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Step back in time and learn more about ILASCO history. View the remnants of a cement company ghost town, including the old concrete jail built in 1909, eye-catching monuments and 8 national flags memorialize the ethnic heritage and history of ILASCO, an immigrant company town created in 1903 when Atlas Portland Cement Company erected a large manufacturing plant and at one time employed 2,500 workers.

The major labor force recruited from eastern and southern Europe needed to live near the cement plant and would form its own ethnic enclaves within ILASCO. ILASCO had a population of as many as 3,000 ethnically-diverse residents before 1914.

Cement produced at the ILASCO plant was used to build the Panama Canal, locks and dams on the Mississippi River and many other major projects. ILASCO lasted only 60 years but left an enduring mark on the rich cultural tapestry of the Hannibal area.

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1 Ilasco Trail
Hannibal, MO 63401

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Open Year-round
Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Unrestricted
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Activities Within 10 Miles
Historic District
Boating
Winery / Vineyard
Fishing
Biking / Walking Trails
Camping
Pet Policy
Service Animals Welcome
Pets On Leash Allowed
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Activities On-site
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE:
Winery / Vineyard