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Alton Hauntings Tours

Alton, IL
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Bus Tour 10/28/17

Alton appears to have many historical points of interest however the tour was poorly narrated. The... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
Jackie760
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Jacksonville, Illinois
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While we were visiting St. Louis, we decided to take a trip over the river to Alton, IL for the... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
Megan C
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Gainesville, Florida
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Looking for the real story of why Alton, Illinois, is know as one of the most haunted small towns in America? Come along on one of the award-winning Alton Hauntings Tours! Based on the book by author Troy Taylor, it has been called the "most authentic" tour in the region and after almost 20 years, we take you behind the scenes of the most haunted places in town. According to legend, author Mark Twain once called Alton a "dismal little river town," largely thanks to the dark history that the city had already endured prior to its heyday as a thriving river port. From those days, through the early 1900s, Alton saw more than its share of death, disease, disaster, violence, murder, and even the scars of the Civil War. Today, come see how the events of the past have created the hauntings of what is now being called "one of the most haunted small towns in America." Our tour is an entertaining, often spine-tingling trip back in town to discover the true story of why our little town has become so haunted over the years! See the calendar for upcoming dates and join us on the eerie streets for Alton for a tour!
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Alton, IL
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Alton appears to have many historical points of interest however the tour was poorly narrated. The guide desperately needed a few Toast Master sessions She stumbled through with many "ums" and broken, hard to follow statements. A little forethought, planning, and entertainment creativity would have...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

While we were visiting St. Louis, we decided to take a trip over the river to Alton, IL for the Alton Hauntings Walking Tour. Our guide (name I can’t remember) was not boring and was very humorous throughout the tour. You can tell that he...More

Thank Megan C
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

The extended Alton, IL ghost hunter tour was a fantastic experience! If you like to have history with your ghost stories, this is the tour for you. The guides had a ton of knowledge of the area and they were very entertaining. They made the...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Our friends were visiting from Colorado and we took them on the Haunted Alton Tour. They loved it and enjoyed the Haunted History they learned that evening. At least we saw a ghost, even if it was purple lol Our Guide Julia was great! I've...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

We went Saturday night, the walking tour with Luke. It was fabulous!! This gentleman really knows his history, and was very informative. I am paranormal sensitive, however I don't expect much anywhere I go, however I was not disappointed at all..! Even if you are...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

I have been on numerous haunted tours with Troy Taylor and his associates over the years. All have been fantastic. This was my first time in Alton and my boyfriend's first haunted tour ever. We were both very pleased. No, we did not actually see...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

This was a great experience! We learned so much on the history of Alton along with the history of all the hauntings of the town. Three hours seemed like it would be too long but it went by so fast because there was never a...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

A great walking tour with Luke. We got a lot of Alton history and got to experience some spooky places. Going down in the underground cave in total darkness was hot but so worth the experience in understanding how slaves felt in total isolation. The...More

1  Thank Kara P
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

We did the Alton Hauntings Tour. We have done this tour twice now and loved it both times! Luke was our tour guide for both and he is a great storyteller. The history is thoroughly, I learned a lot I didn't already know. We even...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

The meal was very very good. The bus driver answered his phone YES while driving and talked on it 5 times while we were aboard... NOT happy about that!!!! Other than that, we had a good time though

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Tina C
March 28, 2018|
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Response from americanhauntings763 | Property representative |
TripAdvisor does not allow me to post a link, but if you search for “Alton Hauntings”, you will find our website. Thanks!
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Melissa S
October 25, 2017|
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Response from americanhauntings763 | Property representative |
Pictures are always welcome! We have pictures sent to our office often with odd, undefined shapes or unexplained anomalies. Have you taken a tour with us?
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LisaGY8141AG
October 17, 2017|
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Response from americanhauntings763 | Property representative |
Thanks Lisa! Yes, Alton doesn't have as many lefts or rights, but rather ups and downs! Thank you for your review! And see you next year!
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