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National Great Rivers Museum, Alton

(4.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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  • educational for young and old - go outside and watch the lock and dam. Birding outside is great. very informative. special interest Eagles  more »
  • It was very educational for my family and grandchildren. Excellent experience. The support staff was professional and courteous.  more »
  • A great stopping place that offered free touring. Well organized, easy to tour, so informative. Great for kids and all ages. The Mississippi River is so very important to our everyday lives. Unfortuna...  more »
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  • Very informative. All of the staff were very friendly. The tour was by far the most informative. Bummer we didn't see a barge. Maybe next time. They said in the fall the Eagles are soaring and the barges are many.
  • The museum has wide-ranging, excellent exhibits about the Mississippi - including a video game to test your skill as the captain of a barge boat. Take the tour of the locks. It is a fascinating "machine" with a large impact on the mid-west economy.
  • Awesome place to take kids and visit. We come here every year.
  • It's pretty small, but the exhibits are nice, well executed and admission is free. Definitely worth stopping by.
  • Nice and fun (while being educational.) Would be great for school aged kids.