Alton, Illinois


I spent a day in historic Alton, Illinois to learn about the town’s ties to President Lincoln, the world’s tallest man and Lewis & Clark.  The views from the “great river road” are some of the best you’ll see in America.  Brett Stawar of talks me at the Robert Wadlow (world’s tallest man) statue about why people love visiting Alton.

This is part of the “Re-Discovering America” series on Bill On The Road

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Bill is a travel journalist, broadcaster and freelance writer based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Bill travels all across the country doing positive stories, highlighting people and places making America great. He's the host of the weekly Rediscover America podcast and author of the new book 100 Things To Do In America Before You Die! Bill enjoys parks, talking to strangers, eating medium-rare steaks, playing Pickleball and telling good jokes.