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Alton, Illinois: Relics of the World's Tallest Man (Closed) Team Field Report

Alton Museum of History and Art

Alton Museum of History and Art. East side of the city. Hwy 3 exit onto Hwy 140/College Ave. Drive west about a mile. Museum is on the left, just before the stop sign intersection with Seminary St.
Museum closed in 2020.

Relics of the World's Tallest Man

Robert Wadlow stood nearly nine feet tall, so everything he wore or used had to be big. Most of it was destroyed by his mother after he died, but a few relics have survived to impress later generations of tinier humans. Report... [03/22/2018]

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Relics of the World's Tallest Man

We tried to visit yesterday, but the place is locked and dark. We asked about it at the Biomedical Library next door, and were told that the museum had been operated by a single volunteer, and that nobody has seen or heard from him since before Covid. Phone calls don't go through, either.

[Joe Norris, 05/07/2024]

The museum closed in 2020 and has remained shuttered since then.

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