Compared to local museums in many other small towns, the Alton Museum was a surprising treat. There are hundreds of artifacts from pre-colonial times to the impact of rail and river transportation on the city to the more recent events. You can wander and read for an hour or so. A pleasant weekend side trip.
This is a really well done collection of art and history of Alton. So many interesting things to see. We received a personal tour from Brian and he was really knowledgeable about all the history in the area. They even had a few things for the kids to see. Totally worth the trip if you are into history.
I am a history buff. I learned something new. The guide was funny and a bit wry. I enjoyed the tour.
The volunteer tour guide was very knowledgeable. It is amazing how many different things are packed into the small building, which used to be a house. I just stopped there by chance one late afternoon and spent 1 1/2 hrs there. There is so much more to learn about Alton Illinois that I did not realize. I found it very interesting and Im planning on going back again. The artifacts varied from architecture, to cival war prisoners, to early Alton characters, and of course the Mississippis influence. A lot of fun interesting history to attempt to absorb in a short 1 1/2 hours. I enjoyed it it and have recommended it to friends.
Guided tour was very informative. Tour guide was helpful, patient and friendly.
What a great place to learn about Alton and its history. The piasa bird has remain a legend for many years. There has been several different paintings on the bluffs. The museum also offers a short clip of Robert wadlow and history of the river town. Definitely worth the trip.
Amazing learning experience with a great host/tour guide who has fantastic wry humor and is very passionate about history!
Super cool place to visit really a must see to appreciate
Best ever, I go by this location often and just decided to for a visit last week. It was wonderful, has many different interests. Something for everyone.
Loved the history that many do not know of.
Hometown memories deluxe. Recommended River Bend stop.
A very interesting place to visit!
Very informative and well worth the small fee to this fine collection of historical material
Very interesting and packed with artifacts. Brian was also very knowledgeable and a wonderful guide.
The Robert Wadlow exhibit is great, especially the film.
Room dedicated to Robert Wadlow the gentle giant. Tallest man in the world 811 born and raised in alton
Knowledgeable volunteer staff
Beautiful wonderful place
Good for the hole family
A neat place