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World's Tallest Man Statue

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Drive by or walk up to

I have been past this Statue several times over past 45 years. Usually at least once a month or so... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Rich H
Staunton, Illinois
Short but Interesting

The museum was closed when we visited the statue, but would have really like to visit it. There are... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Belvidere, Illinois
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2810 College Ave, Alton, IL 62002-4742
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

I have been past this Statue several times over past 45 years. Usually at least once a month or so. Nice !!

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The museum was closed when we visited the statue, but would have really like to visit it. There are footsteps on the sidewalk my 9-year-old enjoyed trying to walk in. The big chair is interesting too. Watch out for deer when driving in the area.

Thank vhale1955
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Was neat to see this downtown Alton when we passed by it. Hard to believe he was so tall. Lost of cool stories about him.

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This place is a neat adventure for friends or family. There are markers to tell you the history and a World's Tallest Man Rocker that is great for photos.

Thank Jolynn K
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is not a hokey display of old memorabilia. It is a life sized statue of Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man and to appreciate it you must stand next to it and shake his hand. The site is easily accessible although parking is very...More

Thank RamblinGal0526
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We drove by the statue of the tallest man. There is a sign that tells about the life of this man. Located in a park.

Thank billsL3234EK
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Incredible to stand next to this statue! Great photo-opp. Huge chair there, too. Very hot to sit on in the summer. Burns.

Thank Sherry70_13
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My extended family visited Grafton on vacation and passed through Alton on our way back to Missouri. One of the things we’d heard about Alton was this statue of the tallest man that has ever lived so we had to check it out! The statue...More

Thank Kevin_and_Emily
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I wrote a report about Robert in the 6th grade and have always been fascinated. So cool to be able to read a little of his story and stand beside his life-sized self.

Thank pamelaj67
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you! This was a big hit with the kids!! They seemed to be quite amazed that there had been someone that was this tall.

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