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Ya Gotta See It to Believe It

This is not a hokey display of old memorabilia. It is a life sized statue of Robert Wadlow, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RamblinGal0526
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Alton, Illinois
Fiew a statue of the tallest man

We drove by the statue of the tallest man. There is a sign that tells about the life of this man... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
billsL3234EK
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Thayer, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

1  Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Being life size is pretty amazing to see. But not anything else in the area to do If your traveling through Alton it would make a nice quick stop to see.

1  Thank joannz9
Reviewed 1 April 2018

As a child, I used to lay beside his grave in the Upper Alton Cemetery but that only gave an approximation of the height differential; the grave maintains the outline of the coffin because Robert's father had it covered with concrete to prevent any disturbance....More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

While in Alton, this seemed like a quirky and interesting bit of history to fill some downtime. It was super easy to find and I loved that there was stress-free "statue visitor" parking just steps away! The kids were amazed and even looked up more...More

1  Thank Annemarie D
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The history of Alton tallest man. His shoes size was a 38. He died at a young age of 23 some articles say 22. They also have a chair to show what he sat in. The Alton History and Art Museum has more information on...More

1  Thank Irene M
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