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Altgeld Hall Tower

1409 W Green St, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2907
+1 217-333-6068
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Before you leave UIUC, visit the Bell Tower

One of the funnest experiences of my college career has been a visit to the Altgeld Bell Tower. Go... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
ElanKaroll
Well worth visiting and climbling to the top!

Altgeld Hall Tower is in the Mathematics building behind Alma Mater. You can tour the tower all the... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Denise M
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1409 W Green St, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2907
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

One of the funnest experiences of my college career has been a visit to the Altgeld Bell Tower. Go with friends and you will not regret it. The views are breath-taking. They even allowed us to ring the bells!

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Altgeld Hall Tower is in the Mathematics building behind Alma Mater. You can tour the tower all the way to the top to see where they play the chimes. Most days, recordings are played, but once a week, an actual person plays them. They may...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Altgeld Hall is, basically, at an entrance to Campus. It was built in 1896-97 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The "University Chime" rings on the quarter hours, the half hour, and on the hour, and is really nice to hear. I...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I spent more than three years taking mathematics courses in the Altgeld Hall. It is one of the most iconic building of the campus, and has a long history. The math library in it is also super in terms of the size of their book...More

Thank zhangchi314
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Our tour of the Altgeld bell tower was priceless! Sue made all of us feel so welcomed and invited anyone who could show a little promise on the 'practice board' to go ahead and play the real thing....a total gas! Also, we were given the...More

Thank barringt0nh0tt0mat0
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Having spent 4 years at UofI as an undergrad, the ringing of the Altgeld Hall bells at every quarter hour was an integral part of being a student, as strange as that may sound. I went there before the era of cell phones, and the...More

Thank Occasi0nalTraveler70
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is where I took my ACT exam in High School. Later I was a janitor in this magnificent building. It is so cool and can ring your chimes as you work. It is constructed like a castle with old fashioned spiral stair cases and...More

Thank jwhoyt1
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

I had always heard the chimes on campus but to actually meet the "chime lady" that has been doing it since 1971 was amazing. Since we were there when students were gone we got a much longer tour than normal I think and we even...More

Thank cardwil
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Chief Illiniwek is gone but Altgeld Bell Tower remains, one of the grand traditions of the University of Illinois. Altgeld Hall, located at 1409 West Green, near the magnificent bronze statue of Alma Mater and Illini Union at the northwest end of the Main Quad,...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Amazing late 19th Century University of Illinois Building. Circular Marble steps are time worn leading to the tower where the Carillons are played daily by hand.

Thank newarknancy
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