National Great Rivers Museum, Alton

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  • This road is fairly quiet. We like starting at Alton (after lunch at State Street Market Cafe and visiting a few shops). It’s a lovely route to enjoy the river during each season, and especially fun f...  more »
  • When it's very cold, eagles can often be seen around the lock & dam area, and in the trees on the highway nearby. The museum itself is well-done, with many exhibits.  more »
  • Lots of very good information from the Locks and Dam to the Eagles that are in the area. Docents have lots of great information,  more »
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  • Great little museum! Free!! I wish we had researched before going so we could have gone on a (free!) tour of the locks and dam. We arrived between tour times and did not want to wait around for the next time. We will go back! The staff was VERY friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience.
  • The museum is full of great pictures and history. Just get past the environmental fervor and evolutionist viewpoint, and it is amazing. Take the tour of you can.
  • I live within an hour of this museum and lock & dam and I had no idea it existed. It makes for a great day trip. Lots of bird watching and the museum and free tour of the lock & dam were great.
  • This is a great place to come and see the Mississippi River from a different point of view. Staff is awesome!
  • Very friendly staff. Building is wheel chair accessible (really, no guff no weird bumps or narrow doors) 2 wheel chairs (non-motor, regular sized) avaiable for use. Staff was very helping in putting on captions for related movies and answered all questions. Heck, even the turtles in the lobby were friendly. Will come again.
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