Walkers enjoyed walking 5k on a warm & humid spring morning.
Come help celebrate the Bicentennial of the state of Illinois. Walkers will view the Lincoln-Douglas Debate site & will continue through historic Alton, Illinois. Alton was part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War & home to Robert Wadlow, the tallest man. Walkers can view the Robert Wadlow the Tallest Man Statue. Those wishing to join the Underground Railroad Tour should make reservations for the 1:00 pm tour by calling 800 258-6645 or sign-up online: visitalton.com/shuttle. Cost $25 per person for a 2 hour tour. Starts at Visitor Center, 200 Piasa Street.
Watch for this beautiful caterpillar on the Main Street 5k walk. Both walks start at the pavilion by the beer stands.
Stay & watch the parade & see this float in the parade.
The Main Street 5k walk and the Cemetery 5k walk both pass the Marissa Academy monument.
Walkers stop to pose with the Navy plane that was donated to the park.
Walkers stop in the park with a view that makes walkers feel like they are walking in the country.
The Main Street 5k walk and the Cemetery 5k walk both pass the Miners Memorial. Marissa is a quiet little town where walkers may hear a roaster crow or a cow moo.
Walkers pause at the Veterans Memorial in St. Charles.
Walkers on the 5k Cemetery walk will see the Veterans Memorial in the Marissa Cemetery. Walkers can start between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Walk at your own pace. Walkers must be finished by 3:00 pm. All walkers will have a chance to win an Illinois Bicentennial lapel pin.