Robert Wadlow Statue

2810 College Avenue, Alton IL 62002 | 800-258-6645
The Great River Road in Illinois

Alton’s “Gentle Giant,” 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.


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