town and social hub through its museums and historical sites.