National Great Rivers Museum, Alton

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  • September 13, 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 wil...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    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 a...  more »
  • July 16, 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 wor...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Went here for a field trip. The students didn't know what to expect. They all seemed rather pleased at the end of the trip. They were excited to walk on the dam and really enjoyed the scavenger hunt. Thank you for making this a memorable experience.
  • July 4, 2017
    This place is really interesting. Its a working lock and dam. So there could be boats going by as you tour the museum.
  • May 24, 2017
    Poorly marked, limited parking, closes early we were there at 4:30 but the gates were already closed. Nice roof top nature walk with a great view of the river and dam. I think you enter through the gates but they were closed and said employees only.
  • July 1, 2017
    The tour was a cool learning experience. They take you about 4 stories up and you're in full sun so make sure you wear sunblock and you aren't afraid of heights.
  • June 8, 2017
    Out of the way, but this is a museum run by the Army Corps of Engineers. As part of the museum, you can tour one of the lock and dam systems on the Mississippi River! Make sure to call ahead to see if a barge is going through the lock.

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