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 learn about the river
Reviewed By Doug G May 2016

This is an excellent museum that provides an excellent overview of how important the river is to our daily lives, along with a bit of river history. Interactive displays for kids. We spent well over...

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Recalling the history and people of the Mississippi River
Reviewed By Taylor B October 2016

My wife and I have visited the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa, and the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, Illinois, so I think we have a pretty good understanding...

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History, Fun, and Educational
Reviewed By debrakgilles January 2017

I can't say enough about this place. I have only lived in the Grafton area for two years and I have been at the Lock and Dam six times. It's wonderful for learning. It's great for all ages. The...

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