National Great Rivers Museum

  • Museums | Museums/Galleries
  • Illinois
  • Illinois


Open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Buses and tour groups welcome. Interactive exhibits and dam tours. 35 minutes north of downtown St. Louis.

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Great place to spend an hour or two along the Great River Road
Reviewed By prspt November 2016

A nice museum that educates visitors about the Mississippi River, history of the river, its importance as a transportation route, and the flora and fauna in the area. There is an informative movie...

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Last Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River
Reviewed By Tobaccopat September 2016

The National Great Rivers Museum is located at Alton Lock and Dam #6, the last lock and dam on the Mississippi River. It's modern interior features the fish and wildlife that live in that part of...

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Well worth a stop!
Reviewed By HappyCamper0281 October 2015

Even before you enter the building you start to learn about the river, with a combination water feature and 3-D map that you can splash in. Inside are excellent displays that teach about the...

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