Alton is known widely for its gentle giant and haunted buildings but the city is also home to some of the most beautiful and historic churches around. On Saturday at 10a.m.The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau is holding its "Steeple Chase Shuttle" which will provide opportunity to get familiar with three treasured churches. President and CEO of the CVB Brett Stawar tells the Big Z about the event.

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St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church is the first stop, followed by Union Baptist church which is one of the oldest African American churches in Illinois and is part of the famed Underground Railroad. The last stop is at the First Presbyterian Church which dates back to Alton's Founder, Rufus Easton, in 1818. The shuttle will depart from the Visitors Center located at 200 Piasa Street and will return there when the tour is over. Tickets are $25 and reservations may be made by calling 1800-258-6645 or by visiting .

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