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Alton Hauntings Tours

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About Alton Hauntings Tours
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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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I felt this was more a historical tour than a haunted tour. We did the bus tour and it was just slow paced. We couldn’t stop at some places and when we did the paranormal was not experienced. I felt it was more history and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We took our 9 year old son. I loved the history. Our tour guide, Bobbi, was great! Very friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. Great tour!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I went on a walking tour lasting roughly 3 hours. Enjoyed learning some history about these haunted places but some of them we couldnt really experience due to safety reasons. I feel like when you sign up for these tours, you are taking responsibility for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I felt like this was a tour of Alton. We were taken to places and then told we could not see things. Basically we were told stories. To me this was a waste of our $90.00.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kim M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Trolly tour with several stops at (haunted) spots in Alton. Lots of great history here. Enjoyed the trip overall - but it was a large group and the tour guide was not always in a spot where the entire group could hear. I think he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank toddfamily3
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Our tour guide, Bobbie, was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the history of each location. She left us intrigued, not only because of the fascinating nature of the buildings but because of the way she told us about their histories. Each location left us amazed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ellie T
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great time.. tour guide was informative and entertaining.. if you live history.. you’ll love this tour!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank D2987MYdawnd
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The walking tour was out of this world. Fun and informative. Our tour guides shared their extensive knowledge of the area's history and the hauntings. They were even willing to stay and visit with anyone who wanted to stay after the tour was finished, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This tour was hands down awesome! If you love history AND the supernatural this is definitely the tour to take! Luke our tour guide was full of tons of info, history and paranormal anecdotes. His humor was witty as was Len's. This isn't a staged,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This tour was fantastic! The tour was a good length and definitely worth the price! Our tour guide seemed to be very excited and into all the stories he told us. He made sure everyone had a great time and all questions were answered. Both...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tina C
28 March 2018|
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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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LisaGY8141AG
17 October 2017|
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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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denisecgirard
19 March 2016|
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This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Even if you take the bus tour, there a lot of stairs and a lot of areas with uneven ground.
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