National Great Rivers Museum

  • Museums Museums/Galleries
  • Illinois
  • Illinois

This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers museum tells the story of the Mississippi River and the locks and dams system. Interactive exhibits, theatre presentations, tours and gift shop. FREE

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Interesting and fun
Reviewed By Friscokie October 2021

This is a great place to gain some Missippi River histroy, understand the Lewis & Clark expedition, and watch a barge tow transit the locks - not something you can see just anywhere.

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Scenic and educational
Reviewed By JohnWTravel July 2022

This is a great interactive and educational, interpretive center, explaining many aspects of the Mississippi River, including the birds and waterfowl, the lock systems and the methods used to try to...

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Quick and free stop if in Alton
Reviewed By Big_bro_1_usa March 2021

Free, easy quick stop; free tours that are scheduled; simple museum ; nice docents, plenty of parking.

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