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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Educational for Young and Old.
Reviewed By 52761 August 2017

We live on the upper Miss. This little museum was chalk full of interesting facts and demonstrations of life on the river. Interactive exhibits-try to steer a barge through a lock! Kids and adults...

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Great educational place for kids!
Reviewed By mmaag426 September 2016

I visited this place all the time as a kid. It's a great walk from Alton to the dam/museum too! In addition to learning about the dam, and taking it the sites around it, this place usually has great...

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Reviewed By ChampaignSue July 2017

Impressive museum with a lot of interesting exhibits about the Mississippi River. Also enjoyed a tour of the locks and dam, and we were lucky to get to see a barge go through a lock. The movie was...

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