National Great Rivers Museum, Alton

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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • This place is really interesting. Its a working lock and dam. So there could be boats going by as you tour the museum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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