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Robert Wadlow Statue

2810 College Avenue, Alton IL 62002 | 800.258.6645
Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau

Robert Wadlow, was born on February 22, 1918, weighing an average 8 pounds 6 ounces. He grew to be the tallest man in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, reaching a height of 8 feet 11.1 inches before his death in 1940. The life size statue of Alton’s “Gentle Giant” allows visitors to see how they measure up to the World’s Tallest Man. You can also sit in a bronze replica chair made for Wadlow.


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