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World's Tallest Man Statue

2800 Block of College Avenue, Alton, IL
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Happy accident

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
clarson2016
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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it is a very tall Staue

Being life size is pretty amazing to see. But not anything else in the area to do If your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joannz9
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Alton, Illinois
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“life size” (18 reviews)
“robert wadlow” (38 reviews)
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2800 Block of College Avenue, Alton, IL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank joannz9
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Annemarie D
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Reviewed March 20, 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 Ann M
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We drove to Alton to see the statue to kill some time. Found it easily. Saw it 20 years ago so I knew what area it was in. The kid liked the life sized statue. Spent about 10 minutes there. Parking for the attraction is...More

Thank EricInSEMO
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

There are a lot of neat things to do in Alton and nearby Grafton and this quick stop should be on your list. The history of this site, and others like it, are covered in a book I found called Secret St. Louis (I'm not...More

Thank diva3713
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

One of the many interesting small towns that has a little piece of history in America. good for a detour to visit. Not amazing but sorta cool, parking is a bit of a nuisance however.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

In a park in Alton is the statue dedicated to Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever to walk this earth, at 8’ 11’’. The statue is life size and you can stand next to it to get an appreciation his size. Robert grew up in...More

Thank Jere M
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We happen to pass by here and stopped for a quick visit. It is really cool to be able to compare how tall he was to your own height. My granddaughter was amazed at how tall he was. Really close parking and a quick little...More

Thank Alan A
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